LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --- Local school districts have released student test results from the 2015-15 school year.

JCPS fell short of the state average in nearly every subject, at every grade level.  Nearly half of JCPS students are not performing on grade level in reading and math. The achievement gap also widened.

However, the district improved in three of five scoring categories compared to last year. The district's graduation rate also hit 80% for the first time.

Bullitt County Schools

Bullitt County's testing scores leveled-off after four years of gains. The district fell two tenths shy of the state's expectation with an overall score of 69.6.

Three Bullitt County middle schools made progress; Bullitt Lick, Zoneton and Hebron middle schools scored proficient for the first time.

Elementary schools in the district struggled. Six schools fell into the "needs improvement" category. Freedom Elementary was an exception, becoming a School of Distinction this year.

Hardin County Schools

All three high schools in Hardin County earned top honors. Those "distinguished" scores helped the district keep a proficient rating in the latest round of unbridled learning results. 

While the school system met the state's overall expectations, leaders say writing needs work. Only 26% of Hardin County elementary school students tested on grade level in that subject 

Hardin County's overall score was 67.5, up about a half a point from 2015.

Shelby County Schools

Seven of ten Shelby County Schools need improvement, according to the state. The district lost its proficient rating with this year's results. Leaders blame the downfall on a change in scoring procedures. 

Shelby County has two distinguished schools: Martha Layne Collins High School and Heritage Elementary scored among the best in the state. 

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