Clark County Schools Statewide Rankin...

Clark County Schools Statewide Ranking Released

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Since: May 12

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#1 Nov 2, 2012
Just looked this up after reading the article on the Herald-Misleader - Clark Co finished 70th out of 174 school districts, placing it in the "needs improvement" or "Focus" category.

http://www.kentucky.com/2012/11/02/2392768/se...

Also, here's the article in today's H-L, for those so inclined:
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/11/02/2393316/fa...
Fire Elaine

Lexington, KY

#2 Nov 2, 2012
Hmmm....maybe you should have mentioned GRC Football. That clearly stirs a much bigger response from the masses than the actual performance by our schools.
mocoguy

Mount Sterling, KY

#3 Nov 3, 2012
Just come and get Super Powell from Montgomery....He will BUY you whatever you need....Really...HE WILL BUY WHATEVER YOU NEED....
teacher

Winchester, KY

#4 Nov 3, 2012
Outta left field wrote:
Just looked this up after reading the article on the Herald-Misleader - Clark Co finished 70th out of 174 school districts, placing it in the "needs improvement" or "Focus" category.
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/11/02/2392768/se...
Also, here's the article in today's H-L, for those so inclined:
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/11/02/2393316/fa...
Thanks for these links......useful info.
Nope

Chicago, IL

#5 Nov 4, 2012
Clark County improved from 74th to 70th. That's the top 40% which is better than many of the area school districts (see Powell, Estill, Bourbon, etc.)

But nobody wants to talk about the positives, they just want to bash the current administration because a popular football coach was fired.

Why do our children go to school? To get an education and go on to college, or to play professional sports (hint--> other than a few exceptions over the years, GRC is not exactly Moeller or Oak Hill Academy when it comes to churning out professional athletes) Go ahead and elect these uninformed candidates, get rid of Mrs. Farris and you'll see what kind of a mess that you'll be in.
Lulu

Winchester, KY

#6 Nov 4, 2012
No one has mentioned that three schools were named Schools of Distinction for their high scores: Pilot View, Trapp & Providence. Of course they are the ones the Board is closing..
Stats

Richmond, KY

#7 Nov 4, 2012
Percentile of various districts around Clark County (60%):

Robertson County 2%
Nicholas County 7%
Paris 8%
Owsley County 9%
Jackson County 11%
Estill County 14%
Powell County 27%
Frankfort Independent 29%
Lee County 32%
Menifee County 33%
Wolfe County 34%
Fleming County 36%
Rowan County 36%
Garrard County 37%
Morgan County 38%
Franklin County 47%
Mercer County 47%
Rockcastle County 47%
Lincoln County 55%
Jessamine 56%
Anderson County 65%
Mason County 65%
Bourbon County 66%
Fayette County 69%
Madison County 69%
Montgomery County 73%
Scott County 77%
Woodford County 81%
Jackson Independent 85%

Since: May 12

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#8 Nov 4, 2012
Nope wrote:
Clark County improved from 74th to 70th. That's the top 40% which is better than many of the area school districts (see Powell, Estill, Bourbon, etc.)
But nobody wants to talk about the positives, they just want to bash the current administration because a popular football coach was fired.
Why do our children go to school? To get an education and go on to college, or to play professional sports (hint--> other than a few exceptions over the years, GRC is not exactly Moeller or Oak Hill Academy when it comes to churning out professional athletes) Go ahead and elect these uninformed candidates, get rid of Mrs. Farris and you'll see what kind of a mess that you'll be in.
Ok, my question to you is this - are you really satisfied with mediocrity then? To make ourselves feel better because we're better than counties that are historically bad anyway? I'm not suggesting fire the administration, but to focus solely on the positives (moving up by 4 in the ranks) isn't going to get it done, either. It's ok to focus on the positives - but you need to continue to strive for better, because you have currently 69 schools ahead of you, and plenty of room for improvement. If our school system decides to settle for mediocrity, and the parents do the same, then we do the kids, who are the ones that will feel the greatest long term impact of those decisions, a great disservice.
mary

Macon, GA

#9 Nov 4, 2012
Lulu wrote:
No one has mentioned that three schools were named Schools of Distinction for their high scores: Pilot View, Trapp & Providence. Of course they are the ones the Board is closing..
That's what I am talking about. I am looking around at this moment to find were my VOTE is going to swing. I don't want to know party affiliation, don't care about who or who isn't a coach. All I want to know who do I vote OUT to vote in stopping the loss of the highest ranking schools. The Clark co. public has been totally shunned away on this and not listened to. Time for the closed ears to go.
Hmmm

Winchester, KY

#10 Nov 4, 2012
They are not shutting down Trapp, Pilot View and Providence based off of their scores or percentages. They are shutting them down because they were ranked in the top 4 worse schools in the Country. Not because of violence, or test scores. Because there buildings are under code. They are some of the only country schools still left and they are getting really old. And our county thinks it is just better to shut them down and build a new high school. Then to fix those schools. But one thing I really do not understand is my son goes to Providence. Providence is technically in Madison Co. And there is only a small portion on Clark Co. that go there. Why is that? But I know one thing for sure I would like to see the superintendent go bye bye.
mary

Pikeville, KY

#11 Nov 5, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
They are not shutting down Trapp, Pilot View and Providence based off of their scores or percentages. They are shutting them down because they were ranked in the top 4 worse schools in the Country. Not because of violence, or test scores. Because there buildings are under code. They are some of the only country schools still left and they are getting really old. And our county thinks it is just better to shut them down and build a new high school. Then to fix those schools. But one thing I really do not understand is my son goes to Providence. Providence is technically in Madison Co. And there is only a small portion on Clark Co. that go there. Why is that? But I know one thing for sure I would like to see the superintendent go bye bye.
I am under the impression they are moving the 3 to the Conkwright school. How is that? Trapp at least is a newer school than that building. Maybe I am just hearing the rhetoric, but, the buzz I heard was the cost of busing, teachers etc. for each school. I personal always had a suspicions of county/city. No one really clarified just this is what we are going to do leaving the whole of the county populous pissed off.
Hmmm

United States

#13 Nov 5, 2012
mary wrote:
<quoted text>
I am under the impression they are moving the 3 to the Conkwright school. How is that? Trapp at least is a newer school than that building. Maybe I am just hearing the rhetoric, but, the buzz I heard was the cost of busing, teachers etc. for each school. I personal always had a suspicions of county/city. No one really clarified just this is what we are going to do leaving the whole of the county populous pissed off.
Yeah that is just what I read in the newspaper back when they first decided to close the three down. I live on the Providence district but Strode Station is a whole lot closer. My son doesn't ride the bus I just hear of too many wrecks so I don't trust them. So I drive 24 miles a day to drop off and pick up my son from school. However that is my fault. But one thing that does kind of makes me mad, my son has already had to go to three different schools already and he is on first grade. So if they have all these schools switched next year, then he will have to go to another new school. I guess the only good thing I see about that is at least he will know kids from all the different schools when he gets in middle school. But I do not like the new superintendent because she is more worried about meeting her quota then keeping the kids safe. There was a fay last year the kids should not have had school and she put them on risk of driving on slick roads. And the day of the tornadoes she waited to let the kids out at the very last minute. And didn't inform the parents that she was letting them out until 5 minutes before she did.

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