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TDOE releases letter grades for schools

In 2016, T.C.A. § 49-1-228 was established and required the Tennessee Department of Education to develop a school letter grade rating system to provide parents and families with information that shows how our public schools are performing. The state’s letter grade legislation is intended to provide a snapshot of how each school performed during the previous academic year and compare those results over time.  

Due to implementation delays including testing administration issues and the COVID-19 pandemic, Tennessee is assigning letter grades to schools for the first time this year. 

Several factors determine school letter grades for each school, including student achievement, academic growth, growth of the highest need students, and a measure of college and career readiness just for high schools. School letter grades will also be visible in the fully refreshed State Report Card in early 2024. 

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Coffee County School grades are as follows:

Coffee County Central High School -School letter grade: B

Hickerson Elementary -School letter grade: B

Hillsboro Elementary School -School letter grade: B

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North Coffee Elementary-School letter grade: B

East Coffee Elementary -School letter grade: B

New Union Elementary-School letter grade: A

Deerfield Elementary School -School letter grade: B

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Coffee County Middle School -School letter grade: D

Coffee County Raider Academy-School letter grade: A

Coffee County Koss Center- Not eligible for a letter grade

Dr. Charles Lawson, Director of Coffee County Schools said, “I do not believe that the complexities of educating children and the myriad services that are provided by a school can be boiled down to a single letter grade.  I am proud of what Coffee County Schools provides for the community regardless of the letter grades assigned by the government in Nashville.

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With that said, the overall performance of Coffee County Schools reflects positively on the staff who works with our students every day.”

Manchester City Schools grades are as follows:

College Street Elementary-School letter grade: A

Westwood Elementary School-School letter grade: B

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Westwood Middle School-School letter grade: C

Dr. Joey Vaughn, Director of Manchester City Schools had this to say:

Find the full TDOE report here:

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