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CMCSS Continues Forward Momentum with State Data Release

August 15, 2019

(Aug. 15, 2019) The Tennessee Department of Education released the state’s report card data for Tennessee school districts today. As the state works to transition through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements, TNReady legislations, standards and proficiency shifts, CMCSS continues to experience forward momentum in meeting the vision that all students graduate college and career ready.

CMCSS continues to outperform the state across multiple measures, experience a graduation rate above the state and national levels, and is home to multiple reward schools.

“From this partial data release the State is providing, we can cull some information and trends. We will have to wait on the full release of data to form a complete picture of the School System’s performance,” said Director of Schools Millard House.

The state will not be assigning grades to the 2018-19 data results. In addition, the new accountability system utilizes a scale based on a score of 0-4. Essentially an average score of 3.1 – 4 has a determination of “exemplary”, a score of 2.1 – 3.0 has a determination of “advancing”, a score of 1.1 – 2.1 has a determination of “satisfactory”,and a score less than 1.1 has a determination of “marginal”.

“In reviewing the data as a district we see overall improvement in math and chronic absenteeism at all grade levels. As we evaluate high school data, CMCSS is experiencing positive momentum across all measures to include graduation rate, ready graduate, achievement, and chronic absenteeism. Elementary and middle schools follow suit with positive trends in math achievement, chronic absenteeism, and elementary achievement,” according to Dr. Sean Impeartrice, Chief Academic Officer for CMCSS.

“We have identified targeted areas of work as the state continues to improve the rigor of standards and demonstration of proficiency for the state of Tennessee. Our challenges include middle school English/Language Arts and high school Algebra I.  As the data continues to come in, we will better diagnose and prescribe teacher training in the specific areas of English/Language Arts and Algebra,” he said, adding “We take pride in our 10 Reward Schools and commit to a continued focus to use our data to guide our work through the continuous improvement model.

The data comes from the following:

  • The TNReady test administered in April (Spring each year), results are posted in the report card, student paper reports are sent home in the first report card of the year. The schools and district receive the results through the state’s secure website;
  • End of Course (EOC) exams for high school in the following classes: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, English I, English II, U.S. History for 2018-19;
  • Graduation Rate has not been released, but in 2017-18 = 94.2, we are expecting 2018-19 to be 94.5
  • Attendance/Absentee data: Chronic absenteeism data represents to percent of students who miss great than 10 percent of the academic year. The goal for the state is to be below 10 percent; the district is 8.1% of 34,816 in 2018-19 was absent greater than 10% of the year;
  • ELPA, English Language Learner Proficiency assessment. Percent of students meeting the expected growth standard, 54.2%

All data is on the TDOE website at the following link:


Reward Schools

Schools earn Reward School based on the most recent year of data. Schools earn Reward School status if they earn an average of 3.1 or higher out of 4, and are not identified as a Priority (CSI) or Focus Schools (TSI or ATSI).

CMCSS Reward Schools:

Clarksville High School

Glenellen Elementary School (4th award)

East Montgomery Elementary School (3rd award)

Liberty Elementary School (2nd award)

Northeast Elementary School (3rd award)

Ringgold Elementary School

Rossview High School

Sango Elementary School (4th award)

Middle College High School @ APSU (6th award)

Rossview Elementary School (2nd award)