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Hickman County Schools Recognized as Distinguished School District!!!
 

Proficient/Progressing elementary school.  Proficient indicates that Hickman County Elementary is above the 70th percentile compared to other elementary schools based on the locked Hickman County Elementary has made incredible gains and is classified as a percentiles set in 2013.  H.C.E.S. currently is ranked at the 78th percentile—a dramatic increase from 53rd percentile the previous year. The Progressing title indicates that the school has increased its overall score by 1.0 point.  H.C.E.S. has increased by 6.0 points!! “The faculty and staff at Hickman County Elementary work hard every day to help students learn,” said Richard Todd, HCES principal.   “I am impressed every day with everyone in the building…students, teachers, aides, custodians, the lunch ladies…everyone.  They all pitch in to do whatever is needed to do what is best for kids.”  Mr. Todd continued, “As for our test scores, we are thrilled at the progress we made this year, but we are not content.   We will continue every day to get better.”

Math is an area of great improvement.  50.2% of the students in grades 3-6 are proficient or distinguished in math—above the state average.  Growth is also measured as part of the accountability model in Kentucky.  In math, 71.7% of our student made typical or higher growth as compared to the state average of 59.9.  51.9% of our 5th graders scored proficient or distinguished in social studies.  Our students and teachers are seeing wonderful gains in writing and language mechanics.  In writing, 63.3% of Hickman County Elementary Students scored proficient or distinguished compared to the state average of 43.8.  In language mechanics, 55.9% of our students scored proficient or distinguished.

Hickman County Middle School has continued to show impressive increases.  Over three years, HCMS has moved from the 21st percentile to the 56th percentile to the 63rd percentile.  Great things are happening!  Social studies scores at HCMS were notable —70.8% of students at HCMS scored proficient or distinguished—compared to the state average of 58.6.  HCMS students also performed well on Language mechanics 66.7% proficient or distinguished compared to the state average of 51.6.  “At the middle school we saw significant gains also.  We are very close to the Proficiency rating.  HCMS went from the 56th  percentile to the 63rd percentile in the state, so we are making the gains necessary to meet proficiency and eventually get to the Distinguished rankings,” stated Mr. Kevin Estes, principal of Hickman County High School.  “ Again, the students and teachers understand the work and dedication to reach our goals and I appreciate what they are doing in the classrooms daily. “

 

Hickman County High School continues to have the honor to be recognized as a School of Distinction/Progressing.  For several years, HCHS has been recognized for its achievements.  2011-2012 Hickman County High School was categorized as Distinguished-High Performing.  2012-2013 HCHS was Distinguished/Progressing—School of Distinction.  2013-2014 HCHS was Distinguished/Progressing—School of Distinction.  School of Distinction recognition means that a school is in the 95% of schools and meets its annual measureable objective (achievement), graduation rate goal, participation rate goal and has graduation rate above 60% for 2 years.  Hickman County High School has reached and maintained this prestigious honor.  “We have a tradition of developing our students’ abilities to answer the challenges that they may face.  Our teachers work to make every student self-sufficient and resourceful,” Mr. Shane Bizzle, Assistant Principal at Hickman County High School explained.   “HCHS saw overall gains.  It excites me that we continue to grow at the high school because it is tough to continue to make strides when you are in the top 4% of all high schools in the state,” explained Mr. Kevin Estes.  “HCHS went from the 96th percentile to the 97th this year – so this again shows the hard work and dedication of our students and staff.  HCHS is still a School of Distinction, the Falcon Academy is model program around the state, and the students and staff are dedicated to greatness, these are a few reasons that Hickman Co. High School is a great place to be.”

 

This success is a result of teachers meeting the needs of individual students.   Hickman County High School continues to be at the top of the state ranking with a 100.0 score for College and Career Readiness.  “We are super excited with our composite ACT score of 21.3 and ranked top 20 in the state,” Mr. Estes stated. “The ACT is a huge focus for our kids/staff and this is a great payoff for their hard efforts. We hope this continues to set the tone for all classes that come through HCHS.”

It also continues to have a graduation rate of 100.0%.  Hickman County Schools puts students first.  In reading, 71.4% of HCHS students score proficient or distinguished compared to a state average of 56.6.  In math, 52.2 % of HCHS students score proficient or distinguished compared to a state average of 38.1.  In science, 40.7% of HCHS students score proficient and in social studies, 62.3% of HCHS students score proficient.  Both percentiles are above the state average.  Writing scores reflect that 69.8% of HCHS students score proficient or distinguished compared to a state average of 50.0.  Language mechanic scores are above the state average with 66.7% of HCHS students scoring proficient or distinguished.

 

 

Hickman County is at the top of the rankings in the river counties which compose the first district. 

Districts

Overall Score

Classification

Reward Recognition

Hickman County

72.1

Distinguished/Progressing

District of Distinction/ High Progress District

Fulton Independent

66.5

Proficient

 

Carlisle County

65.3

Needs Improvement

Focus District

Fulton County

64.7

Needs Improvement/Progressing

Focus District

 

Elementary Schools

Overall Score

Classification

 

Hickman County Elementary

69.2

Proficient/Progressing

 

Carlisle County Elementary

65.3

Needs Improvement

 

Fulton Independent School

63.1

Needs Improvement

 

Fulton County Elementary/Middle School

62.7

Needs Improvement/Progressing

 

 

Middle Schools

Overall Score

Classification

 

Hickman County High School

64.2

Needs Improvement/Progressing

 

Carlisle County Middle School

59.9

Needs Improvement

 

Fulton County Elementary/Middle School

58.9

Needs Improvement

 

Fulton Independent School

56.4

Needs Improvement

 

 

High Schools

Overall Score

Classification

 

Hickman County High School

81.8

Distinguished/Progressing

School of Distinction

Fulton Independent School

80.1

Distinguished/Progressing

School of Distinction/High Progress

Fulton County High School

72.6

Proficient/Progressing

Focus School/High Progress School

Carlisle County High School

70.7

Proficient

 

Programs Reviews for Arts and Humanities, Practical Living and Career Studies, Writing and the Primary Program are now included in Kentucky’s Accountability Model.  The Program Review scores are 23% of each district and each school’s overall score.  The faculty and staff worked diligently to document and implement the requirements for the Program Review.  Hickman County High School, Hickman County Middle School and Hickman County Elementary School had an overall Program Review Score of Proficient

“There are so many wonderful things going on within our school system,” said Casey Henderson, Superintendent of the Hickman County Schools.  “The recent success of our district is a direct result of the faith our community has in our staff and students.  We are fortunate to have a superb faculty that cares deeply for the students who have been placed in their care as well as a student body who has a desire to be their very best.   Our dedication is definitely producing great results and our goal is to remain diligent in the fact that we must always be searching for more ways to improve.”

 

Written by Jan B. Johnson, Director of District-wide Programs, Hickman County Schools

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