Logan schools happy with regional ranking

OJ Stapleton Editor

October 15, 2013

While the state of Kentucky doesn’t come up with a list of rankings for how all the schools did on the latest round of testing, the Logan County school district put together its own list as a way to see how it ranks among its peers.

And the results were very positive, with Logan County ranking as the top overall district among all of its neighboring districts.

“I put together a list like this every year with districts that either touch our district or are nearby with similar demographics,” said Mike Hurt, assistance superintendent for Logan County schools. “We were very pleased with the results, especially with the district where we were ranked No. 1 and were the only one that was classified as distinguished.”

Logan County was first overall with a score of 63.9 and a ranking in the 92nd percentile. Glasgow Independent was second with a score of 63.1 and a ranking of 89th. Edmonson County, Simpson County and Monroe County rounded out the top five.

The Logan County middle schools helped secure the top ranking. All of the district’s middle schools ranked in the top seven in the region. The only two schools outside of Logan County in the top seven were Edmonson County Middle School, which was the top middle school, and South Warren, which was fourth.

“All five of our middle schools were ranked in the top 90th percentile and with only 330 middle schools in the whole state, that’s pretty amazing,” Hurt said.

Auburn middle school was the top performing one in Logan County, ranking second in the region. Adairville was third, Olmstead was fifth, Chandlers was sixth and Lewisburg was seventh.

Logan County High School ranked eighth out of 18 schools, but saw significant progress.

The high school went from the 60th percentile in 2012 to the 87th this year.

“You typically don’t see that big of a jump when it comes to high schools,” Hurt said.

The top elementary school for the county was Olmstead, which also ranked No. 1 in the region.

“Olmstead and the high school were really big bright spots for us,” Hurt said.

Olmstead was also the only county elementary school to rank in the top 10 regionally. Auburn was 15th and none of the other three ranked in the top 40. Chandlers was 42nd, Lewisburg was 45th and Adairville ranked 46th among 55 regional elementary schools.