Hopkins County school takes "pride" in new test scores

MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) - Pride Elementary students in Madisonville are beaming with pride.

The school is one of the top 10 in Kentucky showing the biggest gains in the latest round of educational progress tests, or K-PREP.

The 2014 results were released last week. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the test results showed improvements overall across the state.

Pride Elementary made a more than 23% gain. School principal Kristy Saint credited several new initiatives for her school's success. Saint told 14 News about a new partnership with Madisonville Community College targeting minority students. She said teachers are also providing extended school for students needing extra help in reading and math.

An Owensboro school showed one of the biggest drops in scores. Newton Parrish Elementary had a more than 9% decrease in scores.

Click here to see how your school scored on this latest round of K-PREP tests.

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