Pulaski Schools

PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOLS RANKED IN TOP DISTRICTS IN THE STATE
Posted on 10/06/2015
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The recent release of the state assessment scores finds the Pulaski County School System continuing to achieve at the highest levels.  The county school system remains at the 98%ile level according to this week’s release of Kentucky’s assessment scores ranking them 11th of 173 districts in the state.  This has earned the Pulaski County School System a distinguished district designation, the highest level under Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning system.

 

“To be where we are doesn’t come by accident. It takes a lot of focus and a lot of work from everyone at all levels. Being one of the top districts three years running is a very high standard to maintain,” said Superintendent Steve Butcher. “This continues to validate that our resources and efforts have been in the right places.”

 

At the high school level, Pulaski County High School and Southwestern High School paced the district by again achieving at high levels. PCHS and SWHS placed in the 97%ile and the 96%ile respectively and are both designated distinguished schools. “The work at the high schools has been focused on making sure every student is prepared for their future. We continue to offer more and more rigorous opportunities for our high school students,” said Butcher. “We also have very high college and career readiness rates and graduation rates. This is assurance that we are turning out prepared students.”

At the middle school level, both Northern Middle School and Southern Middle School again earned a distinguished ranking scoring at the 92%ile and 95%ile respectively.  Additionally, Southern Middle School was designated as a “School of Distinction” reserved only for schools who meet all goals and score at or above the 95%ile.  “Our middle schools have stepped up and made the gains we were looking for over the last three accountability cycles,” said Butcher. “To see our middle schools as top schools in the state is exciting,” said Butcher. “This success is earned and will undoubtedly continue for them.”

 

As last year, all elementary schools were designated as distinguished or proficient and all were within the top 30%ile in the state. Special recognition went to Southern Elementary School who was designated as a “School of Distinction” scoring in the 99%ile and to Shopville Elementary who was designated as a “High Performing School”. “The foundation that our elementary schools establish is the start of our success,” said Butcher.

“To have as many schools as we do all scoring exceptionally well shows that we are in this as a team working hard for all the kids of our community,” said Butcher. “It shows that we expect quality education at all our schools and for all our kids. If you see a teacher today, tell them job well done.”

The scoring system ranks schools and districts statewide from best to worst—schools and districts are compared to other schools and districts. In addition, schools and districts scoring at or above the 70th percentile are classified as proficient and schools and districts scoring at or above the 90th percentile are classified as distinguished.

 

 

School Name

Percentile Rank

Classification

Pulaski County District

98

Distinguished

 

Elementary Schools



Southern Elementary School

99

Distinguished/Progressing School of Distinction

Shopville Elementary School

94

Distinguished/Progressing High Performing School

Burnside Elementary School

87

Proficient/Progressing

Northern Elementary School

86

Proficient

Eubank Elementary School

85

Proficient

Pulaski Elementary School

80

Proficient

Nancy Elementary School

75

Proficient/Progressing

Oak Hill Elementary School

72

Proficient

 

Middle Schools



Southern Middle School

95

Distinguished/Progressing School of Distinction

Northern Middle School

92

Distinguished

 

High Schools



Pulaski High School

97

Distinguished

Southwestern High School

96

Distinguished

 

 

 



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