WCS sets new district record with 27 Reward Schools


Williamson County Schools maintains record-breaking status after learning this week that the district has recorded its highest ACT composite score and this year has the most Reward Schools in district history.

Williamson County Schools maintains record-breaking status after learning this week that the district has recorded its highest ACT composite score and this year has the most Reward Schools in district history.

The State Department of Education announced 168 total 2014 Reward Schools from across the state, 27 of which are Williamson County schools. Last year, the school district had 26.

Reward Schools are selected annually based on overall student achievement determined by a one-year success rate, which is calculated by adding the total number of proficient students in each subject and dividing by the total number of test takers for each subject.

The recognition is given to the top five percent of schools for academic performance and the top five percent of schools for annual progress.

“I continue to be inspired by the hard work of our students, teachers and support team members,” Superintendent of Schools Mike Looney said.

“I am proud of their effort, and I’m convinced our best days are still just ahead.”

Six schools were recognized for both performance and progress: Clovercroft Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, Hillsboro School, Spring Station Middle, Page High and Ravenwood High.

“We are all so proud of the students – they really did a fabulous job,” said Clovercroft Elementary Principal Laura LaChance.

Clovercroft, which made gains in each subject this year compared to last year’s TCAP scores, is one of five schools statewide to be honored for both progress and performance in both the 2013 and 2014 test years.

LaChance said partnership is at the core of the school’s success.

“In Clovercroft’s first year [in 2011], I likened education to a four-legged stool to our community – each leg is vital and has a role in the overall education of our students,” LaChance added.

“The legs represent the students, the parents, the teachers and the school staff, including the administration. All of us must stay committed and do our part to ensure that students receive the best education they can. It is this combined commitment that has been our recipe for success. We have students that are committed to their own learning, parents that ensure that students are ready for learning and are supported at home, teachers that are willing to do whatever necessary to grow students from where they are, and finally, a school staff that is willing to dig in and help in every way possible.”

For just performance, the following 20 schools were recognized: Allendale Elementary, College Grove Elementary, Grassland Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Hunters Bend Elementary, Kenrose Elementary, Pearre Creek Elementary, Nolensville Elementary, Oak View Elementary, Scales Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Trinity Elementary, Winstead Elementary, Grassland Middle, Heritage Middle, Page Middle, Sunset Middle, Woodland Middle, Brentwood High and Middle College High.

Longview Elementary was the only district school named for progress only.

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for BrentWord Communications. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_Marie_Pace.

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