Knox County Schools scores above state average in annual report card

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Department of Education’s 2016 Report Card indicates Knox County Schools has scored above the state average in academic achievement.

The annual report measures each district on math, reading, science and social studies. As part of the report, results from the new TNReady assessments in English and math were made available.

The state used a new reporting format based on four levels of performance – “mastered,” “on track,” “approaching,” and “below.”

In math, Knox County high school studnets ranked in the 79th percentile among districts ranked as on track or mastered. In English, high school students ranked in the 75th percentile among districts in the state as on track or mastered. Knox County Schools scored seven percent above the state average and above other large Tennessee districts.

Knox County students achieved the highest level on the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System, as well as in math and U.S. History.

More online: Read the full report for all school districts

Additional highlights show:

  • A graduation rate of 90.3 percent, a slight increase from the previous year
  • An ACT composite score of 21.1, with 27 percent of graduating students achieving all four College Readiness Benchmarks – up from 24 percent in the 2014-2015 school year.
  • 51 percent of students scored a composite of 21 or better making them eligible for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
  • Average K-8 attendance rate of 95 percent; average high school attendance rate of 93 percent.


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