KCSD rankings under Kentucky's new 5-star accountability system

The Kenton County School District is announcing its school ratings under the new Kentucky 5-star accountability system.

Schools in the Kenton County School District received the following ratings:

 
 

School

Star Rating

Beechgrove Elementary

3

Dixie Heights High School

3

Ft. Wright Elementary

3

James A Caywood  Elementary

3

Kenton Elementary

4

Piner Elementary

3

RC Hinsdale Elementary

4

River Ridge Elementary

4

Ryland Heights Elementary

4

Scott High School

2

Simon Kenton High School

4

Summit View Academy (Elementary)

3

Summit View Academy (Middle)

3

Taylor Mill Elementary

4

Turkey Foot Middle School

3

Twenhofel Middle School

3

Whites Tower Elementary School

3

Woodland Middle School

3

Overall Elementary Schools

4

Overall Middle Schools

3

Overall High Schools

3

 

 

The Kentucky Department of Education has been working with the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to align the new 5-star accountability system with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The system does not rely solely on students' proficiency on state standardized examinations. Instead, as recommended by the many stakeholders who have had a hand in designing the system during the past four years, the following diverse accountability indicators factor into a school's overall five-star rating:

  • Reading and math proficiency
  • Proficiency in social studies, science and writing
  • Students' academic growth/progress over one academic year
  • Transition readiness (historically known as college and career readiness)
  • Graduation rate

Kentucky’s accountability system complies with ESSA requirements and follows USED's guidance on measures in each of the required indicators and for the identification of schools.

 “It is important that we celebrate all of the positive results with our team and our amazing kids while maintaining a ‘growth mindset’ to ensure we continue to progress toward our goals,” said Dr. Henry Webb, superintendent. “One of our goals is to be a 5 Star School District and that each school is 5 Star.  Why? Our mission is to ensure every KCSD student is transition ready and prepared for the 21st century economy. We strive to grow to ensure EVERY KCSD KID receives a World Class Education.”

The system can be viewed in the form of an online dashboard located at https://www.kyschoolreportcard.com.* The report for each school or district shows graphics displaying the overall identification of one to five stars, federal designations, the performance on indicators (from very low to very high), and any statistically significant achievement gaps.

Areas of strength for Kenton County

Six 4 Star Schools

No federal school classifications as TSI, ATSI or CSI

Elementary outperformed the state with proficiency in reading and math, science, social studies and writing, growth and overall score

Middle School outperformed the state with proficiency in reading math, science, social studies, writing and overall score

High School outperformed the state in proficiency in reading and math, science, writing, transition ready, graduation rates and overall score.

Areas for improvement for Kenton County

Achievement Gap for students with Disabilities and EL Monitored





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