Pillar I

Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. Setting kids on the path to success begins with early intervention, and then, through high-quality education, students can graduate high school prepared for college & career. United Way focuses on long-term solutions and addressing opportunity gaps throughout the cradle-to-career pipeline in order to keep kids on track to graduate prepared for success. Education is divided into two focus areas: Childhood Success and Youth Success. Childhood Success focuses on early intervention and topics such as early grade reading and school readiness, while Youth Success deals with middle grades success, high school graduation, and post-secondary success.

Local impact

The Christian County School District's Graduation Rate for 2016-2017 improved to 90.6.  Christian County High School was 93.9. Hopkinsville High School was 94.0. 

The Caldwell County School District's Graduation Rate for the same time was 94.3.

The Todd County School District's Graduation Rate for 2016-2017 improved to 98.5.

In Trigg County, the Graduation Rate for 2016-2017 was 91.5, down from the previous year by 1.3. 

These numbers are based on the "four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate,' defined as the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who entered high school four years earlier adjusting for transfers in and out, émigrés and deceased students.

the fight

The United Way of the Pennyrile continues to partner with agencies impacting students to ensure they have security and safety as they pursue an education. We are working with agencies to provide students with tutoring, skills, and tools to fight for their future.