(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, today congratulated students, parents and staff at Jacks Creek Elementary School and Chester County High School for being named “Reward Schools” for 2017 by the Tennessee Department of Education. Jacks Creek Elementary School is ranked in the top five percent of schools in Tennessee for academic achievement and Chester County High School is ranked in the top five percent for student growth.
“This honor reflects the good work of our hard-working students, caring parents, inspiring teachers and great administrators,” said Senator Gresham. “I congratulate them all for a job well done.”
Of the 2017 Reward schools, 59 are being recognized for performance, 85 are recognized for progress, and 25 schools are Reward schools both for performance and progress, according to a press release issued by the Department of Education. The complete list of Reward schools can be found posted on the department’s website.
“I am so pleased to see the significant progress schools are making statewide, and I am especially proud of the progress made right here at home.” added Senator Gresham. “I encourage these students, parents and educators to continue to strive for academic excellence.”
In addition to the Reward schools in Gresham’s district, additional schools are showing significant improvements. This past year, Middleton High School has exited the Focus school list, and Decatur County Middle School and Haywood High School are among the 20 schools on the Focus Improving list.