The Tipton County school system’s achievement results have been released for the 2013-2014 school year and according to superintendent Dr. William E. Bibb, they’re very good.
“We are pleased with the recently released student achievement results,” said Dr. Bibb. “When looking at key indicators, Tipton County students scored above the state average in 10 of 11 areas. When comparing achievement results from the 2013-14 school year with the previous year, our students performed better in 9 of 11 areas.”
Although all three levels of high school English increased in proficiency, reading and language skills for third through eighth grade decreased by 6.1 percent.
Algebra I dropped a minute 0.3 percent from last year and Algebra II proficiency increased by 8.9 percent.
Rounding out the testing, U.S. history, science and social studies all increased in proficiency, by 0.6 percent, 1.3 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.
According to Dr. Bibb, this level of achievement is significant when considering education spending in Tennessee is $9293 per student while the spending in Tipton County is $8206 per student.
“This above average performance at below average cost speaks volumes about the quality of educators in our school system,” said Bibb.