More than a dozen schools in East Tennessee earned top marks with the Tennessee Department of Education.
State leaders released a list of of Reward Schools Thursday. The list represents the top five percent of schools in Tennessee for highest achievement and top five percent in overall growth.
This year's list recognized 67 schools across the state for overall academic achievement and 84 schools for overall growth. In East Tennessee, 18 schools were named Reward Schools. Three East Tennessee schools were also among 17 schools in the state to earn both designations: Montgomery Ridge Intermediate, Eastview Elementary and Farragut High.
Knox County had five schools on the list, the most of any system in East Tennessee. Those schools were Powell Middle, Rocky Hill Elementary, Sequoyah Elementary, Farragut High, and LN STEM Academy.
Full list of Reward Schools in East Tennessee:
- Grand Oaks Elementary - Progress
- Fairview Elementary - Progress
- Friendsville Elementary - Progress
- Foothills Elementary - Performance
- Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School – Performance & Progress
- Caryville Elementary – Progress
- New Tazewell Elementary - Progress
- South Greene High - Progress
- Eastview Elementary – Performance & Progress
- Lincoln Heights Middle - Progress
- Powell Middle - Progress
- Rocky Hill Elementary - Performance
- Sequoyah Elementary - Performance
- Farragut High – Progress & Performance
- LN STEM Academy - Performance
- Fort Loudon Middle - Progress
- Greenback School - Progress
- Oneida Middle - Progress