• MAP data: Problem readers are improving

    Going into the second year of MAP testing, Shelby County Public Schools officials are beginning to see the benefits of testing tool.

    The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests that are administered three times a year allow administrators to track the success, improvement and growth of each student in the district.

    One area in which the test is showing immediate improvement is through the district’s summer school program.

  • Schools' grades improve overall

    Shelby County Public Schools got good news and bad with the round of state and national test results released Thursday.


    Led by another stellar performance by Painted Stone Elementary and incredible growth at Southside and Wright elementaries, the district showed overall positive gains in the Kentucky Core Content Test and national No Child Left Behind.


    No Child Left Behind scores are based off of the math and reading scores from the KCCT tests, and throughout the district, SCPS saw improvement in almost every area.


  • School board reviews plans, takes no action

    The Shelby County Board of Education heard discussion Thursday night concerning enrollment projections and how they relate to the District Facility Plan but ultimately took no action. At its meeting on Aug.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County High School has big changes, too

    Though Collins High School's construction has been getting the majority of the attention, Shelby County High School has undergone a renovation of its own this summer.

    The school has been spruced up out front, with a fresh look for the main entrance area, and the upstairs has been set up for the new center for what is called the 8-9 Center.

    Associate Principal Tracye Nalley will be in charge of the new-look second floor, which will house the eighth- and ninth-grade students for the majority of the day.

  • EARLIER: Collins welcomes students to new school

    Students started filling into Collins High School this week for their first official visits,

    The school began orientations, kicking off with the eighth-graders on Monday and seniors on Wednesday.

    The two landmark classes were greeted by former Gov. Martha Layne Collins herself.

    The eighth-grade class will be the first full 5-year class at Collins, and this year's seniors will be the first graduating class.

  • EARLIER: Time to open for Collins and everyone

    As former Gov. Martha Layne Collins slowly made her way down the hallway on Sunday, words such as beautiful, amazing, state-of-the-art, gorgeous and just wow bounced around.

    Nearly everyone that stopped Collins, a native of Bagdad, raved about the new school that carries her name. And Collins herself was just as impressed with the new facilities.

  • EARLIER: Collins says ‘her’ high school looks ‘marvelous’

    Much like former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was a pioneer, she sees Shelby County’s new school that will carry her name in the same vein.

    “It’s a model,” she said after a guided tour on Monday.

    Collins was invited along as school board members are taking tours this week of the school.

  • Most Shelby students higher in MAP

    The Shelby County Board of Education got its first look at the district's 2009-2010 MAP scores compared to the national averages at Thursday' board meeting.


    The Measures of Academic Progress test is given three times – in the fall, winter and spring – to students in second through 10th grade, and next year the district will add 11th grade as well.


  • SCHS rewrites dress code

    Students walking into Shelby County High School on the first day of school Aug. 13 may see more stripes and colors than last year.

    The school's Site-Based Decision-Making Council approved Tuesday a new school dress code that permits students to wear polo shirts and bottoms in “any color or pattern.”

    Last year's policy required solid colors and bottoms to be specific colors.

  • Schools taking advantage of Jefferson-based program