The Commonwealth of Kentucky has released the schools’ performance results for the 2016-2017 school year. The Commonwealth’s system for reporting the testing results has changed and is still changing. This poses a challenge in our efforts to provide an overall and simplified method to communicate the progress to the community and parents. Each school and School Based Decision Making council (SBDM) will continue to analyze their individual results to build on strengths while addressing priority concerns. Each SBDM council continues to meet with the school board to provide updates and progress towards meeting their goals.
After analyzing the individual categories of state assessments, we are proud to announce that Livingston County Schools continues to build on recent successes in career readiness, academic preparations, and community/business partnerships in our efforts to LiveRED (Reach Excellence Daily).
Principal Scott Gray, humbly reports, “We are proud of the accomplishments of our Livingston Central High School students and staff for the 2016-2017 school year. We strive for continuous improvement with students and staff as we ‘LIVE RED’ — Reach Excellence Daily.”
Principal Robert Love says that, “The mission of Livingston County Middle School is Excellence... Every Person... Every Choice... Every Moment. With the release of the spring 2017 K-PREP scores it is the belief of Livingston County Middle School that we are living out our mission. We are pleased to announce a sizable increase in our scores over the previous years. We are very excited about our gains, and look forward to building on the 2017 successes. The students, faculty, and staff will celebrate our gains, and work hard to have greater successes in 2018.”
Principal Rebecca Dunning reports, in part, “SLES is diligently interpreting 2016-2017 K-PREP scores during this time of transition from the way scores were previously reported and moving toward a new system…We … have already made changes to increase student success in all areas. Our school’s goal is to ensure that all students grow in their learning and achievement, and Reach Excellence Daily.”
Principal Sheri Henson expresses gratitude when she reports, “At North Livingston Elementary, we strive to reach excellence daily. We are very proud of our scholar’s accomplishments and will celebrate their successes. We have begun analyzing the data and are especially proud of how our number of novice students have decreased and our Gap Proficiency scores have risen. We have made changes to how we are providing interventions and enrichments this year, and we will continue to focus on individual student growth. We have excellent parent and community support, and we recognize that it takes us all working together to help our scholars be successful.”
LCHS and LCMS can both make strong arguments that their overall scores are the highest they have ever been, reaching the former classification of “Distinguished,” while NLES also receives recognition as they continued to perform at what was considered a “Distinguished” classification. The estimated classification for SLES keeps them within the performance categories of the previous few years.
The Back-to-school surveys have provided insights to help guide our efforts to continue the mission of the Livingston County School District. The time and efforts of those who provided feedback have not gone unnoticed. The Livingston County Kentucky Board of Education will continue to support the schools’ efforts to provide rigorous, engaging, and differentiated learning experiences as we strive to reach excellence daily. We are proud to continue to LiveRED.