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Bullitt Central named one of state's top high schools

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bullitt Central High School is one of the best high schools in Kentucky according to U.S. News and World Report.

According to a new release from Bullitt Central High School, the national magazine bestowed a Bronze Award upon Bullitt Central for the following 2015 academic indicators:

College Readiness Index - 9.1
Algebra Proficiency - 2.3
English proficiency - 2.3

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Kentucky assesses high school students with end-of-course exams in English II, algebra II, biology and U.S. history. High school graduation requirements in Kentucky call for a minimum of 22 credits earned, including the completion of a course on the history and appreciation of visual and performing arts.

Among the 2015 U.S. News Best High Schools in Kentucky, there are four gold medal schools, 29 silver medal schools and 54 bronze medal schools.

Interim Principal Andrew Pohlman praised the staff after the award was received. "The administrative team at Bullitt Central is very excited for our school to receive this recognition," he said. "We are proud of the efforts of our entire school community including leadership from the Board of Education. Our teachers and students have really bought into the vision that we can be leaders in academic achievement and we plan to continue the momentum."

Former Bullitt Central Principal Christy Coulter spent many years assembling a staff that dedicates their careers to the education of students. “Bullitt Central continues to move forward academically for the students and families of Bullitt County,” she said. “Hard working teachers, improved middle and elementary feeder schools, and committed parents contribute to the school's continued improvements.”

Click here to read more about Bullitt Central's honor

Bullitt County Public Schools has over 13,200 students in grades preschool through 12. There are 25 school facilities, a certified staff of over 900 and a classified staff of over 800 working to make the district the leader in educational excellence.

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