JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Campbell County Schools showed above average growth for the COVID-impacted 2020-21 school year. On the five point scale the state uses for scoring academic growth, Campbell County Schools students scored a 4, which is considered an above-average level of growth. In literacy, students across the district scored a 3, a normal rate of growth. In numeracy (mathematics), students across the district scored a 4.

Because of its overall performance, the district was given a satisfactory designation by the Tennessee Department of Education.

When asked about the district’s performance, Director of Schools, Jennifer Fields said, “Despite worries over COVID-19 and learning loss, we did not see learning loss to the extent that we could have.  This is due to the fact that our teachers continued to provide in-person, high-quality instruction and our students worked hard, both in-person and virtually, to master the content being taught.”

Individual schools also showed growth. Jacksboro Elementary, LaFollette Elementary, and Wynn Habersham Elementary all showed a level 5 growth. Caryville Elementary, Jacksboro Middle School, and Valley View Elementary all showed level 4 growth.

This information will be made available to the public on the TN State Report Card later this fall. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/30/2021-6AM)