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See how your school rates: Kentucky school report cards released

Posted at 5:11 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 17:42:25-04

The Kentucky Department of Education released its annual Kentucky school report cards on Tuesday.

This year, things are a bit different; each school received a one through five star rating.

The ratings take into account things like math and reading proficiency, academic growth and graduation rate. It also analyzes gaps between different income levels and race.

Locally, the report card shows mixed results.

"We're not showing significant improvement year after year," said Brigette Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Boone County schools mostly earned three-star ratings. But Covington Independent schools only rated one star for high school and middle school; they gained a three star rating for elementary.

"The results of the assessment represent mixed outcomes for Covington," Covington Independent schools wrote in a statement. "While most of our schools did extremely well, we know we have plenty of room to grow at Holmes High School, Holmes Middle School and Ninth District Elementary."

Specifically, Holmes High School and Middle School both received one-star ratings, while Glenn O. Swing Elementary received a five-star rating.

Ramsey said the success at Glenn O. Swing needs to be replicated.

"If we're going to improve education in the state of Kentucky, we need to better understand which students we're serving well and which ones we're not yet serving well and ensure we are serving them all at a high level," said Ramsey.

Out of more than 1,200 public schools in Kentucky, only 56 of them earned five-star ratings for the year.

You can check your local Kentucky school rating for 2019 on the school report card website.