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Mt. Carmel and McPheeter's Bend Elementary Schools Are Recognized.


Mount Carmel Elementary School recognized as a Reward School for third year.

 The State Department has released its list of schools in the top 5 percent of two categories - overall academic growth and value-added growth.

 Hawkins County Schools is pleased to announce that Mount Carmel Elementary has been named a Reward School for the third time in a row. Mount Carmel Elementary School achieved Reward School status for 2013 in the area of Progress for value-added growth.

 In a news realease, Gov. Haslam praised the achievements of all Reward Schools.

 "Our Reward schools have proven that all students can learn and grow even though their starting lines may be different, a critical part of our effort to prepare our students for the jobs available in the marketplace now and in the future," Haslam said. "We are incredibly grateful for the teachers and staff at each of these schools and excited to recognize their efforts on behalf of Tennessee students."

 Mount Carmel Elementary and McPheeter’s Bend Elementary named as a SCORE Finalists

 The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) collaboratively supports Tennessee’s work to prepare students for college and the workforce. Each year, SCORE awards one elementary, middle, and high school who has shown dramatic improvement in student achievement with $10,000 and one district with an award of $25,000.

This is known as the SCORE Prize and is a data-based effort in Tennessee to recognize schools and districts that are doing outstanding work to improve student achievement. Mount Carmel Elementary School and McPheeter’s Bend Elementary School have both been individually selected as finalists for this award.

 Each school has already been through the first stage of the highly selective process and has been chosen based on TVAAS growth and TCAP performance. The second phase of the selection process will be site visits. The site visits will provide SCORE representatives an opportunity to gather evidence of best practices. Winners will be announced on October 28 and information will be available on the SCORE website.

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