Brooke Katz talks with teachers, breaks down newly released school rankings


Posted on November 2, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 2 at 12:18 PM

(WHAS11) -- Test scores have been released for Jefferson County Public Schools based on the newly-adopted Common Core State Standards.

Click here to see Andy Treinen's interview with JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens.

As a whole, the district ranks in the bottom 25% of the state.

This is a new ranking and grading system, so schools were warned results may trend lower than usual. Distinguished schools are the 90-100th percentile. Proficient schools are 70th-89th percentile and schools that need improvement are below the 70th percentile.

Click here to see how your local school did.

There are 136 JCPS schools total on the score sheets , out of those:
108 Need Improvement
13 Proficient
15 Distinguished
Here are the numbers a little more broken down:
Elementary Schools:
74 Need Improvement
7 Proficient
9 Distinguished
Middle Schools:
20 Need Improvement
2 Proficient
3 Distinguished
High Schools:
15 Need Improvement
3 Proficient
4 Distinguished