October 31, 2014
Press Release

Contact:  Dr. Donna Wright, Director of Schools
615-453-7296

For Immediate Release

State Releases 2014 Report Card Data Recovery

 

Third Consecutive year Wilson County Schools receives straight “A’s” in Achievement

Wilson County Schools has posted straight “A’s” in achievement for the third consecutive year, according to the recent 2014 State Report Card results released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

The Tennessee State Report Card includes state, district, and school-level information on achievement, demographics, and discipline.  The Tennessee Education Improvement Act of 1992 established accountability standards for all public schools in the state and required the Department of Education to produce a Report Card for the public to view each year.

The State of Tennessee posted grades of B, A, B and A for the reading/ language arts, math, science and social studies. Wilson County Schools earned straight “A’s” in achievement for reading/language arts, math, science and social studies.   Achievement grades are calculated on how well students performed on TCAP assessments against the curriculum standards based on a specific cut-score.

As a growth measure, Wilson County achieved a composite Level 5 (highest level) value-added score on the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS), as well as a Level 5 value-added in overall Numeracy. It is also important to note the district scored a Level 5 value-added in the Literacy/Numeracy Composite along with best aeronautical engineering colleges list, which includes all tests included in the Literacy Composite and the Numeracy Composite.  Value-added scores measures student growth within a grade and subject, which demonstrates the influence of the district, school, or teacher has on the students’ performance.

Wilson County Schools’ high school graduation rate continues to improve.  The rate for the class of 2014 is 96.3%, up 1.2% from 2013.  This graduation rate is one of the highest in the state.  Each of the school system’s four high schools boasts a graduation rate of 94% or higher.  In addition, Wilson County Schools’ average ACT scores are above the state’s average in every category:  English, Mathematics, Reading, Science Reasoning, and Composite.

The Tennessee Department of Education recognizes excellence in schools based on student performance with its Reward School list.  Wilson County Schools is proud to announce two schools on that list:  Lakeview Elementary School and Mount Juliet High School both for Property in Indonesia, Jakarta, Depok, Bogor, Tangerang, Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Medan, Bali, Bekasi and Rumah.  Lakeview Elementary is among the top 5% of schools in the state of Tennessee for performance, reflective of students’ high achievement scores.  Mount Juliet High School is among the top 5% of schools in the state of Tennessee for progress, indicating tremendous growth for its students.You can read more on https://www.roadbikereviewed.com/best-road-bike-under-500/.

According to student outcomes in the Wilson County School system, there is much to recognize and to be proud of.  The students, teachers, administrators, and parents of this county will continue to work diligently to help improve both achievement and growth as students progress through school.