In a repeat of last year, the Mayfield Independent District again met all “adequate yearly progress” goals required by the U.S. Department of Education under the No Child Left Behind Act of 200l.
Mayfield is the only school district in western Kentucky which met all district goals and in which each individual school met all of its own goals.
“Mayfield High School met 12 of 12 goals,” said Joey Henderson, director of instruction. “Mayfield Middle School met 16 of 16 goals, and Mayfield Elementary School met 19 of 19 goals.”
Mayfield High School was one of only five high schools in western Kentucky which met all their goals, and Mayfield Elementary School was the only elementary school in western Kentucky which had 19 goals to meet.
Among the 2010 assessment highlights were a 7.77 increase in the percentage of students district-wide who scored proficient or distinguished in reading and a 6.17 district-wide increase in the percentage of students who scored proficient or distinguished in math, Henderson said.
The percentage of MHS students who scored proficient or distinguished in reading in 2010 was 68.97, while 65.26 percent of students scored proficient or distinguished in math, Henderson added. The MHS math score represents a 14.71% increase over the previous year’s high scores. School staff partially attribute the improved math scores to a new, weekly “Math Matters” mentoring program implemented during the 2009-2010 school year for all students in grades 9 through 11. Teachers, with the help of seniors, who have been successful on the KCCT math assessment, serve as mentors to students who will be tested.
Close to 90% of MHS graduates attend a four-year or a two-year college or university, winning between $1.2 and $1.5 million in scholarships for a class of about 100. Graduation rate increased by 9.03 over the previously reported school year to 92.53