Tennessee STEM Successes

Student Achievement on the Rise

Strong student performances in STEM education are vital to Tennessee’s future well-being. STEM knowledge is a core requirement for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries across the Volunteer State and is closely linked with our economic strength and competitiveness.2015_tcap_percent_growth_hs

The 2014-2015 TCAP (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program) data shows that approximately 131,000 additional Tennessee students are on grade level in math and 60,000 additional students are on grade level in science compared to 2011 statewide results. Particularly strong growth was shown in high school mathematics, leading to a greater level of readiness for those students about to enter college and career.


TSIN Platform School Success

  • 100% of STEM School Chattanooga’s 11th grade students are enrolled in college courses and are receiving both high school and college credits. (The school is grades 9 – 11, adding 12th grade in 2015.)BnjrizAIQAEcMts
  • L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville graduated their first class in 2014 with a 100% graduation rate. Ninety-five percent of the graduates were headed to a 4 or 2 year university or the military.
  • Southwind High School in Memphis is a 2014 Reward School for progress, and L&N STEM Academy is a 2014 Reward School for performance.
  • The 2014 graduates from Stratford STEM Magnet High School in Nashville and L&N STEM Academy earned over $6.5 Million in scholarships.
  • Innovation Academy in Blountville and L&N STEM Academy both earned the designation of “Apple School of Distinction,” making them the only two schools in Tennessee to earn the high honor.


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