KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

A local school district is getting a special recognition. SCORE, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education announced its 12 finalists for the fourth annual SCORE prize.

The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle and high schools that are leaders in learning.

Kingsport City Schools is one of the districts on the list

Winners will be announced at the end of October, and $25,000 is at stake.