Last updated: November 07. 2013 3:54PM - 713 Views

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Floyd County Schools Supt. Henry Webb announced Thursday that Allen Central High School and Betsy Layne High School are among the “Top Ten” schools for annual growth on college and career readiness rates in the state of Kentucky.

“Our goal is to reach a college and career readiness rate of 65 percent by 2015,” Webb said. “In 2012, we were 30.2 percent and in 2013, we were 54.2 percent. This outstanding growth in college and career readiness is one of the reasons we have gone from a district that ‘Needs Improvement’ to a ‘Proficient’ district.

“While we are thrilled with the tremendous growth we’ve seen, we are intensifying our focus so that we reach our goal and surpass it. Ultimately, we want every child to graduate from Floyd County Schools being college or career ready.”

“In 2012, Allen Central High had a college and career readiness rate of 30 percent,” Webb continued. “The ACHS team worked diligently to address this and more than doubled the score to 61.3 percent in 2013. The board team and I want to commend the students and team at ACHS for this achievement.”

Webb also commented on Betsy Layne’s score: “In 2012, BLHS had a college and career readiness rate of 27.3 percent. However, in 2013, the rate more than doubled to 61 percent. Again, the board team and I want to commend BLHS for their diligence and dedication to raising the college and career readiness rates so that our kids will be more prepared for opportunities after high school.”

“Our schools and district will continue to grow in this area as it is simply what’s best for kids,” Webb said.

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