Rose Park is a SCORE Prize finalist... again!

At the risk of sounding repetitive, let’s heap some more praise and congratulations onto Rose Park.

For the second year in a row, Rose Park Middle Magnet School is a finalist for the prestigious SCORE Prize. Last year, Rose Park won the SCORE Prize for its strong growth in student achievement and narrowing achievement gaps.

This year Rose Park is a finalist because… 

Rose Park Math and Science Middle Magnet, a non-selective magnet, has strong growth and performance in all subjects and notable achievement gap closures. The gap between white and African-American students closed by 8.9 points in math and 18.1 points in science from 2011 to 2013. The gap between white and Hispanic students narrowed by 28.7 points in math and 6.7 points in science from 2011 to 2013. Rose Park was the middle school winner of last year’s SCORE Prize.

“The SCORE Prize recognizes public schools and school systems that exemplify how to improve academic performance even as we raise academic expectations in our state,” said SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson. “Each of the 2013 SCORE Prize finalists is demonstrating remarkable success in preparing students for college and careers. We applaud them, their educators, their students, their parents, and their communities for leading the way in helping Tennessee toward its goal of demonstrating the fastest improvement in academic achievement in the nation.”

The SCORE Prize is the hallmark data-based effort in Tennessee to recognize schools and districts that are doing outstanding work to improve student achievement. The SCORE Prize will award $10,000 to each elementary, middle, and high school winner and $25,000 to the district winner. Winners and finalists are also highlighted throughout the year as part of SCORE’s work to identify and share practices that improve student academic performance.

Read the full release on the SCORE website.