Model Fares Well in Statewide Rankings

Published on October 06, 2017

Model Laboratory School landed in the top 10 in four categories in the 2016-17 statewide scores released recently by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Model Laboratory High School ranked first in the state among top performing high schools in math, and Model Laboratory Middle School ranked second in the state among the top performing middle schools in social studies.

Also, the middle school ranked fifth statewide top performing middle schools in reading, and Model Laboratory Elementary School tied for ninth in the state among top performing elementary schools in social studies.

In the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress, all levels at Model easily exceeded the state average in the percentage of students rated either proficient or distinguished in reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing.

“We’re excited to see the scores and celebrate this success with our teachers and students,” said Dr. Eric Parker, executive director of Model Laboratory School. “(The scores) are evidence of the great work of our great teachers and the outstanding students we have at Model, and we all look forward to continuing to build on this trend of academic excellence at every level and in every area.”

Model has 725 students in grades N-12. Laura Dedic serves as director of the secondary level and Carrie Ballinger of the elementary level (N-5).

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Established more than a century ago on the Eastern campus, Model Laboratory School also provides field experiences for EKU students as it demonstrates evidence-based strategies. It is the Commonwealth’s only remaining laboratory school.