Education
7:30 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Click Here to See High-Performing Schools in Warren, Daviess, Pulaski, Barren, and Hardin

More than half of Kentucky's public high school students last year were not prepared for college or careers based on the results of an assessment released Friday. Despite that alarming finding, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the results showing that 47 percent of high schoolers are ready to advance are a significant improvement over the previous year's 38 percent.

"This increase is a direct result of Kentucky's schools' and districts' focus on college and career readiness," Holliday said. "The overriding goal of the state's public education system is to prepare students for the paths they want to take after high school, and these data show that we are making progress toward that goal."

Of the more than 43,000 high school students who received diplomas last spring, 18,741 were deemed college ready and 3,413 career ready. That's up from 15,056 found to be college ready and 1,142 career ready the previous year.

Here's a look at how some key parts of our listening area did under the Unbridled Learning test scores released Friday:

Warren County and Bowling Green Independent:

Distinguished:

Greenwood
Potter Gray Elementary (BG Independent)
South Warren High
W.R. McNeill Elementary (BG Independent)

Proficient:

Bowling Green High
Bowling Green Junior High
Briarwood Elementary
Cumberland Trace Elementary
Drakes Creek Middle
South Warren Middle
Warren East Middle
William H. Natcher Elementary

Daviess County and Owensboro Independent:

Distinguished:

F.T. Burns Elementary

Highland Elementary

Proficient:

Audubon Elementary

College View Middle

County Heights Elementary

Daviess County Middle

Deer Park Elementary

East View Elementary

F.T. Burns Middle

Sorgho Elementary

Southern Oaks Elementary

Tamarack Elementary

West Louisville Elementary

Whitesville Elementary

Newton Parrish Elementary (Owensboro Ind.)

Sutton Elementary (Owensboro Ind.)

Barren County and Glasgow Independent

Distinguished:

North Jackson Elementary (Barren Co.)

North Jackson Elementary (Barren Co.)

Proficient:

Barren County Middle

Glasgow High

Glasgow Middle

South Green Elementary (Glasgow Ind.)

Elizabethtown Independent and Hardin County Schools:

Distinguished:

Elizabethtown High

Proficient:

Central Hardin High

East Hardin Middle

G.C. Burkhead Elementary

Heartland Elementary

John Hardin High

Lincoln Trail Elementary

Pulaski County and Somerset Independent:

Distinguished:

Nancy Elementary

Northern Elementary

Shopville Elementary

Southern Elementary

Southwestern High

Proficient:

Burnside Elementary

Eubank Elementary

Oak Hill Elementary

Pulaski County High

Pulaski Elementary

Meece Middle (Somerset Ind.)

Somerset High (Somerset Ind.)