Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is a Times Free Press Best of the Best for 2020
Posted on 10/02/2020
CSAS is a Times Free Press Best of the BestThe Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) is a Times Free Press “Best of the Best” for the third consecutive year. CSAS was honored as part of the 13th Annual Best of the Best Awards for 2020 announced recently by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The publication recognized the finalists and winners in a special section in the newspaper.

Times Free Press readers voted The Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences the best public school in the 2020 awards. CSAS Upper was one of 45 schools in Hamilton County to earn Level 5 overall status for 2019. The school was also one of just 21 schools to achieve Level 5 for student growth in all categories. CSAS was also one of 32 schools in Hamilton County to be named a Reward School for Tennessee. Reward schools are improving in terms of achievement and growth for all student groups.

The school was rated the top public high school in the Chattanooga area and one of the top 15 high schools across the state for 2020 by Niche.com. Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is also a Civics All-Star School and one of only five schools nationally to earn paideia accreditation. Collin Matthews, a senior at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, is a 2020 National Merit Semifinalists and one of the select seniors to earn a perfect 36 score on the ACT this year.

Signal Mountain Middle-High School and Soddy Daisy High School, both in Hamilton County Schools, were the other two finalists in the Best of the Best voting results for the top public school.

Other finalists in the 2020 competition for the Best of the Best from Hamilton County Schools included Emily Owsley, a teacher at McConnell Elementary, in the best teacher category.