Chattanooga PREP Receives Top School Composite Ranking by the State of Tennessee


Chattanooga, Tenn.- August 20, 2022 – Chattanoopa Preparatory School (Chatt Prep) all-boys charter school in Chattanooga, has been recognized as a Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) Level 5 composite school for academic growth, the top school ranking by the state of Tennessee for academic growth. The leadership team behind Chat Prep is planning to open a new alll-boys charter school, Knoxville Preparatory School (Knox Prep) in Knoxville in fall 2024.

Tennessee Department of Education Level 5 schools are those with significant evidence that their students exceeded the state growth standard school-wide in all cate subjects. According to the TVAAS website, TVAAS scores measure students’ academic growth over time and the impact schools and teachers have on their students’ academic progress and achievements.

“The key to our success is simple. It lies in our people. From our hard working staff to the many families who have entrusted PREP with their child’s education and future, together, we will continue to build a legacy of excellence and achievement,” says Brad Scott, CEO of Chattanooga Preparatory School. “We are excited about continuing the legacy of PREP in Knoxville and are looking forward to serving families in Knox County by creating a school focused on the unique needs of young men.”

Knox Prep will build on Chatt Prep’s years of experience and positive student outcomes as a model of success for young men in Knox County The school’s goal is to meet the unique educational and social/emotional needs of young men in a rigorous yet supportive environment. The all-boys, tuition-free public charter school will be open to all boys in County with an anticipated opening in fall 2024 with an inaugural sixth-grade class. Knox Prep will add an additional class each academic year until it reaches 12th grade for a total enrollment of 500 students. If approved, Knox Prep would be the second charter school in Knoxville, and the first charter open to high school students.

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