Laurel schools top in state on 2022-2023 test scores

Nov. 8—Laurel County School District set history with 2022-2023 test scores, with all elementary schools earning the top ranking and Sublimity Elementary being #1 elementary school in the state.

The scores also put both high schools in the "green" ranking, which is the next to highest level of achievement.

North and South Laurel Middle Schools scored in the "green," a ranking they have held since last year.

Denise Griebel, Superintendent of Laurel County Schools, said the test scores show the diligence of staff and students in excelling academically.

"To say that I am proud of the Laurel County Schools is an understatement. The 2023 KSA scores are a direct reflection of the dedication, commitment to excellence, and sheer amount of just plain hard work put forth on a daily basis by our faculty, students, and staff. There is certainly much to celebrate! Regardless of our school's current state rankings, hard work and due diligence are a must to maintain or improve test results. As always, we will continue in our commitment to provide the best possible education for the students of Laurel County."

The KSA (Kentucky Summative Assessment) scores were applied to grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11.

Sublimity Elementary is ranked as the top elementary school in the state, and the district's elementary schools as a whole are ranked 2nd in the state.

The Laurel County School District released the following compilations of the test scores and where Laurel County District ranks in all levels.

The rated scores place Laurel County as the 2nd highest county school district in the state in the Overall Elementary rating, and 7th in all elementary district schools (top 4% out of 172 districts).

The district middle school rankings placed Laurel County as the 11th highest county school district, and 19th in all middle district schools (top 11% out of 172 districts), while Laurel County high schools landed 19th highest county school district, and 32nd in all high district schools (top 20% out of 168 districts).

All of Laurel County elementary schools individually landed well into the top 20% while seven of the 11 fell in the top 5%, with Sublimity Elementary Schools landing the top spot in the state with an overall score of 123.4 out of a possible 125 points in Kentucky's accountability system.

Both middle schools are in the top 21% of all middle schools in the state, while both high schools boast a top 25% ranking.

Laurel County District Elementary Schools are 2nd highest county schools in the state.

—All elementary schools are top 11% in Reading and Math.

—All elementary schools are top 13% in Science, Social Studies, and Writing.

—Sublimity Elementary is the highest overall rated school in Kentucky.

North and South Laurel Middle Schools

—Top 15% in Reading and Math

—Top 20% in Science, Social Studies, and Writing

North and South Laurel High Schools

—Top 30% in Reading and Math

—Top 25% in Science, Social Studies, and Writing

The tests changed in the spring testing season and cannot be compared to the 2021-2022 tests.