For the 17th consecutive year, Fayette County Public Schools has won a “What Parents Want Award” from SchoolMatch, an educational research and database service firm that specializes in rating schools. The district has won every year since the award’s inception.
SchoolMatch is a national consulting and research company that collects and manages information about public and private K-12 school systems and schools. To determine the award winners, SchoolMatch compiled information from more than 97,000 parent questionnaires.
According to SchoolMatch, parents are looking for:
Solid academics, competitive test scores and appropriate levels of rigor;
National recognition for excellence;
Competitive teacher salaries;
Above-average instructional expenditures, based on national percentiles;
Above-average expenditures for library/media services, based on national percentiles;
Small class sizes;
High quality secondary instruction.
Across the country, SchoolMatch found that 2,529 of 15,571 districts met the criteria. In Kentucky, 21 of the state’s 174 school systems made the list.
Monday, June 09, 2008
This from the Fayette County Schools:
Our schools have what parents want