Following a year of significant academic growth in 2021-22, LEAD Public Schools is continuing momentum with all six of its schools meeting or exceeding growth standards outlined by the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) for the 2022-23 school year.
“With the majority of our students coming to us two to three years behind, continued and sustained growth is paramount to improving student academic outcomes,” said Dwayne Tucker, CEO at LEAD Public Schools. “In order to get these students back on track, we have to grow our students at a faster rate and I am proud of our teachers and staff for continuing to rise to that challenge.”
For the 2022-23 school year, LEAD Cameron, LEAD Neely’s Bend, LEAD Southeast Middle, and LEAD Southeast High each earned a Level 5 score, achieving the highest possible level of academic growth. This is the second year in a row these four schools have earned a Level 5–a significant accomplishment, especially given the challenges schools have faced coming out of the pandemic.
LEAD Brick Church met growth expectations for the 2022-23 school year by earning a Level 3 TVAAS score. After earning a Level 1 last year, LEAD Academy returned to strong academic growth with a Level 4, achieving above expected growth.
“The LEAD Academy team put in a powerful effort to accelerate student growth last year,” said LaVoe Mulgrew, head of schools at LEAD Public Schools. “Going from a Level 1 to a Level 4 in just one year is a great accomplishment, and I am proud to see that hard work reflected in their score.”