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District Announcements
Report card pick up!
Report cards for students in grades 3-11 are available for pick up! Please call the school office for available times.
Disposal of Past Special Education Records
Legal Notice
The Special Education Department of the Trenton Special School District has student records that are no longer needed to provide educational services.  In accordance with 34 C.F.R. Section 300.624 these records may be destroyed after three years.  Beginning July 1, 2017, Trenton Special School District will destroy special education records of students who exited the program or graduated in years prior to 2014. 

Should you like to review you/your child’s records or receive copies, contact Amy Allen, Special Education Supervisor or Dee Jackson, Special Education Administrative Assistant at 731-855-1191 or write to TSSD, Attn:  Special Education Dept., 201 W. 10th Street, Trenton, TN  38382.  
Peabody News
Peabody Scholars: Class of 2017
1. Students ACT score X 27.777 = a possible 1,000 points.
2. Students GPA X 250 = a possible 1,000 points.
3. Any total equaling or exceeding 1,694 points earns Scholar status
Pictured alphabetically, not by total score.

Ben Allen

Tyson Bartholomew

Alex Criswell

Hunter Edmonds
Preston Fesmire

B.J. Gibson
Zach Girard
Jacob Greene
Haeleah Lester

Ashley Manus

Jacob Taylor
Laurel White
Band of Gold: Banquet Awards
Officers for 17-18
Seated left to right: Eshan Patel (Captain), Karrigan Wade (Field Commander), Kendall Powell (Field Commander), Claire Rollins (Captain).
Standing left to right: Anna Tubbs (Lieutenant), Reni Erven (Lieutenant), Chloe Cates (Ensemble Captain).
Not Pictured: Angela Abbitt (Guard Captain).

John Phillip Sousa Award
Carl Nowell, pictured with Director, Steven Westbrook.

Andy Stott Award
Billy Gibson (left) and Patrick Dudley (right)
Erika Kirk Award
Madison Walk (center)

Pepsi Golden Note Award
Tyson Bartholomew, pictured with Director Steven Westbrook.

Most Improved (MI) and Outstanding (O) Awards
Seated left to right: Stokeley Ellison (MI Soph.), Jessica Phillips (MI Fresh.), Jordan Haynes (MI Guard, Jr.)
Standing left to right: Eshan Patel (O Jr.), Matthew Fugera (O Fresh.), Mary Wilson (Outstanding Guard, Sr.), Jake Smith (O Soph.).
Not Pictured: Nadja Donnell (MI Jr.)

Spirit Award
Lauren McLemore (left) and Haeleah Lester (right)
Dedication Award
Sterling Proctor (standing)
Excellent Video on Autism
Thank You, Boosters!
Message from the Principal

The Trenton Special School District is attempting to meet or surpass some excellent work done by our faculty and students over the last two years:

Spring, 2014 and 2015 Peabody: EOC Results
P/A = % of students who were Proficient and Advanced
Growth = TVAAS, or Tennessee Value Added Assessment System--- (Basically, a positive number means we took a student at the beginning of the year and gained more than a years worth of knowledge with them in that subject. The larger the number, the more we "grew" them).

  • Algebra 1:
    • 2014- #11 of 368 schools in TN in P/A; Top 3%. Growth; 43.7
    • 2015-  #8 of 376 schools in TN in P/A; Top 2%. Growth; 36.3
  • Algebra 2:
    • 2014- #7 of 136 districts in TN in growth (19.6, for a 25% increase); Top 5%
    • 2015- #20 of 359 schools in TN in proficiency; Top 6%. Growth; 39.4
  • English 1:
    • 2014- #4 of 136 districts in TN in growth (4.5, for a 15.6% increase); Top 3%.
    • 2015- #43 of 367 schools in TN in P/A; Top 12%. Growth; 3.5
  • English 2:
    • 2015- #41 of 370 schools in TN in P/A; Top 11%. Growth; 6.9
  • English 3:
    • 2014- #4 of 136 districts in TN in growth (2.5, for a 12.9% increase); Top 3%.
    • 2015- #91 of 371 schools in TN in P/A; Top 25%. Growth; 4.2
  • Biology:
    • 2015- #80 of 373 schools in TN in P/A; Top 22%. Growth; 16.6
  • Chemistry:
    • 2015- #58 of 366 schools in TN in P/A; Top 16%.

Source: 2014- Tracy Allen, Educational Consultant
Source: 2015- Tennessee Department of Education

Peabody High School was founded in 1877 with money donated by George Peabody.
Mr. Peabody was an international merchant and financier. At the conclusion of the Civil War, he donated $3.4 million to establish the 'Peabody Education Fund' in order to rebuild schools in the south. The $3.4 million would be the equivalent of $75 million today.

From the George Peabody Museum website:
The Southern states suffered greatly both during and after the American Civil War. Moved by their situation, George Peabody wanted to help. He believed that education would help the Southern people rebuild and so donated funds to "promote and encourage the intellectual, moral and industrial education of the destitute children of the Southern States." The Fund also attempted to establish a permanent education system run by qualified teachers.

In recognition of this act of philanthropy, Congress unanimously approved a resolution of gratitude and presented Peabody with a gold medal. Also, President Andrew Johnson personally visited Peabody and thanked him for his efforts.
He was a remarkable man who gave millions to those in need yet never actually bought any property for himself. Click on his picture to learn more.
Peabody High School is proud to carry the name of such a fine person and we will throughout the school year post more information about his life. In the meantime please visit the website listed above to  learn more about our namesake.
More from the website:
"Although George Peabody was first and foremost an American
businessman, his philosophic ideals transcended the war.  As such, he
was more concerned with helping people than with politics.  This was
evident in the effort he put forth in the Peabody Education Fund."

                                                                -Mayor Michael Bonfanti
                                                                Peabody, MA
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