CORBIN, Ky (WYMT) - US News and World Report ranks schools across the country based on things like state test scores and student to teacher ratios. This year, Corbin High School came out close to the top. CHS ranked 12th in the commonwealth.
in Steve Jewell's Anatomy and Physiology class, Thursday was dissection day. Jewell said the day's lesson is about so much more than making sure kids can pass a test.
"I see so many kids go to college and they do not know, or even have a plan or an idea of, what they are doing," said Jewell.
College and Career Readiness is a category schools are judged on nowadays. In other words, high schools are evaluated based on how well they prepare students for life after graduation.
At Corbin High School, they received high marks for preparing their students for wherever life takes them next.
"We dissect large animals whether it is cats or pigs, just different things. If they cannot handle those things, and they have an aspiration of going into a health career or certain things, then they can make some logical decisions before they get to colleges," said Jewell.
Assistant Principal Nicole Brock said it is that approach that puts their students on the path to success.
"When people walk through the building and say 'Why is your culture different', it is because no matter what their socioeconomic background is we have that same expectation," said Brock.
In addition to preparing students for college, the high school also performed well on state tests. Brock said she knows that means the Redhounds represent their region proudly.
"When they say that they have graduated with a Corbin High School diploma that that removes that stereotype. People know what Corbin is, but they are the same student. They are southeastern Kentucky," said Brock.
Corbin High School is not the only one in our region getting recognition for their achievements. Southwestern High School in Somerset ranked 20th on that same list.