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Area schools shut out in quest for SCORE prize

October 28th, 2013 9:20 pm by Rick Wagner

Area schools shut out in quest for SCORE prize

NASHVILLE  — None of the local or regional schools or systems that were finalists for the 2013 SCORE prize won Monday night.

Kingsport City Schools was in the school district category, but it and the Greeneville system lost to Trousdale County in West Tennessee.

Two other local finalists, Mount Carmel and McPheeters Bend elementary schools in the Hawkins County school system, did not win in the elementary school category, and two Knoxville area high schools lost in the high school category.

 Norman Smith Elementary in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School District in Middle Tennessee won in the elementary category.

The results were announced Monday night in Nashville at the Laura Turning Concert Hall in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The top three finalists in four categories  — elementary, middle and high schools and school systems  — were vying for statewide recognition. The prize awarded was $10,000 to each elementary, middle and high school winner and $25,000 to the district winner. Winners and finalists are also highlighted throughout the year as part of SCORE’s work to identify and share practices that improve student academic performance.

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education or SCORE in September announced the 12 finalists for the third annual SCORE prize, The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school district that have most dramatically improved student achievement.

The other winners were Covington High School of Tipton County in West Tennessee, beating out finalists Oak Ridge and Maryville high schools in East Tennessee. It was the second SCORE Prize win for Covington.

In the middle school category, Frank P. Brown Elementary, a K-8 school, won over finalists Freedom Preparatory Academy in Memphis and Rose Park Magnet School in Nashville.

For more information on the SCORE Prize, go to the SCORE website: www.tnscore.org/.

Read more in Tuesday's print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.

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