ops3 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/27/13) – The Owensboro Public School District issued the following news release regarding the district’s performance on the state Department of Education’s annual testing:

Owensboro Public Schools’ students showed positive gains on the latest round of the Kentucky Unbridled Learning assessments. All Owensboro schools met their academic growth targets and several schools are among the most improved in Kentucky.

"I am very pleased with the forward progress of our schools," said Superintendent Nick Brake. "The hard work and commitment of the staff is evident."

"We have met our goals for this year and are already looking ahead to ensure continued progress for every student. While there is always room to grow and improve, we want to take this moment to celebrate our improvement and the efforts of our students, teachers and parents," Dr. Brake said. "The state assessment results are one measure among many that we use to monitor student progress. Student learning is a marathon not a sprint," he said.

Detailed assessment and other data for the Owensboro Public Schools is reported by the Kentucky Department of Education on their website at the following link: LINK HERE.

Once on that page, type in "Owensboro" or a specific school to access OPS School Data.

School-by-school highlights of the results include the following:

Cravens- Proficient/ Progressing, met all annual growth targets.

Estes- Needs Improvement/ Progressing, met all annual growth targets.

Foust- Needs Improvement/ Progressing, designated a High Progress School, which means they are at the 90th percentile in growth compared to other Kentucky elementary schools.

Newton Parrish- Proficient/ Progressing, met all annual growth targets.

Sutton- Proficient/ Progressing, met all annual growth targets.

Owensboro Middle School North Campus- Needs Improvement/Progressing, met all annual growth targets.

Owensboro Middle School South Campus- Needs Improvement/Progressing, designated a High Progress School which means they are at the 90th percentile in growth compared to other Kentucky middle schools.

Owensboro High School- Needs Improvement, met all academic growth targets. However, graduation rate goal was not met.

"As a district, we will focus on ways to improve our graduation rate. Our Board of Education was among the first in Kentucky to increase the dropout age from 16 to 18. Our plans to expand career and technical education will greatly aide our efforts to engage our students and to provide them with the career and college readiness that they need to be successful in a global society," said Brake.

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