4 hours ago Johnson County named as one of the 2016 Best School Districts in Kentucky
The 2016 Best School Districts in Kentucky were recently named by Niche, and Johnson County Schools topped all bordering counties and districts in this year's rankings. This annual list of the state's top districts is based on a comprehensive set of factors including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, student and parent reviews, ACT/SAT scores, and teacher quality.
Johnson County Schools were ranked 27th out of the 173 districts in Kentucky, earning a grade of A or B in academics, administration/policies, extracurricular activities, health/safety, resources /facilities, sports/fitness, and teachers. Paintsville Independent Schools were ranked 46th in this year’s list of top districts.
Other neighboring districts and their rankings were Floyd County (105th), Lawrence County (115th), Morgan County (136th), and Martin County (149th). Magoffin County was excluded from the rankings due to insufficient data.
Niche was originally founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students to provide reviews and insights about neighborhoods, colleges, and K-12 schools. Over 10,000 school districts were ranked this year by Niche across the nation with many of the statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education.
8 hours ago Internet Outage The Kentucky Department of Education will be conducting a statewide internet connection upgrade starting at 6 PM on December 1st lasting thru December 2nd at 6 AM. During this time all internet traffic into and out of the school district will be down, please see below for a list of affected services.
Affected Services - All Internet Access from School District to World Wide Web - E-Mail Access from School District - Munis Access from School District - VPN Service to School District - Single Sign On for Google Apps both from District and Home - Infinite Campus/Parent Portal Access from Home - District Web Site Access from Home - Other services may be affected during this outage as well, please plan accordingly
2 days ago Early Release 11/24/2015 Johnson County Schools will be releasing early Tuesday November 24th with elementary schools releasing at 1:00pm and both middle school and high school releasing at 1:30pm. 2 weeks ago Special Education Survey
We need your input! The Johnson County School District and the Kentucky Department of Education want to hear from parents regarding how well your child's school is doing to involve you in the special education services provided to your child. Please follow the link below and complete a short survey (11 questions): http://snipurl.com/kyparent
Please note that the survey items are asking about your experiences in your child's previous school year (2014-15). The link will work on your smartphone or other internet-capable device. You are also welcome to come to the school and use one of our computers. Unfortunately, we cannot process paper copies of this survey.
Only one parent per student should complete this survey. However, if you have more than one child with an IEP, please complete a survey for each of your children.
All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you or your child. Results will be analyzed by the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky and used for a report to the U.S. Department of Education. We will also be reviewing the final report to see if we can do more to involve parents in their child's special education program.
The deadline for completing this very important survey is Sunday, November 22, 2015.