Loudon County Chamber of Commerce 2020 - Page 18

Lenoir City Schools Lenoir City Schools was honored by the state of Tennessee as an 2019 Exemplary School District. In addition to the district award, 100% of the schools achieved REWARD School status. Lenoir City Schools is committed to “Building Lenoir City’s future … one student at a time.” Each school focuses on student learning through direct in- struction, hands-on activities, and inter- active technology. Our administrators, teachers, and staff are working to en- sure that all students grow academically each year from PreK through the 12th grade. A compre- hensive focus on reading, science, math and technol- ogy in grades K-8 prepares students for opportunities in high school. In 2019, Lenoir City High School graduating students earned collectively $5,314,990 in schol- arships. Thirty-one students scored 30+ on the ACT and 13 students received General Assembly Merit Scholarships. Lenoir City High School, which was identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 high schools in our area, offers advanced placement courses, online course opportuni- ties and dual credit classes. Lenoir City Schools has a STEM Academy beginning in the 9th grade and culminating in a STEM endorsement on the LCS Diploma. Students may choose six areas of emphasis with additional course credits and com- munity service requirements. STEM opportunities are also provided at the elementary and middle school levels. Fine Arts classes are offered at all schools. Music, band, drama and art are an important part of the well-rounded op- portunities provided. It is our goal to make sure that students have the knowledge and skills they need to pursue their hopes, dreams, and fulfill their aspirations. Contact Lenoir City Schools Director: Jeanne Barker www.lenoircityschools.com 865-986-8058 Enrollment: 2,370 Schools: Lenoir City Elementary Lenoir City High School Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School 18 Loudon County Schools The mission of Loudon County schools is to graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities. This past year, Loudon County Schools boasted a 92.9% graduation rate with 250 students graduating from Greenback and Loudon high schools. These graduates earned college scholarships, including lottery scholarships totaling nearly $6.5 million, to further their education. It is truly evident our team has a laser like focus on the mission of providing rigorous and relevant learning opportunities to produce ready graduates. Loudon County Schools was recognized as one of the highest performing districts in the state, earning an Exemplary designation from the Tennessee Department of Education for the third consecutive year. We are one of three systems out of 149 that have been designated Exemplary three years in a row. The district also earned a level 5, the highest level possible, from the Tennessee Department of Education for TVAAS composite growth scores. We are proud of our students, faculty, and staff for these amazing accomplish- ments. Additionally, we were recognized as having four reward schools this year. In addition to all of the academic growth, Loudon County Schools has implemented a 1:1 technology initiative, ACT preparation programs, STEM, and Robotics programs for our students. Our teachers are doing a great job supporting students with engaging innovative hands on programs. Most importantly, our educators are using research based teaching strategies daily to engage students in order to prepare them for college and career opportunities beyond high school. Contact Loudon County Schools Interim Director: Michael Garren www.loudoncounty.org 865-458-5411 Enrollment: 5,000 Schools: Eaton Elementary Loudon Elementary Steekee Elementary North Middle School Loudon High School Highland Park Elementary Philadelphia Elementary Fort Loudoun Middle Greenback School Loudon County Chamber of Commerce Living Guide 2020 n www.loudoncountychamber.com