three students together smilingMaintaining its position in the top tier of school districts across the state on academic achievement and accountability, the Franklin Special School District received notice of Exemplary Status in Achievement, Achieving Status in Subgroups and Achieving Status as a Final Determination. 

Based on this week’s release of TNReady achievement data for grades 3-8, out of all 146 Tennessee school districts, Franklin Special retains its impressive ranking in all tested areas: 

  • 5th in Math
  • 7th in English Language Arts
  • 9th in Science

 Achievement results provided for End of Course (EOC) testing also shows an excellent upward trend in student achievement and growth. These EOC tests reflect the growth of students who are taking the high-school credit courses of Algebra I or Geometry. “We are happy to see that these higher-level classes are continuing to provide our students who seek upper level courses with excellent instruction,” Snowden said. Remaining on trend with last year’s results, 100 percent of FSSD Geometry students scored proficient or above, which is now categorized as “On Track or Mastered” (compared with the state-wide average of 25.8 percent) and 80.2 percent of Algebra I students “On Track or Mastered” (compared with 15.1 percent statewide). 

“In the era of new and rigorous testing, it is rewarding to see firsthand how well our students performed on this new assessment,” said Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden. “Our teachers have remained consistent to the charge of meeting students’ needs and ensuring success. I am extremely proud of the careful planning, consistent effort and dedication, the mindful balance that is struck between testing and all other aspects of student learning in our school district.”