JCS has much to celebrate as 2020-2021 accountability data is released. Congratulations to students, staff, families, and school board for a job well done in a year of unprecedented challenges. Check out the full news article on our website to learn more about the High Fives across the district!
The Jefferson County School district is excited to share the results from the Tennessee Department of Education’s spring assessments. Congratulations to the teachers, students, employees, families, and school board for the diligence and hard work during the 2020-2021 school year.
The state of Tennessee provides schools with an accountability system that measures a range of factors evaluating student outcomes. For the 2020 - 2021 school year, the Tennessee Legislature passed a hold harmless bill which applied to Tennessee districts who achieved an 80% participation rate. Jefferson County Schools participation rate was near 100%.
The Tennessee Department of Education ran accountability measures to assist districts in understanding student progress during a difficult year. It is important to note that student achievement and growth, including TNReady scores and ACT, make up half of the overall measure.
During a difficult school year, Jefferson County Schools provided an educational experience which allowed for the highest level of student growth in all 24 available categories. While students, teachers, and administrators were faced with new challenges each day, they worked to ensure students were provided for in ways never imagined.
In addition to student growth, Jefferson County Schools saw the overall accountability designation remain at the second highest designation, Advancing. Our system celebrates maintaining our status as well as our current placement among Tennessee districts. Of the 146 districts receiving data results, Jefferson County Schools attained a rank of 14th. This district ranking, based on the overall accountability composite scores, places Jefferson County Schools in the TOP 10% of ALL Tennessee School Districts. This is an amazing testament to the work done each day. We celebrate the work of our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and board members. This rank is the result of valuable partnerships
While we celebrate this designation, we are also focused on continuing to elevate the education program each day. Our vision, captured through the Jefferson County Core 4 will ensure we are able to continue recovery efforts as we battle the impact on achievement considering the learning loss among our students.
In addition to celebrating our district status, Jefferson County School would like to announce Dandridge Elementary School and Talbott Elementary Schools as TDOE designated Reward Schools. This designation is the result of their overall performance level for state accountability. Congratulations to the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of each school.
JCS Outperform the State
The Jefferson County Schools District outperformed the state average in the following areas: 6th Grade Math, 8th Grade Math, Algebra, Biology, 5th Grade Science, 8th Grade Science, 6th Grade Social Studies, and 7th Grade Social Studies.
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