April 24, 2018
Rutherford County Schools
Central Magnet School has garnered two recent awards for excellence by separate organizations.
First, the financial organization W!SE has named the school the top midsize school in the country for teaching financial literacy.
The school's designation was recently announced as part of the organization's annual rankings.
First published in 2013, the 100 Best W!se High Schools national ranking recognizes the top 100 performing high schools in W!se’s national network, showcases excellence in financial education and motivates schools to “race to the top” in personal finance instruction, according to the organization. The ranking also encourages school districts and administrators to expand and improve the quality of personal finance instruction in their schools and elevate the importance of financial education.
Central Principal Dr. John Ash was also recently selected as the Tennessee Secondary Principal of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Secondary School Principals.
Ash has served as the principal at Central for the eight years of its existence.
Ash is quoted as saying, “I am deeply humbled by this honor. I feel privileged to serve the students and teachers of Central. This honor is a direct reflection of the dedication and hard work of the Central teachers.”
Ash will be honored at the 2018 National Association of Secondary School Principals meeting in Washington D.C.