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LCHS ranked among top fourth of schools in state

By: Jim Turner

Logan County High School has been named one of the "Best High Schools" in the state of Kentucky.

Each year, US News & World Report collects information on high schools across the United States (this year 22,000) and then creates a rankings list. Of the 228 high schools in Kentucky, 58 were recognized as being either a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal school. Logan County was recognized as "Bronze" and joins Bowling Green, Greenwood and Glasgow as the only other schools within this region to have made the rankings list.

To determine the "Best High Schools" national ranking list, US News incorporated a methodology that first analyzed a school at the state level-- in terms of its success on state assessments, (taking into consideration indicators regarding a school's unique community). High schools that made it through the state criteria were eligible to be ranked nationally in terms of college readiness. College readiness was determined by success on the Advanced Placement testing results for each school.

Seven of the top 10 schools on this list are from the Louisville area, led by DuPont Manual and Brown. Bowling Green ranked 10th and Greenwood 13th. Only the top 17 were ranked; the other 41 were in alphabetical order.

Glasgow joined Logan as a Bronze medal school. Its numbers are 21-1 student-teacher ratio, 13.4 college readiness, 2.6 math proficiency and 2.9 reading proficiency.

LCHS matched Bowling Green and Greenwood in math proficiency (2.5 ranking with 46 percent proficient) and reading proficiency (2.8 with 70 percent proficient). Logan County has a 25-1 student-teacher ratio, with 1,104 students and 44 teachers. BGH has a student-teacher ratio of 19-1 while GHS is at 20.1. The biggest difference in the schools is that Bowling Green's College Readiness score was 32.3 and Greenwood's 22.5 while Logan County's was 6.4.

In an attempt to increase college readiness, Logan County High School has joined AdvanceKentucky's AP Training and Incentive Program. It involves content-rich teacher training and extensive support and incentives for students and teachers for achieving qualifying scores on Advanced Placement exams in math, science and English. (Details of AdvanceKentucky appear in an April News Article on The LoJo. Russellville High School is also part of this program.)

For additional information concerning the US News & World Report article follow this link:

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/kentucky/rankings


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