to the 2015-2016 school year!
"Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as
the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in."
On behalf of
Harrison County Schools, I would like to welcome everyone to the 2015-2016
school year. The start of a new school calendar is yet another opportunity
to witness how everyone comes together and works so diligently to support
the education of our children here in Harrison County. I applaud the
efforts of our students, staff, parents and community partners as we work
together tofocus on improving student learning in this district.
That focus has
produced a 91.0% four-year graduation rate (the state average is 87.5%).
Our average ACT composite score has increased from 19.1 to 19.4 (the state
average is 19.4). The class of 2015 earned over $800,000 in scholarships
and KEES (Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships) money. As a
district, Harrison County earned a Proficient rating from our latest KPREP
scores. Great things are occurring in Harrison County Schools!
will be provided to every student in all four elementary schools and
Harrison County Middle School. Our board of education recognizes the
burden to families and hopes this helps to ease that burden. In keeping
with that, new to our district this year is free breakfast and lunch for
all preschool and elementary students.
Please know our
staff in this district will continue to work hard for the children of
Harrison County. We are striving to be a top district in this state. With
the continued support of all our stakeholders, I know we will reach our
invite you to visit our schools and see the wonderful things that are
happening there. Our district employees go above and beyond to ensure the
children of Harrison County have an appealing, clean, and safe environment
for learning. We want you to share in our students' achievements
throughout this school year. Our entire team - teachers, support staff,
and administration - is excited for the educational opportunities that
await our students this year!
As we embrace a
new school year, there is excitement about the potential it holds. I am
honored to be a part of the educational endeavors in Harrison County
Schools. It is my privilege to work with such a great group of people who
continually strive toward being a "Model of Opportunity" for every student
in this district!
Please feel free to contact my office 859-234-7110,
e-mail, or by mail
at 308 Webster Avenue, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031.
Mr. Andy Dotson,
Harrison County Schools