One area elementary school is being recognized across the state after a dramatic improvement in their test scores. The state recently released last year's C.A.T.S scores. Southern Elementary of Beaver Dam is the only South Central Kentucky elementary school in the top ten. Also the school has the highest reading and science scores in the state.
Other schools in South Central Kentucky that made a ranking include Bowling Green Independent School Dishman McGinnis. It ranked in the bottom ten in elementary schools. In Warren County, Drakes Creek ranked in the top ten in the middle school category. Overall more than seventy percent of Kentucky's schools improved on their scores.