WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 3, 2013: JCPS Progress - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 3, 2013: JCPS Progress

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By Ken Selvaggi - email
WAVE 3 News Vice President and General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - For the first time ever, Jefferson County Public Schools surpassed the annual improvement goal set by the Kentucky Department of Education.

There is much more work to do but the arrow is pointing up.

Thirteen of the 18 priority schools met their targets and 75 schools overall met them.

Three of every four students graduated in four years.

More than 7,000 fourth through eighth grade students moved up at least one proficiency level in reading and nearly 8,000 moved up at least one level in math.

That's quite a change from three years ago when JCPS ranked in the 9th percentile of all Kentucky districts. The ranking is now the 32nd percentile. And the percentage of college-ready students has increased nearly 20 percent in that span to one of every two students now.

The strategic plan - Vision 2015 - is tracking well and we salute all who are working diligently to keep up the pace of improvement. 

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