READYTOLEARN 27 Cities or County, Blount’s Youth Are Ready to Learn By Mitch Moore Maryville City Schools Focus on Career Readiness The city of Maryville has a well-earned reputation for investing in the public education of its students. Maryville City Schools’ history of high expectations and educational excellence has long been one of the community’s defining characteristics. This quality reveals itself year after year in the form of national recognition for the system’s educational programs, at- tendance, student achievements and test scores, which typically exceed national and statewide norms. Photo courtesy of the Daily Times