On Friday, October 3, results of Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning accountability performances were released, and Barbourville Middle School celebrated its classification of Distinguished High Performing School with a pizza party.
During the celebration, any student who scored a proficient or distinguished in any category of the test was recognized before the student body.
According to school principal Paul Middleton, last year the middle school missed being proficient in the rankings by less than one point. After that, the students and teachers set a goal to make Proficient this year.
“The kids really deserved this celebration,” said Middleton. “Last year we were at 37 percentile, and this year we all were ecstatic when we found out we hit the 94 percentile. I contribute the success to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, staff and especially the parents,” said Middleton. We couldn’t have achieved this classification without the involvement of all of the stakeholders.”
Both the high school and elementary school also had reason to celebrate.
The 2013 Barbourville High School percentile was at 20 percent and this year’s classification is 82 percent, which is a classification as a Proficient High School.
Barbourville Elementary School increased 32 percentage points from last year and is listed as a High Progress School.
As a district Barbourville Independent is at an 81 percentile, which is classified as a Proficient District.
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