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10
Apr 2012

Oldham County Schools Are One Of The Main Reasons Folks Move Here

If you ask most folks why they decided to move to Oldham County, Kentucky, they will give you two reasons:

  1. The great country atmosphere with larger lots and a sense of community.
  2. Oldham County’s award-winning schools.

Both reasons brought us to Oldham County over 20 years ago.  Our children were doing very well in their former schools, but we noticed a huge and very positive change in them once they settled in to their new schools in Oldham County.  They not only got better grades, but their attitude and enthusiasm for going to school improved as well.

For My Husband and Me, The Reasons Were Obvious

Although Oldham County has seen incredible growth over the years, it is still considered a “small town” when compared to Louisville, located just 20 miles away.  The teachers live near their students.  They go to their church.  They see each other at the local parks and at the grocery store.  In other words – they live where they work and they work where they live.  There is a lot to be said for that.  They care about the very kids their kids play with down the street.

Oldham County Draws Some Of The State’s Best Teachers

The Oldham County Schools’ “Report Card” for the school year 2010-2011 states that there are 114 National Board Certified Teachers, at least one such teacher in each school.  “All district schools maintain the highest accreditation possible by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.”

Schools Of Excellence Awards And Recognitions

Through their hard work, talent, and discipline, literally hundreds of students and staff members from the Oldham County Schools have achieved local, regional, state, and national honors.  Ten schools were recognized last year as National “Blue Ribbon” Schools of Excellence.  That’s an outstanding achievement.

Other keys reasons we see this kind of exceptional ranking year after year:

  • A locally elected school board
  • High expectations and support of parents and our community

Extracurricular Activities Keep Students And Parents Involved

In the elementary grades students can participate in:

 

  • visual/performing arts
  • foreign language
  • special interest clubs
  • student council
  • yearbook
  • various academic teams
  • sports, fitness and cheerleading

In middle and high school, activities include:

  • visual/performing arts

    Football Fever At Oldham County High Schools

  • foreign language
  • special interest clubs
  • student council
  • yearbook
  • various academic teams
  • interscholastic and intramural sports
  • fitness
  • drama
  • cheerleading
  • Beta Club
  • newspaper
  • Kentucky Youth Assembly
  • Kentucky United Nations Assembly
  • National Honor Society

A Place For Every Student

The Oldham County schools offer a place for every student – for the student who is struggling the schools offer intervention programs.  For the students who are ready to progress, there are enrichment and accelaration programs.

Highest Ranking County District In Kentucky

The 2009 CATS (Comprehensive Achievement Test Scores) Combined Index showed a 101 average compared to the state-wide average of 86.

Looking Ahead

The current number of students has more than doubled in recent years (to over 12,000 students in grades preschool to grade 12).  The word is out that Oldham County is a great place to raise a family, and offers such a quality school system.  Regardless of increases in enrollment, the Oldham County schools are dedicated to maintaining this level of excellence.

Want More Information?

Oldham County Board of Education staff are very helpful and would be happy to answer any questions you might have if you’re considering a move to Oldham County.

I know that for this Realtor and Mom, moving to Oldham County was the best thing we ever did.

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