Local middle school students ranked number one on writing proficiency in KY

HICKMAN COUNTY, KY (WPSD) — Some local 8th graders are celebrating their Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress, or K-PREP, test scores.

According to the recently released Kentucky schools report cards, middle school students in Hickman County scored the highest on writing proficiency in the state.

84.4% of students scored writing proficiency, making them number one in Kentucky.

The school had set a goal of getting to 70% writing proficiency, but blew past it. Last year, 56.5% of student scored in writing proficiency.

The high score means the school was also labeled as distinguished in writing.

You can see how all Kentucky schools did by clicking here.

The students were told about being number one in the state on Thursday and you can see their reaction in the video below.