MARTIN — A specially-called meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education at May Valley Elementary on Thursday saw Superintendent Henry Webb deliver his annual report on the state of the county’s public schools.
The unvarnished facts of the report reveal a fast-growing network of schools with much to be proud of, and much work still to be done.
In 2013, only 47 percent of the district’s high school graduates were deemed college and/or career ready. For 2014, the goal was established at 61 percent, which the Superintendent expects they have shattered, with a projected 82.5 percent of graduates meeting the college/career readiness mark.
Preliminary numbers indicate district high schools have also met their goal of an 18.3 average score on the ACT. Allen Central exemplified the largest jump, with an average composite score of 17.5 in 2013 to a projected 19.2 this year.
Floyd County is now ranked 52nd among the 174 school districts in Kentucky, up from 145th in 2005. The district goal of breaking into the top 50 has yet to be realized.
With over 6,000 students in their care, Floyd County is Kentucky’s 19th largest school district. District school buses traveled 1.4 million miles in the last year, and school cafeterias served 2 million meals. High school students earned over 1,000 college credit hours, with the graduating class earning $4 million in scholarships and eight graduates leaving high school with an Associate’s degree.
The complete superintendent’s report and detailed school budget information is available on the district’s website, www.floyd.kyschools.us.