Highlights from the Kentucky School Report Card

The Kentucky Department of Education released annual School Report Card data on Oct. 14, as required by statute and under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Due to Kentucky's COVID-19 Assessment Waiver Request to the U.S. Department of Education, the majority of state testing and accountability calculations for the 2019-2020 school year were suspended. This resulted in limited assessment and no accountability data.

Other data remains available to help communities know more about their local schools.

“Though there is limited data available, we hope this information will be useful to start conversations between schools, families and community members about how to ensure all of our students are receiving a high-quality education,” said Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass. “We know there still is a lot of work to be done. The Kentucky Department of Education is here to work alongside our districts to provide the supports they need as they continue focusing on student achievement.” 

Star ratings are not applicable for the 2019-2020 school year and federal classifications were not calculated. Schools will retain their federal classification based on 2018-2019 assessment data in accordance with the federal waiver. 

Since there were no Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) assessments, significant achievement gaps also were not determined. Accountability scores are not applicable to 2019-2020 reporting. 

Some highlights from the Kenton County School District include:

  • The Kenton County School District outperformed the state for Graduation rate in 2020.  Graduation rate for the district was 93.7% as compared to the state at 90.9%. 
  • Advance Placement Course completion in 2020 was at 95.7%. 
  • Kenton County had 63 students complete courses in career pathways, which was an increase over 2019 (+17). 
  • In 2020, 81% of students showed growth on the ACCESS testing as compared to 79% in 2019.  All schools with a high enough population to have a goal for EL students met the 2020 goal for EL students utilizing the ACCESS results.  The district goal was to be at 29.0% of students proficient or above and Kenton County students were at 49.6% at proficient or above (+20.6%). 
  • The district was above the state for Brigance scores (+4.3) with 55.3% ready and/or ready with enrichments.

To view all data from the Kenton County School District, click here. This page includes links to reports from all schools, as well.

Back to School News       Print