Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Daviess County Schools Earn Awards

dcps3 300OWENSBORO Ky. (4/8/13) – The National Center for Educational Achievement, a department of ACT Inc., has honored Burns Elementary School and Sorgho Elementary School as 2012 NCEA Higher Performing Schools.

The honor recognizes the schools’ commitment in raising student achievement and preparing students for college and career readiness, regardless of socio-economic barriers or other obstacles.

“These schools stand out as shining examples of what can be achieved when staff, students and parents work together toward a unified goal of preparing students for life beyond high school,” said Laura Stevens, a representative of ACT Inc.

Burns Elementary School was recognized in the area of mathematics and Sorgho Elementary School was recognized in the area of reading. Both schools received Higher Performing recognition for student achievement based on performance measures.

According to the NCEA: Schools are eligible for ranking on a given subject if they have an adequate number of qualifying students in each of their grade levels for the most recent school year. A school must also have no more than the maximum allowable number of missing grade levels for the previous two school years to be eligible for the analysis. In addition to requiring that the school’s value-added performance be in the top 10 percent of its low-income group and have better than predicted performance across grades in all years or have performed in the top 5 percent of its low-income group on the achievement level closest to the CCR Targets, NCEA also includes the following requirements:
•Met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) or other requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
•Had 90 percent of enrolled students take the state assessment in non-AYP subjects.
•Met their state’s requirements on the accountability system.

DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor said the honor “demonstrates the outstanding work taking place in classrooms every day. When teachers have great expectations for student achievement and accept no excuses, the result is success for schools, but more importantly, success for students.”

SurfKY News
Information provided by Lora Wimsatt
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,959.87
+47.76 (0.28%)    
2 S&P 1,971.25
+1.30 (0.07%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,459.49
+16.79 (0.38%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only

In Other News...

HCC Board Chair Bettie Wallace Passes Away

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (7/29/14) — Hopkinsville Community College Board Chairperson Bettie Wallace passed away Sunday,… Read More

Hopkinsville Newcomers’ Club Announces First Meeting of 2014-2015 Year

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/30/14) — As summer’s end draws near and children head back to school, the Hopkinsville Newcomers’… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 3057

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2696

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2215

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 29, 2014 1858

Waide Indicted for Breaking Campaign…

in Top Stories by Daniel Kemp
July 28, 2014 1586

Madisonville Man Arrested for Assault,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 3057

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2696

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2215

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1586

Madisonville Man Arrested for Assault,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1578

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 949

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 863

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 719

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 28, 2014 379

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 277

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 29, 2014 1283

Muhlenberg Woman Arrested in Identity…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 28, 2014 1220

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 28, 2014 1122

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 29, 2014 879

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 29, 2014 833

McLean County Man Charged for Alleged…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03