By Ashley Rader
The Elizabethton City Schools system has been named one of five exemplary school districts in Tennessee by the state Department of Education.
The school system received the designation for improving student performance while narrowing achievement gaps. The system also made improvements in closing gaps between groups of students and ensuring improvements for racial minorities, students with disabilities, limited English proficiency students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
“We are one of five exemplary schools out of the 140 school districts in Tennessee,” said Director of Schools Ed Alexander. “This is a wonderful achievement for our school system. It comes from everyone working together. The administrators, the intervention coaches, the teachers and the students. The biggest recognition needs to go to the wonderful teachers and students.”