Corbin Test Scores WOW
Redhound Wannabe

United States

#1 Sep 10, 2008
O.K. people let's give some credit and congratulations to our rivals to the north of us, Corbin. I have just read their CATS scores in the Herald Leader. Their middle school is ranked 4TH in the state.That is outstanding. Their highschool ranked 17TH, wow!! and their elementary is ranked 50TH. Those scores are unbelievable and something to be proud of! Whether you love or hate Corbin, obviously they're doing something right when it comes to academics. I think we should all congratulate them. I, for one will be the first to say, "Congrats Corbin, you're on top of all of us".
its me

La Grange, KY

#2 Sep 10, 2008
when all the kids are a year older it not only helps in sports it also helps them academically and being more mature thats why if a child can be held back and still be able to play it works out best in sports and school
Redhound Wannabe

United States

#3 Sep 10, 2008
its me wrote:
when all the kids are a year older it not only helps in sports it also helps them academically and being more mature thats why if a child can be held back and still be able to play it works out best in sports and school
Well it seems that strategy didn't work in Whitley Co. Some of their football players have full beards and are 3-4 years older than their peers. I know W.C. kids who have been retained at least 2 times for sports but, I didn't see their scores raise because of it.I didn't mean for this to be a post that would be negative to Corbin. Everyone knows they are an excellent school system both academically and in sports and, they don't have to retain their students to do it.If the retention rated affected scores W.C. should be #1 in the state. Let's give credit where it's due.Also, congrats to Williamsburg. They also meet all their goals. While we're at it congrats to any school that meet all their goals on the CATS Test. They deserve the recognition.
Redhound fan

Corbin, KY

#4 Sep 10, 2008
Corbin did well, as did Williamsburg, but I have to say that most of the schools in the Whitley system did well also. Knox Co. schools have a long ways to go to get where they need to be though.
Go Jackets

United States

#5 Sep 10, 2008
Go Jackets!!!#19th in the state on CATS Test!
Shoot Me UP

Brownsville, TN

#6 Sep 10, 2008
Redhound Wannabe wrote:
<quoted text>Well it seems that strategy didn't work in Whitley Co. Some of their football players have full beards and are 3-4 years older than their peers. I know W.C. kids who have been retained at least 2 times for sports but, I didn't see their scores raise because of it.I didn't mean for this to be a post that would be negative to Corbin. Everyone knows they are an excellent school system both academically and in sports and, they don't have to retain their students to do it.If the retention rated affected scores W.C. should be #1 in the state. Let's give credit where it's due.Also, congrats to Williamsburg. They also meet all their goals. While we're at it congrats to any school that meet all their goals on the CATS Test. They deserve the recognition.
Beards have nothing to do with age.. genetics determine how much and at what age facial hair develops.

BUT, shooting up steroids or straight testosterone will most definitely alter the genetic calendar and grow full beards!
Alumnus

Brownsville, TN

#7 Sep 10, 2008
Let's not forget that 80% of Wburg students get free or reduced lunch.

It's much more admirable that such a poor school could achieve 19th in the State.

WBurg educates mostly kids who don't have computer or internet access at home. Their access to educational resources are often limited to just what they can get in the amount of time they are at school. If Williamsburg could get the funds they need to educate at 100%, they'd surely rank in the top ten.
colonel fan

Georgetown, KY

#8 Sep 10, 2008
Our test scores may be lower than everyone elses but we have the finest sports facilities anywhere. And with the new sports complex Mr Anderson and the board is building will surley help our test scores.Our girls BB may win the district this might help.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#9 Sep 10, 2008
Oh- they're NOT winning district.
WCHS Supporter

Sikeston, MO

#10 Sep 10, 2008
When you compare Whitley County to the other schools in this region with similar numbers and socio-economic factors, they are at the top of the list. Comparing any county school system to the city school equivalent is comparing apples and oranges. Having said that, I have to agree that Williamsburg and Corbin are definately doing something right and should be commended.

Since: Sep 08

Murray, KY

#11 Sep 10, 2008
Thank you!
I think that Williamsburg should have a good basketball program this year and could possibly do some damage in the district.
school mom

United States

#12 Sep 11, 2008
Redhound fan wrote:
Corbin did well, as did Williamsburg, but I have to say that most of the schools in the Whitley system did well also. Knox Co. schools have a long ways to go to get where they need to be though.
I talked o an emloyee at Knox Co and said the Herald Leader had a few typos..I know West Knox scores met their goals and were higher than last year. They weren't stellar but there was improvement.
You re Right

Clarksville, TN

#13 Sep 12, 2008
school mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I talked o an emloyee at Knox Co and said the Herald Leader had a few typos..I know West Knox scores met their goals and were higher than last year. They weren't stellar but there was improvement.
Actually, all of the elementary schools in Knox County met their goals. Congrats to you Knox County (You can see the scores of all schools at the KDE website)
whitley

Middlesboro, KY

#14 Oct 8, 2008
whitley north (one of 6 elementary schools in whitley county) recieved a 97.8 on their scores!!! If you compared whileys top scores to williambsburg we blow them out of the water!! whitley has more students and more special education students than a lot of other schools.. we have to includ these into our schools which acutally brings the scores down quite a bit.. so i wanna commend whitley county for providing one of the best chances to a fine education around here
Testing 1 2 3

Clarksville, TN

#15 Oct 9, 2008
whitley wrote:
whitley north (one of 6 elementary schools in whitley county) recieved a 97.8 on their scores!!! If you compared whileys top scores to williambsburg we blow them out of the water!! whitley has more students and more special education students than a lot of other schools.. we have to includ these into our schools which acutally brings the scores down quite a bit.. so i wanna commend whitley county for providing one of the best chances to a fine education around here
I certainly hope you don't teach grammar, capitalization, and spelling to the students at North.How do you know how many special ed. students the other schools have? And in actuality the special ed students scores will help your school because they get so much help and prompting that sometimes their scores are higher than a regular student. I know this for a fact because I used to work at one of the schools and the teachers were amazed when so many special ed scores came back as Proficient.But, it did help their school. I think we should commend all the schools in all the counties in this area because all the teachers work hard to do their job.This bickering between schools about their test scores is so juvenile.
lucky

Hopkinsville, KY

#16 Oct 14, 2008
i go to corbin! our cat scores are one of the reasons were a model school
braveheart

Middlesboro, KY

#17 Oct 14, 2008
I wander when Anderson builds his sports complex will he include soccer. Whitley is probably the largest school system in the state that does not have a soccer program. Oh, I forgot Whitley still believes that having soccer would somehow take away from the million dollar football program. Wait until they play Ft.Thomas Highlands in the playoffs and we will see how good the football team is.
hahahah

Murray, KY

#18 Dec 14, 2008
yea u hick whitley co. people....were so much smarter then u, im so glad my parents arnt rednecks
Happy Smilin People

Gorham, IL

#19 Dec 14, 2008
Wow.
whitley dad

Somerset, KY

#20 Dec 15, 2008
Congrats Corbin! I may send my son there next year. Their schools really are a step above Whitley.

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