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Love Chapel recognized by state

Overall student achievement landed one Unicoi County school on a list of the state’s best.
Earlier this month, Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced that Love Chapel Elementary was among the schools designated as Reward Schools.
Love Chapel, led by Principal Ben Evely, was among 170 schools recognized as being in the top five percent of schools in the state for academic achievement.
Director of Schools John English praised the school for the recognition.
“I am very proud of Mr. Evely, his staff and students for their hard work and accomplishments,” English said.
According to the state, Love Chapel was recognized as a Reward School for performance. Other Reward Schools were recognized based on progress. Love Chapel, and other schools recognized for performance, are determined each year by a one-year success rate. This success rate is calculated by adding the total number of proficient or advanced students in each subject and dividing by the total number of test takers for each subject.
“We are honored to recognize these Reward Schools for leading the state in progress and performance,” Haslam said at an event held at W. A. Wright Elementary in Wilson County, a school recognized for both its high overall achievement and strong growth. “Tennessee teachers and students are working harder than ever, and it's paying off. Students are learning in new and challenging ways, and teachers are pouring their hearts into their work and helping students make incredible gains.”
Love Chapel was also designated as a Reward School in 2012. Unicoi Elementary also received the designation that year.