The US Army Golden Knights hand-delivered a very special message to students, staff, and faculty at Owensboro High School today.
Scratch that. Maybe “air mail” is the better word.
The Golden Knights parachute team dropped into Rash Stadium today with state assessment test results in their hands to signify that Owensboro Public Schools made huge district-wide gains with KPREP testing, bringing the district average up nearly seven points.
“Overall, I’m pleased with our state testing results. In most areas, we’ve shown drastic improvement. I firmly believe in our district philosophy of a well-rounded education of the whole child. As such, test results are just one measure of the excellent job our staff is doing at Owensboro Public Schools,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.
Highlights of the district include the following:
- Foust Elementary jumped 21 points earning a Distinguished designation.
- Newton Parrish Elementary is now a School of Distinction earning a Distinguished designation.
- Sutton Elementary earned a Distinguished designation.
- Owensboro Middle School North earned a Distinguished designation and is progressing.
- Owensboro High School earned a Proficient designation.
Owensboro Public Schools’ literacy initiative Owensboro Reads is producing results. The percentage of elementary school students reading at or above grade level went up by almost eight points. The percentage of high school students reading at college ready benchmarks went up seven points.