With more than 63 percent of students classified as economically disadvantaged, Charlotte Elementary is raising the bar and closing the achievement gap. Selected as a 2011 SCORE Prize finalist, Charlotte Elementary credits high expectations and collaboration to its rising TVAAS averages. Using data to make decisions regarding instruction and hiring high quality teachers in all grades also leads to their success. On Monday, October 8, SCORE will award the second annual SCORE Prize at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Please click here to reserve your free tickets to the event.

We hope that Charlotte Elementary’ s story of success will inspire you to continue in your own work to prepare your students for success after high school. Please watch this video from a Charlotte Elementary principal, student, parent, and to hear more about their best practices to improve student achievement.