Clarksville Montgomery County School System recommended for Accreditation
Montgomery, County – The team for the world’s largest educational accrediting organization announced that the Clarksville Montgomery County School System ranks among schools systems in the top two to three percent globally.
In four of the seven standards evaluated, CMCSS rated the highest possible marks, while the remaining three were ranked as operational – or on target. The team recommended full accreditation for the school system, but noted that the report must first be reviewed by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, which should happen within the next 30 days.
Schools Director Mike Harris and Board Chairman George Giles both praised the hard work of teachers, staff and administrators. Board members Jimmie Garland, Carol Smithson and Vice Chair Horace Murphy, Jr. chimed in with their thanks to staff with Mr. Murphy adding, “Lord, it’s hard to be humble.”
[320left]Dr. Allread stressed how impressed her team was regarding CMCSS’s hard work and consistency in providing educational opportunities to all students; its commitment to improvement; its fidelity to the mission; its 100% graduation initiative; its School Board governance; its leadership; its professional development; and its stakeholder engagement.
The only required action the QAR Team issued to the system is to implement a plan to better inform external stakeholders on the progress of the district and the budgetary needs to support the human, material and fiscal resources to achieve expectations for student learning, meet special needs and comply with applicable regulations.
CMCSS is required to address the required action within the next two years. CMCSS was the second district in Tennessee to receive full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools five years ago.