The JCPS Schools That Didn’t Meet State Goals in Kentucky Test Results

In Jefferson County Public Schools, 44 percent of schools didn't meet their goals as outlined by the Kentucky Department of Education in the state test results released Friday.

Here are graphics showing which JCPS schools didn't meet their state goals in the latest round of tests, plus comparisons to the overall state and JCPS averages.

(Curious how a Kentucky school performed? Go to our searchable, sortable database with 2013 results for every school in Kentucky.)

A word of caution: The number of JCPS schools that didn't meet its goal can be deceiving when considering the bigger picture of how Louisville schools are doing.

This year, duPont Manual High School—considered among the best schools in the state—didn't meet its goal. That does not mean Manual students aren't doing well. In fact, quite the opposite.

“It's a high performing school, so we believe it might be because of their graduation rate—which is still very high,” Superintendent Donna Hargens said. 

“Manual has a great group of teachers. I know that Manual will figure out exactly what caused them not to make—and we're going to assist them—their AMO.”

In fact, Manual had the top overall score in the entire state. Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell—the No. 2 school in the state—also didn't meet its goal, which is officially dubbed the “annual measurable objective,” and takes place of the adequate yearly progress under No Child Left Behind. Student achievement, graduation rates, college/career-readiness and other factors go into determining a school's AMO—and the ultimate goal of a 100 score. 

Eight JCPS elementary schools that didn't meet their goal performed better than the state overall average.

And two middle schools that didn't meet their goal did better than the state overall average.

Hargens makes this additional point about AMOs.

“You look at the district level—did they meet their target. You look at the school level—did the school make the target. But, you know, we're a kid business,” Hargens said.

“Kids—did they make their target in terms of being proficient? I think it's really important for the public to know that if I'm proficient at Valley, that means as much as if I'm proficient at Manual or at Male.”

Here's a maybe easier to read list of all the JCPS schools that didn't meet their targets:

  • Audubon Traditional Elem
  • Bates Elementary
  • Blue Lick Elementary
  • Brandeis Elementary
  • Brown School
  • Brown School
  • Byck Elementary
  • Cane Run Elementary
  • Carter Elementary
  • Chancey Elementary School
  • Conway Middle School
  • Coral Ridge Elementary
  • Crosby Middle School
  • Crums Lane Elementary
  • Dupont Manual High
  • Fairdale Elementary School
  • Farnsley Middle
  • Foster Traditional Academy
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North
  • Frost Middle
  • Gilmore Lane Elementary
  • Gutermuth Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Hazelwood Elementary School
  • Highland Middle School
  • Hite Elementary School
  • Jefferson County Traditional Middle
  • Johnson Traditional Middle
  • Johnsontown Road Elementary
  • Kammerer Middle
  • Kennedy Elementary Montessori
  • Kerrick Elementary School
  • King Elementary
  • Klondike Elementary
  • Knight Middle School
  • Lowe Elementary School
  • Mcferran Preparatory Academy
  • Medora Elementary
  • Mill Creek Elementary
  • Moore Traditional School
  • Myers Middle School
  • Newburg Middle School
  • Norton Elementary School
  • Okolona Elementary School
  • Portland Elementary
  • Price Elementary
  • Ramsey Middle School
  • Rangeland Elementary
  • Roosevelt Perry Elementary
  • Rutherford Elementary
  • St. Matthews Elementary
  • Shacklette Elementary
  • Slaughter Elementary
  • Smyrna Elementary
  • Stonestreet Elementary
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle
  • Trunnell Elementary
  • Watson Lane Elementary
  • Wellington Elementary
  • Wheeler Elementary
  • Wilder Elementary

WFPL's Devin Katayama contributed to this story.

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Joseph Lord

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