Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

For first time ever, ACHS has been named Proficient/Progressing

From Adair County School District

For the first time ever, Adair County High School has been named a Proficient/Progressing High School under the Kentuckyís Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System. Superintendent Alan Reed described the the atmosphere at ACHS as one of celebration.

Reed said, "While the progress at ACHS is a wonderful accomplishment, what is not measured is all the students that now have opportunities in careers ranging from welding and metal fabrication, health careers, EMT, and nearly 40 others that never existed before."

"We also have no way, at least not yet, to measure the economic impact to Adair County thanks to Adair County High changing the way they do business by switching to a career path for everybody high school. And letís not forget Indian University that letís students complete a large number of college hours at very reduced cost while still in high school."

Reed added, "ACHS reached its goal, thanks to the diligent efforts of students, teachers, administrators, support staff, board members and the pride and support of the entire community."

Adair County Middle was designated Needs Improvement/Progressing. The school gained much ground last year moving out of Focus School category. The school missed proficient by 1.5 points for 2014-15.

Reed said that while the mood was festive at ACHS thanks to high performance, there was "less cause for celebration at the two elementary schools."

Adair County Primary Center and Adair County Elementary School saw lower mathematics scores which pulled them down to Needs Improvement.

The average for all the Adair County School District was Needs Improvement, but the district still achieved the designation "High Progress District." The district as a whole missed Proficiency by only 1.2 points.

According to Superintendent Alan Reed, the school and district leadership has already begun to attack the problems associated with less than acceptable math scores coming from the districtís two elementary schools. "We will not settle for mediocrity at any level." said Reed.

For detailed information on the district and each school, go to the Kentucky Department of Educationís School Report Card website: State-wide accountability data is available at

This story was posted on 2015-10-01 14:28:41
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.