FCPS improves in latest state scores
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Most schools in Fayette County are doing better than last year, according to state accountability data released early Thursday morning.
The state now considers Fayette County schools proficient, compared to last year’s needs improvement rating. District-wide scores increased at more than 70 percent of local schools.
The county’s score is up 2.1 points from last year and is in the 82nd percentile.
Two schools spotlighted for low student achievement last year had significant gains.
William Wells Brown Elementary, which was the lowest ranked elementary school in the state last year, improved its score by 19.2 points and moved up 26 spots among all elementary schools.
Bryan Station High School is no longer considered a persistently low-achieving school after four straight years of steady gains.
School leaders say this is both a reason to celebrate but also a call to action.
More than half the schools in the county that received accountability scores earned proficient or distinguished ratings and 37 schools posted higher scores than the previous year.
Click here to check the report cards for all districts and schools.