Sumner County Schools continues to smash records after receiving the highest score on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment Systems, known as TVAAS. TVAAS is a 1 to 5 scale that measures student growth year over year. The district earned a Level 5, making Sumner County Schools a top performing district in the state.
“The work our schools have done to drive this high growth is outstanding,” said Chief Academic Officer, Scott Langford. “Our teachers and administrators work incredibly hard for our students, and it’s exciting to see that hard work pay off. Their commitment to serve our children is exemplary.”
While this data is impressive, it’s only part of the district’s picture. Sumner County Schools leads the state in STEM / STEAM Education with 11 schools receiving state designation. The honor recognizes our schools for their commitment to promoting and integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics learning for all students that ultimately prepares them for post-secondary college and career success in the 21st century.
The district also leads the state in Tennessee Pathways Certifications with 25 courses of study. The Tennessee Pathways Certifications range from coding to culinary arts and recognize a strong alignment between Sumner County high school programs, postsecondary partners and high-quality employment opportunities in the region.
The district had more than 1,000 Advanced Placement (AP) students including 213 scholars, 110 honors and distinction scholars and 1 AP Capstone Diploma recipient. Less than 40 schools in the state offer the Capstone program. In addition, more than 920 students earned an industry certification with 183 dual credit exams passed and 61 credits earned via dual enrollment courses.
Five more career and technical education (CTE) classes, formerly known as vocational, have been added for the 2022-23 school year. They include aviation, mechatronics, teaching as a profession, cosmetology, and A/V production. In total, Sumner County Schools offers 130 different CTE courses.
For more information about TVAAS, visit www.tn.gov/education/data/tvaas.html