Achievement School District
The Achievement School District is a school district in Tennessee to which the lowest performing schools in Tennessee can be moved, with the goal of increasing student achievement in those schools. The ASD aims to move the bottom 5% of schools in Tennessee to the top 25% by 2018.
The ASD's goals and media attention have attracted many reformers to the area, with the district hoping to prove that all students can achieve at high levels no matter their background. Tennessee received funding from the federal government to create the Achievement School District when it won Race to the Top, a United States Department of Education contest created to spur innovation and reforms in state and local district K-12 education. Most of the ASD schools are charter schools, and one fifth of teachers in the district are Teach For America corp members.
- Corning Achievement Elementary in Memphis
- Frayser Achievement Elementary in Memphis
- Westside Achievement Middle School in Memphis
- Cornerstone Prep Lester in Memphis
- Gordon Science and Arts Academy in Memphis
- Brick Church College Prep in Nashville
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