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Accreditation Survey
Posted On:
Monday, December 11, 2017
Accreditation Survey
Accreditation Survey

The Cheatham County School District is working on a five-year plan to shape our goals and vision from 2018-2023.

As part of the plan, the district is deliberating if all schools will be accredited by AdvanceEd.

At the Dec. 4 meeting, the Cheatham County School Board decided to survey the staff and community to determine if the district should pursue accreditation.

Here’s a link to a survey:

Please respond to the survey by Jan. 5th.

Before taking the survey, Director of Schools Dr. Cathy Beck wished to provide our staff and community with the following information on the accreditation process:

The accreditation process provides an in-depth view into the vital systems of a school: the effectiveness of instruction, the availability and strength of student support, how the institution is led and governed, its financial management and how it uses data in decision making.

Accreditors provide their seal of approval after institutions make needed changes and work closely with school leaders to develop an ongoing improvement strategy and demonstrate they have achieved key standards according to clear indicators of performance, including measures of what students learn.

Here are the statuses of surrounding districts in regards to accreditation:

Dickson County - Not accredited due to costs

Robertson County - Accredited

Clarksville-Montgomery County - Accredited currently but will not be reapplying due to costs

Hickman County - Accredited

Franklin Special School District - Accredited

The initial cost is approximately $20,000 total for the first two years. This means $10,000 per year for the first two years. After the district is accredited, it is then $11,700 to maintain this status each year.

Here is a link to the AdvancedEd website for further information: