LEAD Brick Church and LEAD Neely’s Bend were recently featured on Fox 17 News in Nashville for their top academic growth scores in the Achievement School District.
LEAD schools earn highest score on TVAAS for second consecutive year
LEAD schools once again earned the highest score possible on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System for the second consecutive year.
LEAD Neely’s Bend, LEAD Brick Church, LEAD Cameron, LEAD Southeast Middle and High schools all scored a perfect Level 5 on TVAAS for the 2018-2019 school year.
LEAD Academy, a Level 5 school for the last three years the state has reported results, earned a Level 3 this past school year.
Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System is a standardized testing system that tracks academic growth among peers.
“We see our students, faculty and staff are putting in the hard work every day in our schools to make academic gains and it’s wonderful to see the scores reflect their efforts,” said LEAD Public Schools CEO Dwayne Tucker. “We know there is more work to do with our students to improve our academic outcomes, but we are particularly pleased to see strong growth at Neely’s Bend and Brick Church, Nashville’s only two ASD schools. This progress shows that our turnaround model is working at priority, zoned-enrollment schools to give all students the support they need to catch up.”
Here is a brief overview of scores at our schools:
- LEAD Neely’s Bend scored a Level 5 for the second year in a row.
- LEAD Brick Church scored a Level 5 for the first time since 2014 – up from a Level 4 last year and a Level 2 the year prior.
- LEAD Cameron scored a Level 5 for the fifth consecutive year, up from being in the bottom 5 percent of schools in Tennessee prior to joining the network. Cameron was also named a Reward school by the state in 2014, 2017 and 2018.
- LEAD Southeast middle and high school also scored a Level 5 for the for the 5th consecutive year (Middle) and second consecutive year (High).
- LEAD Academy High School, a Level 5 school for the last three years the state has reported results, earned a Level 3 this past school year. School leaders have reviewed test score data and will focus on providing additional support in math instruction, as well as in English. LEAD Academy’s graduation rate rose to 96 percent last year, up from 93 percent.
LEAD kicked off its 13th school year on August 5.