Test scores show districts improving
by Anthony Cloud Staff Writer
School faculty, teachers, students and parents wait each year for test scores to be released by the state.
For the 2012-13 test scores, each district in Bell County improved their scores by at least two points.
The Bell County School District’s overall score was 56.9, a 2.9 increase from the previous year. The district was ranked in the 60th percentile in the state as opposed to the 45th percentile last school year.
Within the district, Bell Central possessed some of the highest scores. At the elementary level, the overall score was 66.9, a two point increase from last year. The school ranked in the 84th percentile and was classified as a proficient and progressing school.
At the middle school level, Bell Central had the second highest overall score in the district with 63.5. The school was classified as a proficient/progressing school.
Right Fork School Center had the highest overall test score for middle schools in the district. The score was 64, which was 2.3 points higher than last year. The score made them a proficient/progressing school.
Right Fork’s elementary score was 50.8, four points higher than the previous year.
Yellow Creek School Center’s scores took a slight dip at the middle school level. They posted an overall score of 59, which was .4 points lower than last year. The middle school was still classified as a proficient school.
Yellow Creek’s elementary school dropped 4.1 points from last year by posting an overall score of 53.3, which placed them in the 33rd percentile in Kentucky.
Page’s elementary school score increased by 4.4 points this year. Classified as a needs improvement/progressing school, they posted a 52.4 overall score. The middle school increased two points from last year with a 56.2 overall score.
Frakes School Center had the largest overall score drop at the elementary level in the district. They scored a 51.4 as opposed to a 60.4 last year. The middle school dropped 3.5 points to a 62.6, which still classifies them as a proficient school.
Lone Jack School Center had the biggest overall score drop at the middle school level in the district. This year the school scored a 35.3 as opposed to a 44.2 the previous year. The score ranks the school in the third percentile in the state in middle school.
Lone Jack’s elementary school score increased by .4 points. They scored a 49.8. The school was classified as needs improvement at both levels.
Bell County High School had an 6.7 point increase. The school had an overall score of 57.6 and is classified as a needs improvement/progressing school.
The Middlesboro School District improved as a whole by 2.3 points. The district ranked in the 22nd percentile and was classified as a needs improvement district. It was also placed in the focus district category.
The Middlesboro Elementary School had an overall score of 41.2, a 5.5 increase from last year. The Middlesboro Middle School scores increased by 5.9 points, posting an overall score of 48.3. Both schools are classified as needs improvement/progressing.
Middlesboro High School improved overall by two points. The overall score was 56.7, landing them in the 62nd percentile in the state.
The Pineville School District increased the overall test score as a whole by three points. The overall test score for the district was 52.9, which classifies them as a needs improvement district.
At the middle school level, Pineville scored in the 87th percentile in the state. The school posted a score of 63.5, a 9.2 point increase from last year. The score also allowed the school to be classified as proficient/progressing.
At the high school, Pineville increased the test scores by .6 points. The overall score was 50.3, which landed them in the 26th percentile in the state. The elementary school increased scores by .4 points at 48.7.
Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-248-1010, ext. 208, firstname.lastname@example.org
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