Franklin Elementary selected as National ESEA Distinguished School

Franklin Elementary School has been named as a a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin Elementary School has been named as a a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Franklin Elementary School has been named as a a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School. (Courtesy Fotolia)

One of only two schools selected statewide, Franklin Elementary School has been named as a a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School, according to a Jan. 8 announcement from Franklin Special School District.

Schools are selected based on student performance and academic growth, closing achievement gaps for two or more consecutive years and excelling in serving varying student populations, according to FSSD.


“The academic growth of all students is grounded in the focus and dedication by the teachers, staff members and leadership at Franklin Elementary," Director of Schools David Snowden said in a statement. "Their consistent use of student data to inform instructional decisions remains paramount in their work each day."

Only 73 schools across the country were selected this year by the ESEA—formerly known as the National Title I Association—which selects federally funded programs for recognition each year.

“Our consistent academic growth and performance is a direct result of the work of a talented, dedicated faculty and staff who set high expectations for every student,” FES Principal Anne Riley said in a statement. “Our teachers have support from highly skilled reading and math coaches, specialists from the District, and actively engaged parents. The overall positive atmosphere at Franklin Elementary encourages students to thrive.”
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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