Rhea Celebrates Graysville Elementary Being Named A Reward School & Other District Schools On Their Academic Accomplishments

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Each fall, The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) releases data which compares school district standardized test scores (TCAP) between the previous year’s testing cycle and the previous testing cycle. These accountability measures combine several metrics of performance at the school level which provides a performance score for each school and the district as a whole.  Tennessee’s schools and districts are assigned one of four rankings based on the accountability model:  In Need of Improvement (Well Below Average), Marginal (Below Average), Satisfactory (Average), Advancing (Above Average), and Exemplary (Well Above Average).

Below you will find information regarding School and District Accountability Determinations for Rhea County Schools.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, Rhea County Schools earned the ranking of Satisfactory

Schools that serve grades 3-12 normally receive rankings based on accountability data. However, due to attendance, distance learning, and other pandemic factors grades will not appear on individual school report cards this year.  Across Rhea County, all our schools have earned a C or better ranking, if the State were to assign grades for them this year. 

Graysville Elementary School has been named a Tennessee Reward School and earned an “A”. Reward Schools are designated based on improving student achievement and growth for all students and student groups that are served.

Frazier Elementary School, Rhea Central Elementary School, Rhea Middle School, and Spring City Middle School scored above average to earn a “B”.

Rhea County High School and Spring City Elementary School would have received a “C” for average scores.

Over the next couple of weeks, Mr. Jesse Messimer, Director of Schools, and his staff will be serving schools scoring above average a BBQ lunch in appreciate for their hard work and dedication to the children of Rhea County.

“I could not be prouder of the hard work and dedication that our teachers have given to the students of Rhea County. During a difficult couple of years, our teachers have demonstrated their ability to continue educating our students even during the challenges presented by a Global Pandemic. Our teachers went above and beyond to keep students moving academically in the right direction. I am also very proud of our resilient, hardworking students who were faced with numerous challenges unlike any other time. Our administrators, teachers, support staff, and students should be commended for their tireless efforts. We have a lot of work ahead of us and we want to continue to make progress this school year.”  -Jesse Messimer