Rockvale High Designated a Reward School

Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced school and district designations for the 2022-23 school year, and Rockvale High School has been designated a Reward School!  

Rockvale High —along with Blackman—is the first comprehensive high school in Rutherford County to receive the designation under the new federal accountability protocol.  Principal Steve Luker said that “receiving this distinction is like winning a state championship in academics.”
According to the Department of Education, a school is recognized as a Reward School when it demonstrates high levels of performance and/or improvement in performance. In 2022-23, schools earned Reward status if they had an overall school score of 3.1 or higher using the federal accountability calculation.

In addition to being a Reward School, Rockvale has earned a level five ranking for student academic growth every year since it opened in 2019. Level five is the highest ranking awarded by the Tennessee Department of Education. 

When asked about Rockvale’s success, Mr. Luker was emphatic about one point: “this achievement clearly demonstrates how dedicated the teachers and staff are to student success.  All the credit goes to them.”