Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. Not to be confused with student report cards, these Report Cards provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more. The School and District Report Cards were established by statute, KRS 158.6453, and regulation, 703 KAR 5:140. Additionally, the Report Cards must incorporate the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
The purpose of the School Report Card is to keep parents and community members informed about what is going on in each Kentucky school. It is an opportunity for schools to highlight their strengths and explain what they are doing to improve on any weaknesses. This helps open the lines of communication between the school, the homes of its students, and its local community. This document has a significant and beneficial public impact.