Return to Headlines

Austin-East to be Recognized for Academic Progress

WHAT:
As part of week-long Thank a Teacher Week celebrations, Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, and special guests will recognize students and staff at Austin-East Magnet High School for their academic progress. It was recently announced that Austin-East (which had been designated on Tennessee’s Focus School list, as well the former-No Child Left Behind High Priority List, and facing imminent state takeover) has now exited any state accountability designation. The school has earned level 5, the highest level of effectiveness, for school-wide student growth in literacy, numeracy, and overall in the 2013-14 school year.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
  • School assembly for junior and senior students – 3:30 p.m. (Performing Arts Auditorium)
  • Post-assembly reception for teachers – 4 p.m. (Library)

WHERE:
Austin-East Magnet High School (2800 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue)
Media organizations should check in at the main office upon arrival.

WHO:
Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent
Gloria Deathridge, Knox County Board of Education Vice Chair (District 1)
Benny Perry, Principal, Austin-East Magnet High School
Members of the Austin-East Marching Band