Sycamore Middle Earns 'Level 5' for Growth


Sycamore Middle Principal Robyn Miller and Vice Principal Mandy Batson (Photo: Facebook)


September 15, 2021


Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View has recently been named a Level 5 school for the 2020-2021 school year.


"I feel this acknowledgement helps highlight the hustle and heart of our Sycamore Middle staff, students, and community," says Sycamore Middle School Principal Robyn Miller."


This growth occurred during a very challenging year, and SMS students saw academic gains at the highest level possible based on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) data.


"After last year’s struggles for students, teachers, and families, I am so proud of our school for earning a Level 5 for growth," Miller adds. This is especially meaningful in a year when student learning and school were so difficult for us all. With student loss of learning being a concern for everyone, just knowing our students did well with growth is very promising," says Miller.


"According to the Tennessee Department of Education, schools are rated as Level 1 through Level 5 to show how much students have grown, with Level 5 indicating the most academic growth," says the Cheatham County School District.


Director of Schools Dr. Cathy Beck shared the news with Sycamore Middle School during a faculty meeting held last week. The staff of the school was treated to ice cream sandwiches.


"We are always grateful for the support of our families, community, and school support system. Their encouragement and support last year, and always, has had a major impact on our success. I know I feel truly blessed to be able to work with the most amazing and hard-working staff and students out there," adds Miller.