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Schools honored with ‘Reward School’ designation

The state of Tennessee recently gave several schools in Anderson County recognition as “Reward Schools.”

Clinton and South Clinton elementary schools, part of the Clinton City Schools, were recognized, along with Anderson County Schools such as Clinton High, Grand Oaks Elementary, Claxton Elementary and Andersonville Elementary.

Three Oak Ridge schools — Glenwood Elementary, Linden Elementary and Willow Brook Elementary, were also recognized.

Lizzette Reynolds, Tennessee Department of Education commissioner, said that for the 2022-23 school year, Reward Schools are those that have an overall federal accountability score greater than or equal to 3.1 out of 4.

This is a calculation that includes numerical scores for student achievement, student growth, chronic absenteeism and the proficiency of English language learners, or students whose first language is not English, a news release stated.

“Lots to celebrate,” said Kelly Johnson, director of Clinton City Schools.

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