CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) - The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy celebrates its second consecutive year on the Reward School Status.
in the last two years, C-G-L-A jumped from the state's high priority list to the top five percent of schools in Tennessee.
School leaders say their rigorous curriculum and their teacher's high expectations were key reasons for the success.
ELAINE SWAFFORD, DIR. OF CGLA
"CGLA had a chance of being closed if I didn't improve the data. So when I came in August to start that new school year, we had Algebra 1 scores of students with 6.3 percent proficient and now we're around 72, 73 percent proficient." >
The school is a single-gender and small learning community for girls in 6th through 12th grades..