Burchfield Elementary School Earns National Award


Burchfield Elementary School is one of two Tennessee schools that have recently been honored as a 2009 National Recipient of the Title I Distinguished School Award. This award is based on superlative sustained academic progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups. Schools that receive this award must meet and exceed the state's accountability criteria for a three year period. These schools are visited by the State Deparment of Education staff to verify their exemplary practices. Burchfield Elementary School is a school where students learn. The school made significant progress to show that regardless of a student's background, education can make the difference. Burchfield Elementary School demonstrates strength in the following areas:  * Opportunity for all children to meet proficient and advanced levels of performances. * Curriculum and instruction to support achievement of high standards, * Strong professional development and * Partnerships among schools, parents, and communities. 

Burchfield Elementary School also works to improve citizenship, character, enjoyment of the arts, and community spirit. The administration and faculty know the importance of the community. The administration and a group of faculty representatives will be attending the National Title I Conference in San Antonio, Texas in February to receive the Distinguished School Award from the National Association of Title I Directors. Achievement gains are attributed to the dedication and hard work of the Burchfield Elementary School faculty and staff and the cooperative efforts of the parents, students, and the community. Burchfield School is the largest and fastest growing elementary in Scott County .

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