Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen recently announced that Moore County Schools has been named as a Tennessee 2017 Reward Progress School. The designation is reserved for the five percent of schools with the highest progress in the state. McQueen said in a letter addressed to Moore Schools, “This is certainly an honor and a testament to local leadership and the excellence displayed by local educators as they help all students grow every year – even as we are transitioning to higher expectations! A huge congrats for Moore Co. High being recognized as a reward school for progress.” TN Commissioner McQueen continued, “This past year, Tennessee had the highest graduation rate at 89.1% and the highest ACT average with more students taking the ACT than ever before at 20.1. We also made across the board growth in the 2nd year of TNReady in high school.” “Reward schools represent what is possible for students in Tennessee as they exemplify excellence in performance and progress. We want to replicate this success across the state and continue to celebrate the hard work of our educators and students happening in classrooms every day, McQueen concluded.” “I am very proud of our students, teachers and entire school community for the hard work and dedication to becoming college and career ready in Moore County! It is an exciting time to be a Moore County Raider!,” Chad Moorehead, Moore County Director of Schools, said.