unbridled learning 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/27/13) – Hopkins County Schools earned a Proficient rating in the 2013 data release for Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System.
 
Four district schools—including the two high schools – are classified as Distinguished, which is the top ranking. Last year, just one school was Distinguished. The results show significant areas of growth, ac-cording to district officials.
 
“To have the two high schools in your district both be at a Distinguished level is exciting,” said Hopkins County Superintendent Linda Zellich.
 
Hopkins County Central High School’s score put it in the 96th percentile of all high schools in the state (meaning its score is higher than 96 percent of the schools), with Madisonville North Hopkins score placing it in the 91st percentile.
 
“You have to really celebrate Hopkins County Central,” said Zellich. Two years ago, HCCHS was named as a Priority School by the state because its scores were in the lowest 5 percent. Scores jumped to the 62nd percentile last year, and the 96th this year.
 
HCCHS Principal Tommy Burrough said, “I’m just so proud of the students, teachers and the whole Central leadership team. It took all of us having the same goal to reach this. I told the teachers that I would love for us to be tops in our region. Now, we’re among the top schools in the state.”
 
In addition to the Distinguished classification, MNHHS is also considered a High Performing School and a High Progress School. Former MNHHS Principal DeDe Ashby, now the district’s assistant superintendent of instruction, is pleased for students, faculty and staff.
 
“They have always been committed to academic excellence and have demonstrated a strategic focus to become a Distinguished high-performing school,” Ashby said. “This achievement didn’t occur in one year. MNHHS has consistently demonstrated increases in student achievement as indicated by the state assessment results and the ACT.”
 
This is the second year of results from the Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System, which measures schools on achievement, gap, growth, college/career readiness and graduation rate. The Kentucky Department of Education released the results Friday, Sept. 27.
 
James Madison Middle School is classified as Distinguished/Progressing, and is listed as a High-Performing School. Its score is in the 90th percentile compared to other middle schools in the state.
 
Hanson Elementary School, which is also classified as Distinguished/Progressing, is listed as a School of Distinction. Its score is in the 98th percentile when compared to other Kentucky elementary schools. This is the second consecutive year that Hanson Elementary has been classified as Distinguished.

In other results from this year:
South Hopkins Middle School and West Broadway Elementary School are both in the classification Proficient/Progressing. West Hopkins (middle school) and Pride Elementary are listed as Needs Improvement/Progressing. Browning Springs Middle School, Earlington Elementary, Grapevine Elementary, Jesse Stuart Elementary, Southside Elementary and West Hopkins (elementary) are in the classification Needs Improvement.
 
Schools have already started reviewing their results.
 
“Across the state, many elementary schools struggled with the test,” Zellich said. “Schools are already initiating some changes that we know will impact results in future years. “However,” she cautioned, “it’s not all about assessments. It’s about students and continual progress. This is simply one piece of a student’s academic achievement.”
 
For detailed information on the district and each school, go to the Kentucky Department of Education’s School Report Card site HERE.
 
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