(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) today congratulated Maryville High School for being selected as a finalist for the top honor for elementary schools awarded by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). The SCORE Prize, which will be awarded October 28 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, recognizes public schools and school systems that exemplify how to improve academic performance.
“This is tremendous news and represents a lot of work on behalf of the students, parents, teachers and administrative staff at Maryville High School,” said Senator Overbey. “I congratulate all of them and wish them the best in October as the winner is announced.”
Three finalists were chosen in the categories of elementary school, middle school, high school and school systems statewide after a rigorous two-step selection process based on weighted criteria selection utilizing the state’s Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVASS) and Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP). The SCORE Prize will award $10,000 to each elementary, middle, and high school winner and $25,000 to the district winner.
“Maryville High School has strong performance and growth across all subjects, including notable growth in science,” the SCORE report announcing the finalists stated. “Maryville’s high ACT growth and its average ACT composite of 24 make it a standout on the college readiness index.”
The third annual SCORE Prize event will be hosted by SCORE Chairman and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Winners and finalists are also highlighted throughout the year as part of SCORE’s work to identify and share practices that improve student academic performance.
Maryville High School was a 2011 SCORE Prize finalist in the high school category.