Op Ed from Rob Mitchell on Public Education

Jun 09, 2024 at 06:08 pm by WGNS

Op Ed on Local Public Education (Property Assessor Rob Mitchell) 

Rutherford County and the city of Murfreesboro stand as beacons of educational excellence in Tennessee. The schools in this region have consistently demonstrated high performance, innovation, and commitment to student success. The recent rankings from SchoolDigger highlight the outstanding achievements of these institutions.


Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts leads the way with its unique blend of rigorous academics and a vibrant arts program. This K-8 school has become a model for integrating creative expression with traditional learning, fostering an environment where students thrive both intellectually and artistically.

Discovery School at Bellwood, serving grades PK through 6, is another top performer, known for its challenging curriculum and a strong focus on science and technology. With a diverse student body and a dedicated staff, Discovery School prepares students for a rapidly changing world.

Not to be overlooked, McFadden School of Excellence has carved out a niche for its exceptional K-5 program. Emphasizing both academic fundamentals and innovative teaching methods, McFadden School has a long-standing reputation for producing well-rounded students.

The success stories of these schools are a testament to the hard work and dedication of teachers, administrators, and students alike. They also reflect the community’s commitment to providing quality education and the resources necessary to maintain high standards.

As we celebrate the achievements of Rutherford County Schools and Murfreesboro City Schools, we recognize that education is the cornerstone of community development and prosperity. The continued investment in our schools is an investment in our future, ensuring that our children have the opportunities they need to succeed in an ever-evolving world.

Let us take pride in our schools’ accomplishments and support them in their mission to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators. Here’s to the bright future of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro schools!

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