Newport Grammar Named Reward School, Exemplary District


On Monday, September 13, the Tennessee Department of Education released school and district designations from the spring 2021 state testing results. Newport Grammar School has received the honor of being named a 2021 Reward School and the Newport City School System has been recognized as an Exemplary District. These designations are based upon overall student achievement, student attendance, achievement for minority students, students with disabilities, and English language learners. Newport City was one of only seven districts in Tennessee to receive the Exemplary designation this year.

"We are so proud of Newport Grammar School for earning the distinction of being a reward school,” said Sandra Burchette, Director of Schools, Newport City Schools. “We are grateful for the hard work of the district and school leaders, educators, families and students who remained strong and positive, while taking great steps to mitigate the disruptions created by the pandemic. With such great performance during a challenging school year, we are optimistic that the future is bright for our district as we continue to focus on using this data to boost our students into the future.”