Trigg County Schools Achieves Proficient Status for Fourth Year


Sept. 29, 2016, Cadiz, KY – Trigg County Public Schools received a proficient rating for the fourth year in the state’s accountability model that began in 2012.


Both the middle school and the high school achieved a “proficient” rating. The middle school is also labeled as progressing, meaning that the school met the annual measurable objective. The intermediate school is labeled as “needs improvement” and did not meet the annual measurable objective.


“We are proud that the district has achieved a proficient rating for the fourth year in a row,” said Travis Hamby, superintendent of Trigg County Public Schools. “Our students and staff work incredibly hard in order to ensure we are empowering the next generation. Teachers continue to implement innovative strategies and provide learning experiences aligned to our core values of mastery learning, personalized learning, authentic learning, continuous improvement and relationships. We are committed to equipping our students with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions essential for success.”


School-Specific Data


High School

  • Overall score: 72.7
  • Labeled as Proficient
  • Focus school
  • Highlights: Increases in Achievement, Gap and Growth. Significant increase in the number of distinguished reading students. Increase of nearly 10% in students demonstrating individual growth in reading.


“Trigg County High School teachers, staff and students are to be commended for the work that led to our rating as proficient for the fourth consecutive year,” said Shannon Burcham, principal of Trigg County High School. “This year we saw improvements in our overall student achievement, gap performance, and our growth index. As a result we are once again rated as a proficient high school. At TCHS we believe that success will be the result of our efforts, and we are committed to continuous improvement. That said, we will continue in our efforts to personalize the learning experience for each student and implement a variety of innovative instructional strategies that will support future growth.”  



Middle School

  • Overall Score: 70
  • Labeled as Proficient/Progressing
  • Focus school
  • Highlights: Increase in Achievement, Gap and Growth. Significant increase in the number of Gap group students scoring proficient in math and reading. Increases in each subject area scores for Gap group students. More students scoring at proficient or distinguished in reading than those who scored at novice or apprentice. Middle School met its AMO (Annual Measurable Objective). The school met all novice reduction targets in math and 3 out of 4 novice reduction targets in reading.


“Trigg County Middle School teachers, students, and staff, are encouraged by the improvement in our students’ academic performance this year,” said Amy Breckel, principal of Trigg County Middle School. “The hard work put into improving instructional strategies that focus on our core values of mastery learning, personalized learning, building relationships, authentic experiences, and continuous improvement is translating to improvement toward our academic performance as shown by our proficient/progressing rating this year. We understand providing authentic meaningful learning experiences and allowing students to present their work through exhibitions and presentations of learning will result in further mastery of the content. I commend the teachers for their continued commitment and hard work to the students at TCMS and look forward to seeing what our students will be doing throughout the upcoming year.


Intermediate School

  • Overall Score: 58
  • Labeled as Needs Improvement
  • Highlights: Increase in the number of students scoring distinguished in reading. Program Review continues to be a strength.


“I am proud of the intermediate school students and staff who work hard each and every day to make our school the very best,” said Brian Futrell, principal of Trigg County Intermediate School. “The intermediate staff and our school level design team will be working collaboratively to analyze the K-PREP data and determine the next steps. While we recognize our achievement scores are not as strong as in previous years, we will continue to focus on doing what’s right and best for kids, including focusing on increasing the level of student engagement. I can see a commitment on behalf of our staff toward continuous improvement and to implement instructional models to better prepare our students.”


This year is the last one under the current accountability system. Next year’s results will be under a new accountability system being developed as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act.


While the Primary School is not included in the state accountability data, the work done from pre-school through second grade is foundational to learning that takes place throughout the rest of the students’ education.


Under the accountability model, points are awarded in two categories. The first is Next-Generation Learners, accounting for 77% of the total score. The second is Next-Generation Instructional Programs and Support, also known as Program Reviews, which account for 23% of the total score.*


The below chart shows scores for each school and the district. Percentile ranks were also reported last year, but those were removed at the state level this year.




2015/2016 Score










“KPREP achievement data is one important measure we utilize to assist us in determining our schools’ and district progress on the continuum of student learning,” said Travis Hamby. “Therefore, during the next few weeks our teachers, administrators, SBDM councils, and Board of Education will be reviewing and analyzing the data to inform and strengthen our efforts to empower the next generation.”


Trigg County Public Schools is comprised of more than 300 faculty and staff who strive to empower the next generation. The district educates approximately 2,000 students from pre-K through 12th grade.

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