Todd County Public School System Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says he was very pleased with his district's standardized testing results.
Most pleasing to Benningfield, Todd County Central High School ranked in the top ten percentile in the K-PREP state standardized testing and the entire district came in as proficient.
Overall, the Todd County School System improved from being in the 57th percentile the previous year to the 72nd percentile last year. North Todd Elementary School improved from the 52nd to the 57th percentile last year and improved from “needs improvement” to “needs improvement, but progressing.”
South Todd Elementary took a step back from the 80th to the 69th percentile last year and went from “proficient” to “needs improvement.”
The most improvement in the district and one of the most improved schools in the state was Todd County Central High School, which is now listed as “distinguished” and is in the 91st percentile in Kentucky. It was only a year ago Todd Central was in the 32nd percentile and listed as needing improvement.
Todd County Middle School made the biggest drop in performance, falling from the 47th to the 33rd percentile and remaining on the “needs improvement” list.
Benningfield says closing all achievement gaps across the district is one of the biggest areas for improvements and they will refocus on those efforts.
He thanked teachers, administrators, school board members and students for their work and said the district's improvement wouldn't be possible without all of them.