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Science Hill, Towne Acres make list of state's Reward Schools

August 25th, 2014 4:13 pm by Staff Report

Science Hill, Towne Acres make list of state's Reward Schools

Two Johnson City schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education based on test scores for the last school year.

Towne Acres Elementary School and Science Hill High School were among the schools in the top 5% statewide with the highest performance or the largest academic growth by students during the 2013-2014 school year.

“I am incredibly grateful for the teachers and staff at each of these schools and excited to recognize their efforts," Johnson City Director of Schools Richard Bales said in a news release.

Both schools won in the performance area. Towne Acres also won for its academic growth.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to validate all of the hard work and best practices of our teachers and students in the areas of achievement and growth from all across the curriculum of the school,” Science Hill Principal Melanie Riden-Bacon said. “Thank you to the parents, Dr. Bales, central office, board members and community for all of your support.”

Towne Acres Elementary is repeating as a reward school in both performance and academic growth.

“Earning this recognition for a second consecutive year was an amazing accomplishment by our teachers, support staff, students, and parents who support our mission,” Towne Acres Principal Steve Barnett said. “This award is a testament to the importance of nurturing the whole child, while providing a culture for academic excellence.”

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