News from the Schools

May 20, 2021 at 01:03 pm by RMGadmin

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Four Williamson County Schools Highest Ranked in Tennessee
Four WCS high schools are the highest-ranked, non-magnet schools in Tennessee according to US News and World Report’s annual Best High Schools list which was released April 27. In Tennessee, Brentwood High is ranked fifth, Ravenwood High is ranked sixth, Franklin High is ranked seventh and Page High is ranked eighth. This is the first time that four high schools from the district have been ranked in the top 10. Both Brentwood and Ravenwood high schools are also within the top 250 of 17,860 schools in the nation. Page High entered the top 10 this year after moving up from 13 All 10 WCS high schools are ranked within the top 65 of 385 Tennessee schools. As a newer school, this is Nolensville High’s first appearance on the list. The US News and World Report ranks the majority of public high schools in the country. The rankings are decided using six factors that are summed together and then transformed into a percentile number between zero and 100. The six factors considered are college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate. The complete rankings of WCS high schools are listed below:
Brentwood High - 5th (ranked 200 nationally)
Ravenwood High - 6th (ranked 247 nationally)
Franklin High - 7th (ranked 353 nationally)
Page High - 8th (ranked 590 nationally)
Nolensville High - 14th (ranked 950 nationally)
Independence High - 16th (ranked 1,081 nationally)
Summit High - 17th (ranked 1,084 nationally)
Centennial High - 18th (ranked 1,132 nationally)
Fairview High - 54th (ranked 4,003 nationally)
Renaissance High - 64th (ranked 4,730 nationally)
The recently concluded 2021 UCA National Cheerleading Championship, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, featured twenty-four different Williamson County cheer teams. For the first time in the event’s history, teams were allowed to choose whether they wanted to participate on site at Disney’s ESPN or virtually because of Covid-19 concerns. Most local teams were in Orlando while some submitted their routines virtually. Scoring and awards were done separately, so the in-person and virtual divisions did not compete against each other. Nearly 7,000 athletes across 430 teams were at the in-person events and virtually, over 7,500 athletes from 450 teams competed. Fourteen Williamson County teams finished in the top three places of their respective divisions with nine of those teams winning coveted white satin “National Champions” jackets:
Centennial High School Junior Varsity
Centennial High School Large Varsity
Franklin High School Game Day Large Varsity
Grassland Middle School Large Junior High Game 
Independence High School Varsity Game Day Live
Poplar Grove School Junior High Non-Tumbling Game Day
Spring Station Middle School Junior Game Day Live
Spring Station Middle School Junior High Non-Tumbling,
Woodland Middle School Small Junior High
Young Scholars Institute Registration Open 
Franklin Special School District is excited to open online registration for their Young Scholars Institute this summer. The Young Scholars Institute, sponsored by the Franklin Special School District, offers challenging, exploratory classes which are designed for independent and highly motivated learners. The courses are academically and artistically challenging and a lot of fun! YSI is designed for a mature, independent student who is ready to change classes. Capacity will be limited this year due to COVID protocols. This summer, the Young Scholars Institute will occur June 7-11 and June 14-18 at Freedom Intermediate School. For more information, go online to