As a condition of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver, the Kentucky Department of Education has identified Priority and Focus schools as referenced in 703 KAR 5:225. Forty schools have been identified through the School Improvement Grant (SIG) process and are now Priority Schools. Approximately 300 Focus schools have been identified based on 2011-2012 school year assessment data.
As we continue to build this page, it will be routinely updated to provide resources and supports for both Priority and Focus schools to ensure their students are proficient and prepared and graduate college/career ready. The Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts is committed to providing support and technical assistance to our Priority and Focus schools and always welcome feedback to improve our systems of support.
Focus School or District, What Does It Mean?
Comprehensive Improvement Planning for Schools and Districts
Advisory Council Memo for Persistently Low Achieving Schools, November 17, 2011
"Priority Work in a Nutshell" Recorded WebEx, April 8, 2013
Key Education Recovery Tools to Use for Addressing Issues/Concerns/Progress
Priority Schools Map
Entrance and Exit Criteria for Focus Districts, September 2013
Entrance and Exit Criteria for Focus Schools, September 2013
Entrance and Exit Criteria for Priority Schools, July 2013