Teaching and Learning

The Boyle County School District has a long tradition of success, both in extracurricular activities, and in the classroom. We attribute our success not only to our amazing staff, students, and parents, but also to our Blueprint for Success. The Blueprint for Success was created by the Boyle County Leadership Academy, which is comprised of teachers and administrators in our district to outline important elements of developing curriculum, and how to use this information to plan lessons.

 

The Boyle County Leadership Academy meets regularly to assess each school’s proficiency in critical areas and to make action plans for improving areas of weakness. This team has been played a major role in our academic success as a district.

 

While we are very proud of our performance on various statewide assessments, we know that it is not enough for our students to simply perform well on assessments. We strive to provide the best possible instruction for all students so that they have a balance of high-level content mastery, skill development, and world-class opportunities in areas like foreign language, STEM, and the arts. 

 

Our highly qualified teachers focus on best first-time teaching by using the Blueprint for Success to plan an “Ideal Lesson”. Students are actively engaged, and complete daily formative assessments, as well as common benchmark assessments at the end of units and at the end of each nine weeks. These assessments are tied to learning targets, which are the foundation for everything taught in our classrooms.  

 

Throughout the school year, in addition to classroom assessments, students are tested with a variety of statewide assessments. Based on these assessments, schools and districts are given an accountability ranking.

 

Based on the 2014-2015 assessment results, Boyle County Schools was classified a Distinguished District. For the fourth consecutive year, our district is ranked among the top 10 districts in the state. We are the number one county school district in Kentucky. In addition, all schools in our district are individually classified as either Proficient, Distinguished, or a School of Distinction.

 

Here is how each school measured up:

 

School Score Percentile Label
District 76.5 98 Distinguished
BCHS 73.9 84 School of Distinction
BCMS 88.5 95 School of Distinction
JCES 69.5 47 Proficient School
PES 95.0 97 School of Distinction
WES 86.1 87 Distinguished School

 

Assessment Scores

The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP) is given to 3rd-8th grade students up to three times per year. This test is a blended model built with norm-referenced test and criterion-referenced test items, which are customized for Kentucky Students. Our students, district-wide, performed well above the state average in all areas tested.

 

 

 

The ACT is an achievement test given to 11th graders to determine what they have learned in Math, Reading, Science, English, and Writing. Results of this test are used during college admissions. Once again, the scores from this test show that our students are performing above their peers statewide in each subject tested.

 

 

College and Career Readiness signifies that a student has the knowledge to qualify for and be successful in post-secondary coursework without need for remediation. If a student is both college and career ready they have taken multiple courses in a particular area and have passed an additonal assessment focued on that area.

 

Graduation Rate is a measure of the percentage of students who successfully complete graduation requirements for Boyle County High School. 

 

 

The key to a successful school district is continually striving to be even greater. To see our 2015-2016 District Improvement Plan, click here.

 

Contact Information

 

David Young
Assistant Superintendent
david.young@boyle.kyschools.us
(859) 236-6634 3239