Mayfield Schools Show Solid Gains on School Report Card

With the release of the Kentucky Department of Education’s 2022-2023 School Report Card and Kentucky State Assessment data, school officials are reviewing moderate to significant gains made at all three schools within the Mayfield Independent School District.  

According to Director of District-Wide Programs for Mayfield Independent Schools, Kim Reed, overall scores earned Mayfield High School and Mayfield Middle School green indicator ratings.  While Mayfield Elementary remained in the yellow, it narrowly missed moving to a green rating by just .3 points.  

As reported by the Kentucky Department of Education, “the Kentucky School Report Card has new features for the 2022-2023 academic year results because of the continued implementation of Senate Bill 158 (2020). The legislation established “status” and “change” as ways to evaluate state indicators, and this will be the first year where change is reported.”

Mayfield High School saw increases across the board, improving from yellow status to green.  There were significant increases in science, social studies and on-demand writing as well as the quality of school climate and safety. The school also maintained its high graduation rate. The gains also moved the school out of the TSI federal classification.  

“We are proud of the progress that our students and staff are making at Mayfield High School,” said Mayfield High School Principal Billy Edwards. “Our students have risen to the challenge and moved our status category from "yellow" to "green" which is something that they can be proud of.  There is still much work to do but our staff is committed to excellence and will continue to improve our instructional outcomes."

Mayfield Middle School also attained a “green” performance rating. MMS Principal Antonio Sherrill noted that “despite challenges, we have moved from being TSI in two subcategories to achieving significant improvements across the board.”

While the school saw scores improve in every category, the most significant improvements were in science, social studies and on-demand writing as well as English learner progress. Sherrill said the green designation is “a testament to the dedication of our exceptional staff, the hard work of our students, and the unwavering support of our parents.”  

Mayfield Elementary earned the rating of high or very high in all 4 of the assessment indicators on the Kentucky Summative Assessment with reading and math index scores that exceeded the state index scores for 2022-2023. The science index score of 71.8 exceeded the state science index score of 61.0.  The MES science novice rate was only 7%, which is significantly less than the state novice rate of 16%.   MES also earned the highest possible rating of blue on the "Progress on English Language Proficiency" indicator.    

Heather Dublin, Mayfield Elementary School Principal, said, "We are very proud of our students' and teachers' accomplishments at Mayfield Elementary School. We will continue to strive for academic growth and meeting the needs of all students will remain our top priority."                    

“We are very pleased with the scores,” said Reed.  “Our focus will always be the whole child, and state assessments are a portion of that.”