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Scott County Schools Proficient and Proud


Scott County Schools ranks Proficient, scoring at the 77th percentile under the new state accountability system. This significant ranking shows that our district outperformed 12 of the 13 surrounding districts during the first year of the new system. Scott County Schools ranks among the top 40 of the 174 districts in Kentucky. As a district, we are very pleased with these results which support our efforts for continuous improvement. The hard work of students, teachers, support staff and administrators has certainly paid off. We continue to concentrate on quality assessments, effective teaching strategies and collaboration. Among many other initiatives, Response to Intervention (RtI), well-developed learning targets and the strengthening of leadership teams have contributed to this status of proficiency for Scott County Schools.
          “The new system of accountability is raising the bar and I think our teachers and staff have answered the call. I am very proud of the dedication of our teachers and staff and the work ethic of our students,” Superintendent Patricia Putty offers congratulations at the announcement of assessment results.
What are the results for my child’s school?
         
In our district, 11 schools received scores with the new accountability system. Four schools are classified as Distinguished, ranking at or above the 90th percentile. Eastern Elementary School has been named a School of Distinction having achieved an overall score at the 95th percentile. Northern Elementary School, Western Elementary School and Royal Spring Middle School are classified as Highest Performing Schools each ranking at the 93rd percentile. Such outstanding performance leaves our district much to celebrate.
          “We are extremely proud at Eastern Elementary School. Being a School of Distinction indicates that we have all the important and necessary pieces in place at Eastern. We have hard-working and dedicated teachers and outstanding parental support. Our students are focused on academic excellence,” stated Ed Denney, Principal of Eastern Elementary School.
          In addition to our Proficient ranking as a district, two schools share this level of proficiency having scored at the 70th percentile or above. Congratulations to Garth Elementary School for its Proficient ranking and score at the 75th percentile. Stamping Ground Elementary School, also classified as Proficient, scored at the 70th percentile. In total, 9 of 11 schools in Scott County scored above the state average.
          “We are starting fresh this year with an entirely new system and we are very proud of our ranking as Proficient. At Stamping Ground Elementary School we continue to monitor individual student progress and support our students to help them continue to improve,” commented Paul Krueger, Principal of Stamping Ground Elementary School.
          The new system is designed on a continuous improvement model. Roughly 70% of all schools/districts in the state will always fall in the Needs Improvement category. Five out of the 11 schools in our district scored below the 70th percentile classifying them in the category of Needs Improvement. Anne Mason Elementary School scored at the 61st percentile and Southern Elementary School scored at the 43rd percentile. Scott County High School is classified in the Needs Improvement category with a 65th percentile ranking having missed the proficiency level by less than one point on the overall score. Georgetown Middle School (10th percentile) and Scott County Middle School (50th percentile) are further classified as Focus Schools. 
          “The teachers, staff and administrators of Scott County High School work hard to ensure every high school student in our district is college and career ready.  We are thrilled to see the return on our investment with an increase of 17% in our College and Career Readiness score.  We will continue to identify areas for improvement through further analysis of the assessment data for our school,” stated Frank Howatt, Principal of Scott County High School.
          We have many reasons to be proud as a result of the recently released assessment and accountability data for Scott County Schools. All schools will continue the process of identifying strengths and areas for growth to ensure continuous improvement as we monitor the performance of students to meet individual learning needs.
          From the table below, please find a listing of the district and school overall scores, percentile rankings and classifications under the new state model for assessment and accountability.


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For more information, contact:
Renee Holmes, 502-570-3059, renee.holmes@scott.kyschools.us




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