5 Knox County schools designated Reward Schools

5 Knox County schools designated Reward Schools

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Five Knox County schools received accolades for high performance and annual growth.

The Tennessee Department of Education released its annual list of Reward Schools on Monday, which recognizes the top five percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top five percent for academic achievement under Tennessee's new accountability system.

Seventy schools across the state are being recognized this year for overall academic achievement, while 83 schools are being commended for annual value-added growth.

Sixteen schools received both designations.

In Knox County, Powell Elementary and Carter High were recognized for progress, Sequoyah Elementary and L&N Stem Academy were recognized for performance, and Farragut High received both designations.

"It is great to see several of our schools recognized for their performance and progress in being among the top five percent of schools in the state," said Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools. 

"This is reflective of the overall hard work happening in our classrooms, the great work that our teachers and students are doing, and the support of our community so that we continue to see an upward trajectory in student learning and success."

Several other East Tennessee schools made the list. The complete list is available online.

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