act test 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/15/13) – ACT scores posted by last year’s juniors in Hopkins County Schools are up in all four content areas. Scores are above the state average in two of the four content areas and the composite.
 
In addition, the percent of students meeting college readiness benchmarks was at or above the state average in three of the four content areas, as well as those who met all four benchmarks. These percentages increased in every area.
 
“We are certainly pleased by these results,” said Superintendent Linda Zellich. “They reflect the dedicated efforts put forth by our students and teachers. We’re encouraged by the increase in students meeting college readiness benchmarks because it indicates more students will be College and Career Ready by graduation. While we’re excited about these gains, we must keep working hard because the goal is to show continued progress.”
 
Last year’s juniors took the ACT on March 4 as part of the state accountability system.
 
Madisonville North Hopkins High School demonstrated gains across-the-board, with both scores and the percent meeting college readiness benchmarks being above the state average. The school’s composite score is 19.8. These are the highest scores MNHHS has posted in the six years ACT has been part of the state accountability system.
 
“Congratulations to the teachers and students for their hard work,” said Assistant Superintendent DeDe Ashby, former MNHHS principal. “It paid off and was reflected in their performance. The bar has been raised for our students, and we want to see continued success.”
 
Hopkins County Central High School continues its trend of improved scores. The school raised its scores in English and reading. Scores in math and science are slightly lower, but are still the second highest recorded by the school in the past six years. The composite score remained the same, at 18.8. HCCHS also recorded a higher percentage of students meeting college readiness benchmarks in English and reading.
 
“Even though the scores stayed the same and didn’t move up from last year, I am truly pleased with the tremendous growth this year’s seniors had from PLAN to ACT,” said Principal Tommy Burrough. “When we compared scores from last year at the same time, we already have 30 more students College Ready. That is progress, and we are continuing to help students improve and become College and Career Ready.”
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Lori Harrison

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Webster County Traffic Advisory

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/17/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along a work… Read More

Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation to Host Ladies Luncheon, Fashion Show May 16

OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/18/15) — The Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation is excited to announce the Ladies Luncheon and… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6161

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4828

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 3844

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 3344

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 11, 2015 2968

Juvenile Injured When Struck by Vehicle

by Madisonville Police

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10048

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8434

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 3844

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 2082

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1070

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1034

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 912

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 819

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 578

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 524

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 484

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics