BCHS Receives National Award for Fourth Year in a Row
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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“BCHS Recognized As a Bronze Medal School for Fourth Year in a Row”

            On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, U.S. News and World Report released the 2016 Greatest High Schools report, and Breckinridge County High School earned a Bronze Medal national recognition.  According to Robert Morse, “to produce the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News teamed up with Washington D.C. based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world.”  A three-step process is utilized to determine a high school’s ranking in the report.  The first two steps are centered on each school’s student achievement results on state assessments.  The final step reviews the ability of each school to prepare students for college-level work.

            Students at Breckinridge County High School have been outperforming state averages in state-assessed content areas for the past five years.  Staff members at the school continue to adapt instruction and assessment in an effort to maximize student learning. Over the years, Breckinridge County High School’s “Tiger Time” has provided students additional opportunities to master learning opportunities and meet college and career ready benchmarks. Earlier this school year, school and district officials learned that Breckinridge County High School had been classified a “Distinguished/Progressing” school based on student achievement results from the previous school year on state testing.  The school was named High Performing and ranks in the 92nd percentile of Kentucky High Schools.

            As one can see, Breckinridge County High School continues to be recognized at local, state, and national levels.  It is through a high level of commitment to education, hours of collaborative discussion and planning, and personal relationships with our students and families that we have been able to celebrate these wonderful accomplishments.  I want to commend our students for their efforts and for their intrinsic desire to be the very best, and I want to thank our staff and our community for their commitment to the students at Breckinridge County High School.  It is truly an honor to be a part of something this special! 

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