Friday, December 01, 2023

Metro Nashville School Board votes to close one of northeast Nashville’s highest performing elementary schools

BY SKY ARNOLD, Tennessee Firefly, NOVEMBER 30, 2023- .... The most recent state academic performance data shows Rocketship outperformed every other elementary school in the cluster in Math and English language arts and only one elementary school scored higher proficiency rates in science.

The elementary school has additionally scored in the highest or second highest category for student growth every year it’s been open, but that success was not enough to convince the Metro School Board to renew Rocketship’s 10-year charter agreement to continue operating.

Board members voted 8 to 1 against renewal Tuesday night.

The vote went against the district’s own charter review team that found Rocketship partially met state requirements in all categories including academic, operations, and finances. District reviewers recommended board members grant Rocketship’s request for a new charter agreement.

Board Chair Rachael Anne-Elrod led those opposing the renewal, utilizing comparisons involving schools less diverse and more wealthy located outside northeast Nashville to make the case Rocketship hasn’t proven it’s doing a better job than the district. (read more)

Stumble Upon Toolbar
My Zimbio
Top Stories

No comments:

Post a Comment