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Jenkins scores are low

The Jenkins Independent School District has the seventh lowest score in the state, according to Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).

With an overall score of 58.8, Jenkins is classified as a focus district that needs improvement. Jenkins has a percentile ranking of 21.

“Test scores do not always tell the whole story,” said Jenkins Superintendent Freddie Bowling. “We have people here who work hard and care about kids.”

The district’s elementary school has an overall score of 59.9 and is ranked in the 30th percentile.

Ranking in the eighth percentile, the middle school is classified as a focus school, with an overall score of 48.9.

The high school’s overall goal is 67.6 and it has percentile ranking of 56.

“We are looking at these scores this year as a starting point,” said Bowling. “We have a plan in place that will improve both rigor and instruction in the classroom thus improving overall student learning. It is a good time to buy stock in Jenkins Independent because we are going to grow and improve by leaps and bounds over the next few years.”

The high school has a college and career readiness rate of 100. The state average is 72.2. JHS’s fiveyear graduation rate is 97.6, with the state average being 87.9.

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