Trimble County Schools

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Address: 116 Wentworth Avenue Bedford, Kentucky 40006
Phone Number: (502) 255-3201
Fax Number: (502)255-5105
Superintendent: Steve Miracle

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Member Schools: Milton Elementary, Bedford Elementary, Trimble County Middle School, Trimble County High School
Board of Directors: Jodi Ginn, Chair Person, Kim Temple---Vice Chair, Kerry Callis, William Robertson, Tony Walker
Mission Statement:

Our Mission:
It’s About Every Student, Every Day… No Excuses

Accreditation and Recognition: Working on AdvancED Accreditation
District Characteristics: Trimble County is located in northern Kentucky with the Ohio River forming the northern and western borders while Carroll, Henry, and Oldham counties form the eastern and southern borders. Trimble County has a population of approximately 8,800 residents with a school- age population of nearly 1585 or 16%. While the county's population has not shown a significant population decrease over the last three years, the school enrollment is experiencing a significant decrease. This decline is attributed to the completion of a multi-year construction project at the Trimble County Louisville, Gas, and Electric (LG&E) Plant and the lack of employment opportunities in the community due to limited industrial employers in our immediate area. The Trimble County Board of Education is the largest employer in the county with the remainder of the county's workforce dependent upon employment through agriculture, small business retailers, or jobs outside the county for their main source of income. During this time of local job scarcity, families have relocated nearer their places of employment or moved closer to extended family for additional support. Although these trends have resulted in student population decline, the demographic make-up has remained relatively unchanged and reflects the demographics of the general population with 96.1% white, 2% Hispanic, and a combined 1.9% African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and two or more races. Trimble County Public Schools has an enrollment of approximately 1184 students in four schools: two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The elementary schools are located in the two main communities within the county--one in Bedford and one in Milton. Both Bedford Elementary and Milton Elementary are feeder schools for Trimble County Middle School located in Bedford. Multiple programs are offered in all schools during the school day to meet the specific needs of students. The English Language Learners comprise 0.6% of the student population, Gifted and Talented comprises 18.6% of the student population, Migrant comprises 0.3%, and Special Education students comprise 10.7% of our school population. At this time, 100% of the certified staff district-wide are highly qualified as defined by NCLB, and demographics show the certified staff as 100% white of which 84.5% are female and 15.5% are male. Approximately 17.9% of our teachers hold Rank 1 or Specialist degrees, 54.7% hold Master's degrees, and 13.7% hold Bachelor's degrees. The average number of years of teaching experience is 12. Trimble County Schools are dedicated to providing quality education and to developing leadership qualities in all students. We are a small, rural county, and are fortunate to possess a strong sense of community and support for our programs. We are proud to be called the Home of the Raiders and to serve the youth of this community. The purpose of Trimble County Public Schools is to provide every student in our district with the best educational experience through its academic and support services ensuring college and career readiness.
School Municipalities: Bedford, Ky. and Milton Ky.
History:

Trimble County is a county rich in agriculture and history. The county was formed in 1836 from the counties of Gallatin, Henry and Oldham. It was named for Judge Robert Trimble, a native of Virginia who came to Kentucky at the age of three. He studied law and served in the legislature before becoming a member of the United States Supreme County

Trimble County was established by an act of the Kentucky General Assembly in December 1836. They county's government was formally organized on March 27 1837. Legal functioning of the county government did not begin until the first day of April in that same year.

Except for a lively river trade, Trimble County was virtually isolated until 1927, when construction of state highways opened and community to travel and freight line services.

According to Collins History of Kentucky, Trimble County was the 86th county formed in Kentucky. He says the valleys on the Ohio where Trimble County was established are unsurpassed in fertility and the uplands though hilly and broken are quite productive. Exports in the county are tobacco, corn, wheat, and cattle.
- (Written by Darren Pike Trimble Banner Editor)

Trimble County is also host to a LG&E electric generating facility. Other industry includes hosting an Industrial Landfill know as Valley View. Trimble County Public Schools has been in existence since 1912.

Notable Alumni:

Jack Tingle was the first player from Trimble County, Kentucky to go to the University of Kentucky on a scholarship for basketball. He was one of only seven UK players to make the all SEC team four years in a row. After graduation, he played two seasons in the NBA for the Washington Capitols and Minneapolis Lakers, winning an NBA championship with the Lakers in 1949. After his NBA stint he coached basketball at Hiseville High School and was an engraver for the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper.

Other Facilities: Board of Education Administrative Office, Maintenance Building, Bus Garage
Athletics: Football, Basketball (boys and girls), volleyball, baseball, softball, cheerleading, Archery, Track and Cross Country All at both the middle and high school level)
Consolidation: We consolidated out Middle and High Schools in the fall of 2016. 7th and 8th graders are now in the high school building while 6th graders are split between the two elementary Schools.
Curriculum:

We are continuing to adapt our curriculum to the needs of 21st Century Learners. In the past year we have made it possible for middle school students to leave the 8th grade with possibility of completing three high school credits. (Helath/P,E, Spanish I, Algebra I) We are currently in the process of adding another opportunity for high school credit to our middle school students. (Arts and Humanities) We currently offer Career pathways in Business, Engineering, and Agriculture and hope to add Health Care and Education for the 2017-2018 school year. 7th and 8th graders will have access to Summit online platform of personalized learning, spending 305 of their time with online course work and 70% of their time working on real world problem based projects within those courses. Our middle and high school schedule for the 2017-2018 school year will allow students to accelerate their courses and will have more opportunities for Dual Credit courses prior to graduation or have the opportunity to graduate early.

Trimble County is one of five districts partnered in the ILEAD Academy in Carrollton Kentucky. ILEAD is a math, science advanced program allowing open to freshman who upon graduation will have an associates degree or a career certification.

Belief Statements:

Our Belief Statements:

This We believe….
•A student’s success is the responsibility of students, teachers, parents, and community.
•Students become contributing members of society by maximizing their personal potential.
•Our focus for all students will be thinking and learning in reading, writing, and math. (literacy and numeracy)
•Every student needs a safe, nurturing environment to achieve at high levels.
•Data drives our decision-making.
•Instructional time is valued and protected.
•Students are partners in their learning.
•Parent involvement is essential to students’ success.
•Communication is critical between the school and home.
•All students learn differently.

Demographics:

According to the census of 2010, there were 8,809 people and 3,512 households from 2009 to 2013. The population density was 55 per square mile (21/km2). There were 3,437 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (8.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.1% White, 1.9% combined Black or African American, Native American, Asian, other races, and from two or more races. 2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

Families who live in Trimble County face serious issues including poverty and low educational attainment. According to current Rural Low Income Schools (RLIS) data, 17.2% of families in Trimble County live below the poverty line and approximately 62% of our elementary school students qualify for free/reduced lunch status. 16.4 % of our families do not have medical insurance, and our unemployment rate is 8.2%. Work ready community data shows 15.5% of working age population in our county has less than a high school diploma or equivalent, and 43.1% have only a high school diploma or equivalent. Only 16% of the adults in our community hold a Bachelor's Degree or higher; well below the state average of 22%.

Organization Goals: Achieve Student Excellence, Achieve Workforce Excellence, Achieve Community Support Excellence
Scholastic Perfomance: The Trimble County School District was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing District in the fall of 2016. Trimble County High School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school in the fall of 2016. Trimble County Middle School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school in the fall of 2016. Milton Elementary School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school as well as a School of Distinction in the fall of 2016. For the past two years Trimble County High School has had four students accepted into the Governor Scholars Program and one National Merit Finalist
Future Development Plans: We are currently working towards securing funding to build a new Middle/High School Center.
Academics: The Trimble County School District was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing District in the fall of 2016. Trimble County High School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school in the fall of 2016. Trimble County Middle School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school in the fall of 2016. Milton Elementary School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school as well as a School of Distinction in the fall of 2016. For the past two years Trimble County High School has had four students accepted into the Governor Scholars Program and one National Merit Finalist
Events:

Apple Festival, Bedford Elementary Fall Festival, Milton Elementary Fish Fry

Failing Schools: None of the school in the Trimble County School District are failing.
Summer Schools: Currently a two week summer school program
Teacher Workshops: Thinking Strategies, Workshop Model, PBL, Blended Learning, Differentiation
Vision Statement: Our Vision: The Trimble County School District will develop graduates who are College and Career Ready.
Delay/Closing Information: We run either closed, 1 hour delay, or two hour delay. Advertised on all local news outlets both television and radio. We also send a phone message out to all parents at the time of the decision.
A.P. Classes: We currently offer some AP classes. We will continue to offer some AP but are focusing on increasing our Dual Credit offerings.
Transportation: We run approximately 25 buses throughout the county daily.
Libraries: Trimble County Public Library, Milton Elementary Library, Bedford Elementary Library, Trimble County Middle School Library, Trimble County High School Library
After School/Extracurricular Programs: Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, boys and girls basketball, band, academic team, drama, Beta Club, KYA/KUNA
Media (TV/Radio) Shows: WHAS 11, WAVE 3, WDRB 41, WLKY 32,
Computer Capabilities:

All of our schools have a combination of computer labs, and chrome books for student use. Our 7th and 8th grade is fully 1:1 with chrome books and the 2017-2018 freshman class will also be 1:1 with chrome books.

Awards and Recognition: The Trimble County School District was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing District in the fall of 2016. Trimble County High School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school in the fall of 2016. Trimble County Middle School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school in the fall of 2016. Milton Elementary School was awarded the status of being a Distinguished, High Performing school as well as a School of Distinction in the fall of 2016. Trimble County Girls Basketball team won both the district and regional championship in 2016 and appeared in the Kentucky Sweet Sixteen Tournament. In 2017 they made it to the final four of the Class A state championship tournament and are set to win the district championship again.
Support Services: Family Resource Youth Center at all schools Truancy Diversion Program Centerstone Counseling Services Home of the Innocents Counseling Services Impact
Juvenile/At-Risk Student Programs: Truancy Diversion Program Fair Team
Notes/School Information:

We are an Innvative District on the Rise!

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