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WC Schools get high marks for academic gains
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The 2018 accountability results are in and Warren County Schools has achieved the designation as an Advancing School District, the second highest designation in Tennessee.


“Our district has achieved this designation for the second straight year in a very challenging testing environment and I am extremely proud of our team from our Board of Education to our central office staff to all of our students and school administration and teachers. This was a total team effort,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox.


The school district improved its designation in the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System, which measures growth of students from on a five-point scale. According to Cox, Warren County has experienced much growth. In 2017, three schools were level 5 schools and this year that number improved to five schools at level 5.


In addition to the above accomplishments, the Tennessee Department of Education has recognized Hickory Creek Elementary and Irving College School as Reward Schools in 2018.  Reward school status is the highest status recognized for schools in Tennessee. 


“In this first year with our new system, it is incredibly encouraging to see more than 300 of our schools are earning Reward status for how they are supporting our students’ academic achievement and growth,” said Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.


Cox said he is extremely proud of our schools’ accomplishments and continued growth. Although they did not reach all of their goals, he says Warren County Schools are celebrating their improvement.


“In 2017, Dibrell Elementary and Morrison Elementary were recognized as Reward Schools marking the first time our district had two schools recognized in the same year,” said Cox. “In 2018, we have two different schools recognized in the same year equaling that accomplishment.”