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Education

  • Little discussion at redistricting forum

    here was little discussion at a forum for families to ask questions about a proposal for school redistricting in an Elizabethtown neighborhood.

    Hardin County Schools officials hosted a forum Friday evening to hear comments from families in the area. The district is considering redistricting some neighborhoods near the United States Postal Service in Elizabethtown and E-town Swim and Fitness in December.

  • West Point moves up in new scores

    Testing data released last week show a large transformation for West Point Independent Schools. The elementary and middle schools had some of the lowest scores in the state in certain areas last year, and now the district has been rated “distinguished.”

    These are the first results of the Unbridled Learning accountability model, the newest form of statewide school assessment.

  • Unbridled Learning data released, sets baseline for future

    The first results of the Unbridled Learning accountability model, the newest form of statewide school assessment, were unveiled and educators are happy to have the new baseline on which to build.

    The superintendents of Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools found highs and lows in the results, which include many more new sets of data than the previous model, the Kentucky Core Content Testing system.

  • Unbridled Learning: Achievement

     These are the point totals for the number of students at the novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished levels in certain subjects. For information on other subjects, visit www.education.ky.gov.

    High Schools

    ·      Central Hardin High School

              - Reading - 60.4
              - Math - 53.5

  • Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness

     These are the percentages of students who are considered college/career ready.

    ·      Central Hardin High School - 64.0

    ·      Elizabethtown High School - 59.8

    ·      John Hardin High School - 58.6

    ·      LaRue County High School - 51.1

  • Unbridled Learning: Growth rate

     These are the percentages of students who have shown growth in the subjects of reading and math.


    High Schools

    ·      Central Hardin High School

               - Reading - 60.6
               - Math - 58.9

    ·      Elizabethtown High School

  • Unbridled Learning: Graduation rates

     These are the graduation rates for the 2010-11 school year and the goal for the 2011-12 school year.

    • JohnHardin High School

               - Rate - 91.7
               - Goal - 92.3

    • LaRueCounty High School

               - Rate - 91.6
               - Goal - 92.2

  • Unbridled Learning: Achievement gap

     These are the percentages of students in certain populations (minorities, English as a second language, recipients of free or reduced lunch, special education) who have scored at a proficient or distinguished level in various subjects. The goal is 100 percent of these students at a proficient/distinguished level.


    High Schools

  • Unbridled Learning: Overall scores

     These are the overall 2011-12 scores, out of 100, given to schools in the Unbridled Learning assessment model and their goals for the 2012-13 school year.


    High Schools

    • Elizabethtown High School- 65.6
    • LaRue County High School- 64.3
    • John Hardin High School- 63.4
    • Central Hardin High School- 60.6
    • North Hardin High School- 52.9


    Middle Schools

  • HCS seat only contested board race

    Most local school board races will see unopposed candidates quietly take their seats, except for one Hardin County Schools board position.

    The Division 5 seat on the HCS board is the only contested school board race in the Nov. 6 election. Incumbent Suzy Broadwater faces challenger Gail Phoenix. Division 5 is in the northern end of the county.