Report cards: Northern Kentucky schools making leaps in quality, state report finds

CINCINNATI -- The academic quality of schools in Northern Kentucky is on the rise, with some counties seeing leaps in improvement in the state’s annual report cards for districts and schools.

Boone County schools made the biggest jump in area performance, rising from 56.8 to 63.3 – an almost seven point increase in its overall score from the state. Campbell County, Kenton County and Grant County also saw increases.

The state’s report cards, released annually, provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and more.

The scores for each county are out of 100, and are based on student scores on state tests, college or career readiness, graduation rates and other factors.

“We are more than pleased with the progress that we have made on the state assessments," said Covington Schools Superintendent Alvin Garrison. "These scores are a direct result of the hard work of our teachers, staff and students. I am so proud of their efforts. We are definitely headed in the right direction."

Covington schools saw an overall score increase from 38 to 44.3. Kenton County schools increased from an overall score of 59.7 to 61.2.

In Campbell County, the overall score climbed from 61.4 to 64.4, which classified its rating as “distinguished.” In Grant County, scores increased slightly, from 53.4 to 57.6. The county is still listed as “needs improvement.”

Pendleton County saw decline in scores from the state, dropping from 56.4 to 55.0. The county was also listed as “needs improvement.”

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