The Tennessee Department of Education announced on August 15th that the Henderson County School District has been designated as an Exemplary District for the second year in a row. Henderson County is one of 20 out of 145 districts statewide to be recognized. To receive Exemplary Status districts must exceed expectations of state requirements for all students by increasing achievement levels, showing faster academic growth, and narrowing achievement gaps.
In addition, five schools in the district were designated as Reward Schools. Reward status is the highest distinction a school can earn in Tennessee. Reward schools are those that are improving overall student academic achievement and student growth. In the Henderson County School District five schools earned this status: Beaver Elementary School, Southside Elementary School, Westover Elementary School, Lexington High School, and Scotts Hill High School.
In addition to being an exemplary district, Henderson County is also designated as a Level 5 School District. Attainment of Level 5 is the highest distinction that can be achieved for student growth which is designated by the state as TVAAS scores (Tennessee Value Added Assessment System). The five schools in Henderson County to achieve a Level 5 are: Beaver Elementary School, Southside Elementary School, Westover Elementary School, Lexington High School, and Scotts Hill High School.
Director of Schools, Mr. Steve Wilkinson, is very proud of the accomplishments of the school system. Mr. Wilkinson stated “Henderson County is blessed to have dedicated teachers who go above and beyond for students every day. We want to thank our students for coming to school each day focused and ready to learn. With the support of teachers, partnerships with parents, administrators, support staff, School Board, and the County Commission, Henderson County Schools will continue to prepare students to become responsible and engaged citizens.”
Substitute Teacher Training for Henderson County Schools will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Watson Emergency Management Building, 50 Natchez Trace Dr.
Any new substitute applicant is required to attend this training. Pre-registration for the training is NOT required. Substitutes must be at least 21 years of age and complete an application, which will be available at the training. After the initial paperwork is completed, a successful background check and interview will be required before being placed on the substitute teacher list. For more information, contact Stacey Valle at 968-3661, ext. 1215.
The social, emotional, and physical well- being of all of our students is important at Scotts Hill High School. In order to protect and support our students and to be in compliance with Public Chapter 708, our school counselors are our designated Child Abuse Coordinators. If you have any concerns, please call 731-602-6112 or email one of the counselors. In the event that the counselor is unavailable, please ask to speak with the school principal.