The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual Report Card to reflect the progress in K-12 education for the 2011-2012 school year. This includes district and school-level data on achievement and growth.
Tennessee has created its own accountability system which replaced the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) accountability measures under No Child Left Behind.The new system of accountability focuses on ensuring growth for all students every year and closing the achievement gaps by enduring faster growth for those students who are furthest behind.
In Academic Achievement Bradley County Schools received a "B" in grades 3-8 math, reading/language and science. A grade of "B" is equivalent to the state level grade in these categories. Bradley County Schools received an "A" in writing for grades 5, 8 and 11, which are the only grades scored in this category. Bradley County Schools reached or exceeded Achievement Goals in all areas: 3rd grade math and reading, 7th grade reading and math, grades 3-8 reading and math, Algebra I, and English II. Achievement in many areas was above the state average in the "ALL" category. The freshman class of 2011-2012 had proficiency levels above the state average with Algebra I at 65.6% compared to the state average of 61.7% and English I at 71.4% compared to the state average of 67.2%. The graduation rate for Bradley County Schools increased from 87.6% to 93.9%.