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DES and AES named Reward Schools

DES and AES named Reward Schools
Posted on 09/21/2018
Reward School BannerARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education named Donelson and Arlington Elementary Schools Reward Schools – the top distinction a school can earn in the state.

Reward status is an honor given to schools who exemplify student success in achievement and growth. In a letter written to DES and AES teachers and staff on Friday, Superintendent Tammy Mason congratulated them on building upon their past successes. Since 2013, each school has been named a Reward School three times.

“Elementary school is the first point of contact many families have with our school system.,” Mason wrote in the letter. “The experience they have with you can and does shape their outlook of ACS as a whole. Time and time again, as shown by these distinctions, you have proven to our families why ACS is among the best of the best.”

Overall, ACS as a whole was named an Advancing district for meeting growth expectations.

“These achievements across the district can be attributed to our teachers’ dedication to the students,” Mason said. “Despite last year’s testing challenges statewide, our teachers pushed through and demanded excellence from themselves and their students. We are proud of the commitment they’ve made to Arlington and the communities we serve.”