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Jacksboro Elementary named rewards school

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By Beth Braden

JACKSBORO—The Tennessee Department of Education has released 2012-13 TCAP data, and the results are largely positive for Campbell County’s school district.

Jacksboro Elementary School received the designation of Reward School for the 2012-13 year. Reward schools are those in the top 5 percent for performance or progress as measured over the previous year. It’s Jacksboro’s progress that landed them a spot on the reward list.

“We’ll probably celebrate them a little bit at our next board meeting,” said Director of Schools Donnie Poston.

This is also the first time that no Campbell County Schools have been placed on a focus list — those schools in need of improvement.

“If we get satisfied where we are, it takes one year of setting back on your laurels, and you get put back on that list,” he said.

Poston credits the faculty and staff with hard work to make the changes and raise scores.

“Overall, we couldn’t be more pleased to be honest with you,” he said.

More details about the TCAP scores can be found at http://tn.gov/education/tcap/

The LaFollette Press plans a more in-depth look into TCAP scores of Campbell County schools within the coming weeks.