Praise was heaped on several exceptional local schools Thursday night by the Warren County Board of Education for their accomplishments in several subject areas.
“These are schools that were rated high when compared to the other schools across the state,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox in presenting awards to representatives from the various schools cited in the recent state report.
First to receive praise was Centertown Elementary where its second grade was classified in the top 5% in the state in the subject of reading.
“This is a great accomplishment,” Cox said.
The second grade at Bobby Ray Elementary was in the top 10% in the state in math, while the first grade at Dibrell was included in the top percentile in reading.
Cox next turned to a pair of local schools that achieved citations for being in the top 25 schools in the state in certain subject areas. Morrison Elementary was the big winner, placing in the top 25 schools in three subjects.
“The first grade was in the top 25 in math, reading and language arts,” Cox said as he presented the certificate to School Board member Linda Blair who represents the school’s district.
Cox presented the award for Irving College to Tanya Bess who represents that district. Irving College’s first grade was in the top 25 in language arts.
Along with citing schools for their excellence, Cox also praised the high school and school system as a whole for achieving 100 percent registration for the Tennessee Promise program which ensures two years of college for all graduates. He also noted FAFSA registration, which is the financial aid form required to get any financial aid for college, was up from 60 to 74 percent this past year and recent reports show it is already up to 77 percent this year.