Oldham County Schools
Oldham County Schools
About our District: The Oldham County School District is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Louisville and serves over 12,000 students. While Kentucky schools have gone through numerous transitional phases in curriculum and assessment and are embarking on an entirely new accountability system, Oldham County Schools continues to rank among the highest-performing school districts on various academic achievement and college readiness assessments. For the past two years, Oldham County Schools has ranked in the 98th percentile on the state assessment. In addition, each school in the district maintains the highest possible accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), designating OCS as an award-winning school district both on the state and national levels. These exceptional scores would not be possible were it not for the vision and hard work of every individual working within the school system and through parent/community partnerships. From the outstanding leadership provided by our locally-elected school board to the high expectations set by our parents and community members, Oldham County Schools continually strives for excellence. We are fortunate to have highly-skilled teachers providing top notch instruction in the classroom, as well as strong leadership from the administrative staff at the school and district levels. We also recognize the importance of having a superb support staff in place, including those working in transportation, maintenance, food service, finance, technology, personnel, and health. Despite the wonderful opportunity Oldham County Schools has provided, this level of success could not be achieved without the determination of our students who come to school each and every day, ready to learn and ready to work hard. Student enrollment has grown 15 percent in the past 10 years and is twice what it was 30 years ago, bringing the current number of students to approximately 12,000 in preschool through grade 12. The district consists of a preschool, nine elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, an alternative school, a career center and a center for the arts and community education. We are a continually improving district and are focused on ensuring the learning of each of our students.
Mission & Vision All Oldham County students supported by family, community, and schools participate in relevant engaging, quality learning tasks, in safe, well designed schools, guided by highly-skilled teachers and visionary leaders. Graduates pursue a life of continuous learning, contribute to their community, participate thoughtfully in the American democracy, and compete successfully in the local, national and international economy. Media and Technology Skills Society in the 21st Century is saturated with an abundance of information. Graduates of Oldham County Schools will be prepared to utilize vital information through a variety of media and technology tools in the workplace and at home. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving To compete in a global economy, graduates of Oldham County Schools will possess thinking skills and problem solving strategies that equip them to excel as workers and maneuver through life’s challenges. Communication Skills Graduates of Oldham County Schools will possess reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that enable them to be successful in a complex and competitive society. Creativity and Innovation Graduates of Oldham County Schools will be successful in the conceptual age because they will have experienced many opportunities to use their knowledge in ways that allow them to discover, design, and invent concepts and products. Leadership Graduates of Oldham County Schools will have experienced ongoing opportunities to grow as leaders who are capable of serving at various levels in society. DISTRICT, SCHOOL, AND CLASSROOM COMMITMENTS Teachers in every Oldham County classroom provide an instructional program based on the five essential areas listed below: Rigorous Curriculum (What do students need to learn?) Student Engagement in Learning (How will we engage them so they learn best?) Continuous Assessment (How will we know when they have learned?) Intervention (What will we do when they have not learned?) Enrichment and Acceleration (What will we do when they have already learned?) Rigorous Curriculum (What do students need to learn?) More than 300 teachers have worked at the district level in subject area or grade level teams to create curriculum that is aligned with state and national standards for implementation in each Oldham County classroom. Student Engagement in Learning (How will we engage them so they learn best?) Oldham County teachers, with the help of literacy coaches at each school, are working with their Professional Learning Community colleagues to engage students daily with research based instructional strategies. Teachers and staff at each Oldham County school have established a student-centered culture which is safe and responsive to the holistic needs of our students. Assessment (How will we know when each student has learned?) Teachers use powerful formative assessment strategies to measure the learning of each student daily at the classroom level. The learning of our students is assessed and compared to the learning of students throughout Kentucky each year on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT). The learning of our students is also assessed and compared to the learning of students throughout our nation on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (grades 1-7), the EXPLORE (8th grade), the PSAT (9th grade), the PLAN (10th grade), and the ACT (11th grade). Intervention (How will we respond when a student experiences difficulty in learning?) If any of the above assessments show that a student is experiencing difficulty in learning, teachers and school support staff intervene immediately using an intervention plan that consists of additional time and support for students. Enrichment and Acceleration (How will we respond when a student clearly has mastery of the learning standards?) To ensure continuous progress, teachers and school staff will provide learning activities to enrich material and accelerate students when a student demonstrates mastery of content.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Non-discrimination Policy The Oldham County Board of Education does not discriminate in the recruitment or employment of personnel or in the educational opportunity for students on the basis of age, sex, color, national origin, race, religion or disabilities, marital or parental status or veteran status except as otherwise authorized or required by “The Civil Rights Act (Titles VI, VII and IX of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, the equal pay Act of 1973, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act.)” Published materials such as the non-discrimination policy statement are available in different formats, i.e., Braille, audio, large print, readers and interpreters. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the U. S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. or to the appropriate local coordinator: Title I, II and III: Leslie Robertson Oldham County Board of Education 6165 West Hwy. 146 Crestwood, KY 40014-9531 Phone (502) 241-3500 Title IX, Title VI, VII and American Disabilities Act (ADA): Anne Coorssen Oldham County Board of Education 6165 West Hwy. 146 Crestwood, KY, 40014-9531 Phone (502) 241-3500 Section 504: Melissa Abernathy Oldham County Board of Education Administrative Annex 1900 Button Lane La Grange, KY 40031-8725 Phone (502) 241-3737 Vocational Programs: Brent Deaves Oldham County Board of Education 6165 West Hwy. 146 Crestwood, KY, 40014-9531 Phone (502) 241-3500