LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Kentucky’s annual school report card for the 2022-2023 school year was released Tuesday night, and Fayette County School leaders said there are positives in this year’s edition.

“You cannot compare last year’s colors with this year’s colors,” Superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins said.

Despite a changing measuring stick, Liggins said there are success stories from last spring’s testing.

“We do have more schools earning yellow, green, and blue, which is the medium-high and very high achievement levels,” he said.

Liggins said these scores are one way for the community to gauge how successfully schools are serving students, allowing them to identify growth or highlight areas of improvement. This year’s results show significant improvement in both reading and math for Fayette County’s elementary students.


He said the number of Fayette County schools requiring federal help has dropped by 40 percent from last year.

“We celebrate the progress, but we do remain steadfast that there’s still things we need to do to ensure that every student has the support and resources they need in order to succeed,” Liggins said. “Our team will continue to work tirelessly to nurture the unique and limitless potential of each of our children, regardless of the code, their race or ethnicity, their language, or their family income.”