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Schools praised for gains
Director of Schools Bobby Cox talks about academic growth enjoyed by several local schools during the most recent Board of Education meeting.
The school system is celebrating excellence in education as Director of Schools Bobby Cox cited several schools for their academic improvement over the past year.“These schools deserve to be proud of their achievements,” said Cox in presenting awards to several Warren County schools. “Some of these schools are among the leaders in improvement over the past year statewide.”The schools cited by Cox and the Board of Education were recognized under the Tennessee Value Added Growth formula that tracks improvement within subject matter at schools across the state. They all finished in the top 5 and 10 percent in Tennessee.Finishing the highest of all schools was Centertown Elementary’s second grade reading, which ranked fifth out of 391 schools statewide in improvement.“Fifth out of that many schools is a great success,” Cox said.Centertown’s second grade claimed 18th overall out of 391 schools in improvement in math.