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JACKSON, Tn.- The Jackson Madison County School System is celebrating its achievements.

The community came together to celebrate the achievements made by the Jackson Madison County School System and to honor those involved with the school’s success. People came dressed in their best attire to enjoy food and entertainment. The crowd hopped to their feet with performances made by Madison County students and recording artist LOLO! Jackson-Madison County Chief of Staff Melissa Spurgeon was amazed by the gala’s turn out

I feel really good because it was a success and all the companies and organizations that supported it, you can't help but be happy and proud to be a part of the Jackson Madison County school system.”

Spurgeon tells 39 News that the goal is to become an even better school system.

“As Dr. King said last year, he told everybody to say something good about the school system and this year, he wants everybody to say, ‘we're getting better’ we are on the road to being the best.”

Jackson Madison County school system superintendent, Dr. Marlon King presented his state of the school's address. highlighting the school's success, he explained a total 12 schools have achieved a level 5 distinction. The state of Tennessee uses a 5-point scale to measure the overall growth of a school district. He also mentioned that 68 students have scored 30 or higher on their act. The Jackson central-merry Early College has an increased act score average of 1.27. Dr. King emphasized his love for both students and staff and his motivation to continue to make Jackson Madison County school system one of the best.

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