By: Ralph B. Davisrdavis@civitasmedia.com
March 26, 2013
Four Floyd County schools are among 136 statewide to be recognized for gains made in various subject areas.
Allen Central Middle School, May Valley Elementary, McDowell Elementary and Osborne Elementary were named 2012 Higher Performing Schools by the National Center for Educational Achievement, which is operated by ACT Inc.
Allen Central Middle was recognized for gains in math, science and social studies based on performance measure.
May Valley Elementary was honored for gains in math, reading, science, social studies and writing, based on performance and growth measures.
McDowell Elementary was recognized for reading gains based on growth measure, and social studies based on performance and growth measures.
Osborne Elementary earned the honor for gains in social studies based on performance and growth measures, and writing based on performance measure.
Supt. Henry Webb congratulated the four schools for their achievements.
“We’re very proud of the kids and the staff at these schools,” Webb said. “The board team and I are thrilled to see our schools recognized not only for their performance in meeting the criteria in specific content areas, but also for showing growth. This is an indicator that we are on track to becoming a district of excellence for the kids of Floyd County.”
The Floyd County School District is one of only 67 school districts out of 174 in Kentucky with schools that have received this recognition.