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27678 U.S. Hwy 119 North
P.O Box 160
Belfry,, KY 41514
Principal:
MARK GANNON
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-237-3900
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19471 Lick Mountain Road
#1 Warrior Path
Lick Creek, KY 41540
Principal:
KEVIN JUSTICE
Vice Principal:
MELINDA POTTER
Important Numbers:
Administration
(606) 835-2811
Fax
(606) 835-2899
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5279 North Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
Principal:
HAROLD WALLACE
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-433-0181
Fax
606-433-0626
School Hours
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8:00 AM
Dismissal Time:
3:00 PM
 
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11580 Hwy 632 Phelps
PO Box 925
Phelps,, KY 41553
Principal:
MIKE HAMILTON
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-456-3482
Administration
606-456-7953
Fax
606-456-8988

Our Mission:

The mission of Phelps High School is to provide our students with the educational and learning experiences they need to be successful in life. We plan to achieve this through visionary leadership, sound fiscal management, high expectations, and individualized instruction in a safe, orderly, and positive school climate.

The faculty and staff of Phelps High School are excited about the positive changes taking place at PHS. We believe that "Together WE Can Be...Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders" with everyone taking responsibility for successful achievement.

Our Vision:

A caring, positive, and successful environment exists among the staff and student body of Phelps High School. With all stakeholders working together we will continue to be "Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders."

 

About The School  

 

From the Beginning . . .

Phelps High School is a small, geographically isolated school located in the remote easternmost part of Pike County, KY, in the coal fields of the Appalachian Mountains. 

THE PAST . . .

Formal education in the Peter Creek and Phelps area began with a one-room elementary school.  The earliest school in the immediate area was conducted in the Old Free School House located near the road in front of the present Presbyterian Church. This building, housing grades 1-8, was destroyed by fire in the early 1900's.

In 1904, the Matthew T. Scott Jr. Academy and Industrial School, under the direction of Reverend Alfred Erickson, a Princeton graduate, opened for classes.  This school, which was composed of three buildngs - a domestic science building, a dormitory and a classroom building for academic purposes - was located on the hillside in Phelps where the Dollar General Store is now located.  Although it was a boarding school, students from the community also attended.  The first graduating class in 1916 was composed ot two students. 

On April 6, 1929, a petition was enacted by the Pike County Board of Education establishing a high school at Phelps to be known as Wolford High School.

The first Phelps High School, a brick structure, was located on the campus of the former Phelps Elementary School near the hillside.  It was constructed by the Pike County Board of Education in 1932 and was destroyed by fire in 1954.  Classes were conducted in small wooden buildings until the new high school, which housed Phelps Elementary School from 1986 until 2013, was completed in 1956.

Groundbreaking for the current Phelps High School was done on Nov. 11, 1983 with Open House for the new building held on August 17, 1986.  The McCoy Athletic Center, which houses the gymnasium, was completed in 1976 and donated to the community by Joseph and Leonard McCoy (hometown coal operators and philanthropists).

A football field was a part of the McCoy Athletic Center until 2011 when preparation for the new Phelps Elementary School began.  PES was opened in the 2013-14 school year with the students from Majestic-Knox Creek Elementary School joining them in 2014-15 after their school was closed due to maintainence issues.

Unfortunately, the Class of 2015 will be known as the first group of seniors to graduate without ever playing a football, baseball or softball game on a home field.  The process of building a sports complex to house those fields on the site of the old elemetary school has been a long, slow process with actual demolition of the buildings on that site not taking place until late October.  We can now see progress and hope that everything proceeds smoothly going forward so our students can regain a 'home-field advantage' in the near future!   

THE PRESENT . . .

The majority of the students who attend PHS live in the hollows created by the beautiful Appalachian mountains.  Students living in the outermost part of the PHS service area travel in excess of 20 miles, one way, to attend school.  On the narrow two-laned state highway, heavy with coal-truck traffic, the bus trip usually takes 45 minutes.  This isolation creates many of the barriers that our students face.

While the geographic isolation creates unique obstacles for the students, PHS works diligently to find ways to address them.  Various programs are in place to help the students overcome the educational obstacles they encounter on a daily basis. 

The 2014-15 student population is comprised of 311 students (beginning of November).

Total population by gender:

Grade 7 - 33 males; 29 females (62 total)

Grade 8 - 14 males; 25 felmales (39 total)

Grade 9 - 27 males; 32 females (59 total)

Grade 10 - 28 males; 31 females (59 total)

Grade 11 - 22 males; 20 females (42 total)

Grade 12 - 30 males; 20 females (50 total)

Total Males - 153 / Total Females - 158

Total school population = 311 (down 22 students from the 2013-14 school year)

Ethnicity Breakdown:

White - 307     Black - 2 females/1 male     2 or more races - 1 male (1.29% total other races)

 

Phelps Elementary School is the only feeder school and is located on the same campus as Phelps High School.

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100 Winners Circle Drive
Pikeville, KY 41501
Principal:
STEVEN TAYLOR
Vice Principal:
ERIC RATLIFF
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-432-4352
Fax
606-432-7733

Pike Central Mission Statement:

High expectations will Achieve World class Knowledge and Success

 

 

About The School  

Pike County Central High School

 

 

"Soaring to Great Heights" 

Pike County Central High School, located approximately five miles northeast of the city of Pikeville, has a current enrollment of 704 students. The extensive campus consists of a main building that contains 47 modern and technologically equipped classrooms, four computer labs, a library, and a large gymnasium capable of accommodating numerous attendees. Adjacent to the main building is our athletic complex, which includes a field house, football field, baseball/softball field, and track. This centrally located educational facility is fully accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Its mission, a commitment to provide students with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful on a local and global scale, is aptly reflected in the school vision statement,

 "Every Student, Every Class, Every Day." 

Our school takes great pride in our academic achievements during prior years and in the consistent, significant improvements that we experience annually due to a relevant curriculum, a success-oriented faculty, and the institution of innovative programs, such as CSI and Read 180. The average school ACT score is currently a 17.8 and this years’ ACT goal is to achieve an 18. Although all students seeking excellent educational opportunities are welcome, the majority of Pike Central students are from three area elementary/middle feeder schools…Johns Creek Elementary, Kimper Elementary, and Mullins Elementary. Overall, the school population is predominately Caucasian, although we do have a range of ethnically diverse students that is increasing yearly. Because our area is socio-economically disadvantaged, the percentage of students on free/reduced lunch is well over 50%. Other significant percentages include the percentage of students with disabilities, which is 14%, our attendance rate of 94.05%, our retention rate of less than 3%, a dropout rate of less than 2%, our graduation rate of 89.77%, and the percentage of students that successfully transition to adult levels, which is 99%. Our school works in close conjunction with North Point Academy for students that are at risk for not graduating on time. Also on campus is our Family Resource Center for servicing those economically disadvantaged students that require supplemental materials or personal items.

On campus there are currently three administrators, two guidance counselors, one school librarian, and a certified staff of 41 educators who are wholly committed to mentoring and guiding all of our students towards social maturity and intellectual excellence, as well as ensuring a successful transition from high school to the world community. Sixty-eight percent of the teachers that work at Pike Central have a Masters Degree or greater and the average years of teaching experience is currently 14. There are no teachers employed with emergency or provisional certification and 100% of the classes at Pike Central are taught by a highly qualified teacher that possesses a major, a minor, or an equivalent degree in the subjects being taught. Pike Central's student-to-teacher ratio is 20:6. Pike Central is a true professional learning community with a variety of component teams and committees in place, such as our schools based decision making committee, our instructional leadership team, CSI team, PLC overview committee, writing team, special needs action committee, safe schools committee, faculty culture committee, program review team, CASL committee, writing team, and chemical hygiene team.

Pike Central offers a rigorous curriculum that includes five Advanced Placement classes, and, through a partnership with Morehead State University, the University of Pikeville and the Big Sandy Technical and Community Colleges, students may enroll in college courses and receive college credit while attending high school. Students wishing to participate can receive MNA State Certification from the school's on-site Health Science Satellite Program, which is a component of the Belfry Area Technology Center. In addition, students in good standing can also elect to attend the Belfry Area Technology Center and earn training for future certification in technical and vocational fields. On campus, technology is embedded into daily classroom instruction through various modalities, with the continued procurement and effective usage of cutting-edge technology a primary goal of our school.

Pike Central students have excelled to the state level in various competitions, winning 1st and 2nd places in History, JAG, Chorus, Journalism, and FBLA. There are 38 clubs and organizations that provide students an opportunity to participate in several service learning projects. During the 2011-2012 school year there were four Pike Central Governor's Scholars chosen, and 1 student was selected for the highly prestigious Governors School for the Arts.

Because student safety is paramount, Pike Central has instituted a number of effective strategies to ensure that our campus is a "safe" zone for students to learn and thrive. All staff members are assigned designated areas before, during, and after school to supervise student activities and potential risk factors. A broad array of security cameras are located inside and outside the school to help monitor all activities twenty-four hours a day, and new camera systems are being integrated as quickly as funding allows. All exterior doors are secured during school hours; the only entrance is a Maglock door at the school's front entrance that requires visitors to identify themselves before being granted admittance into the building, where they must sign in and receive a visitor’s pass. All personnel are required to wear identity badges, 100% of the classrooms are equipped with an outside phone lines, and the office is in contact with the district and parents via the "School Messenger" telephone system. The parking lot is gated, locked, and monitored during the morning and evening by faculty and administration. The only vehicles allowed on our campus (except for visitors) must have a current parking permit affixed to the rear view mirror for identification purposes. Eligible students are randomly drug tested in accordance with board policy and federal law, and the staff receives annual training and updates on drug use awareness provided as a public service from the Kentucky State Police.

Pike County Central High School, home of the Hawks, has traditionally been and will consistently strive to be the academic leader among high schools in Pike County. Its various stakeholders are irrevocably committed to ensuring that its students are intellectually and academically prepared to continue their education at institutions of higher learning so that they may compete nationally and globally. The school's overall guide, its Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, was created and adopted to serve as a blueprint for further improvement, addressing areas such as student achievement and culture, both necessary components of continued success. With our “can-do” attitude, Pike Central will succeed in "Soaring to Great Heights."

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125 Douglas Park
Pikeville, KY 41501
Principal:
GREGORY NAPIER
Vice Principal:
MICHAEL TACKETT
Important Numbers:
Administration
606.639.0033
Fax
606.639.2074
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25259 US Highway 119N
Belfry, KY 41501
Principal:
JEREMY HOWARD
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-353-9688
Administration
606-353-9673
Fax
606-353-9327
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5724 East Shelbiana Hwy
Pikeville, KY 41501
Principal:
MICHAEL POTTER
Asst. Principal:
MISTY RIDDLE
Important Numbers:
Administration
(606)432-3380 (3-8 ca
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(606) 437-7169 (K-2 c
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163 Douglas Parkway
Pikeville, KY 41501
Principal:
Johnnie Alvin
Asst. Principal:
ROBERT KISER
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-639-4392

About Our School

Valley Elementary School is the largest school in Pike County serving just under 1000 students. We are located 10 miles south of the city of Pikeville on Highway 23. For many years, the former schools that made up Valley Elementary had been high performing schools, and now that we, staff and students, are in our new building, it is our earnest desire to continue that tradition. Valley Elementary has over 50 certified staff members and over 60 classified members. Valley, having gone through a major transition over the last three years, has shown notable improvement. Our middle school has gone from a school of need in 2010 to one of the top middle schools in the region. Our elementary school currently ranks at the top among the 15 elementary schools in Pike County. Overall, Valley Elementary ranks in the 98th percentile among all schools in the state of Kentucky.

Valley Vision Statement

Valley Elementary School will create an environment that will develop life-long learners enabling them to become productive members of society.

Valley Mission Statement

Our mission involves bridging the gap between teachers and students in hopes of creating an environment of respect and caring on both an instructional and a personal level.

Valley Elementary School Motto

"New School, New Future"

 

Valley Elementary School will be The Standard of Success when:

Students are. . .

  • Attentive in Class
  • Attending School Every Day
  • Actively Participating in Class
  • Well Behaved
  • Respectful of Themselves and Others
  • Participating in School Activities
  • Doing Their BEST

Administrators are. . .

  • Being a friend
  • Caring about and listening to students' point of view
  • Recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement and accomplishments
  • Working to create fair rules that everyone can follow
  • Doing His BEST

Teachers are. . .

  • Creating a fun and safe learning environment
  • Preparing students for life, not a test
  • Treating all students with respect
  • Attending School Every Day
  • Prepared with a Fun and Exciting Learning Activity Every Day
  • Doing Their BEST

Parents are. . .

  • Informed about school
  • Working with teachers and administrators
  • Actively involved with the school
  • Showing school spirit
  • Disciplining as needed
  • Making sure students are on time and prepared
  • Doing Their BEST
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17275 East Big Creek Road
Sidney, KY 41564
Principal:
AMY SWINEY
Important Numbers:
Administration
(606) 353-7078
Fax
(606) 353-0884
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217 Dorton-Jenkins Highway
Dorton, KY 41520
Principal:
Thomas Pinion
Important Numbers:
Administration
606 639-6521

Mission Statement  

 

Commitment

Academic Excellence

Teamwork

Success for All!

 

  About The School  

School Enrollment

 

Dorton Elementary is a K-8 school located in Pike County, Kentucky.  294 students are currently enrolled in the school.


About Our School

 

Our school is located approximately twenty miles south of our county seed, Pikeville.  Dorton School encompasses grades K-8.  Additionally, one head start unit is located within our school.  Based on the 2015-16 K-PREP state testing, Dorton Elementary received the rating of a Distinguished school also earning the title of School of Distinction in both elementary and middle school.    Upon graduation, our students attend Shelby Valley High School.  Our mission is for each student to leave here college or career ready.  Most of our students are at least third or fourth generation residents of the area, making us a traditionally close-knit school.  The residents of the area have diversified employment, the bulk of which depends upon the coal industry.  We are proud to be the heart of the Dorton Community.


Vision Statement

 

"College and Career Readiness: It All Starts Here!"

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180 Cougar Drive
Elkhorn City, KY 41522
Principal:
FRANKLIN LOCKHART
Asst. Principal:
DARLENE PRATER
Important Numbers:
Administration
(606) 754-4542
Fax
(606) 754-7436
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221 Feds Creek Road
Feds Creek, KY 41524
Principal:
DARIN STILTNER
Important Numbers:
Main Office
606-835-4757
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8302 Meta Highway
Pikeville, KY 41501
Principal:
CHADWICK THOMPSON
Asst. Principal:
SUSAN PATTON
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-631-1097
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8151 State Hwy. 194 E.
Kimper, KY 41539
Principal:
DAVID GRIFFITH
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-631-9197
Main Office
606-631-1509

Mission Statement:

   

 

 Kimper Elementary has the following vision: "Everyone Successful Everyday".  It is our mission at Kimper Elementary to educate the whole child and provide an environment where every student is successful everyday.

 

 

 "Everyone Successful Everyday."

 Kimper Elementary is a K-8 school with approximately 150 students enrolled.  It is located in Pike County, KY just outside of Pikeville.  The feeder High School is Pike Central High.  The school is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Appalachia and the community is rich with the warm appeal of its people.

The school offers an excellent academic program in both primary and upper grades (as evidenced by state test scores), and a caring faculty / staff.  Basic courses are enriched by extra classes including Art, PE, Algebra, Library Media Education and Guidance.  The school also has the Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC), Title I, a Special Needs program and a Speech Pathologist.

Students who choose a sport or club may play girls and boys basketball, join Cheerleading, the volleyball team or compete in the area of technology with the STLP club.  Parents can keep in touch with their child's progress with the use of Infinite Campus - Parent Portal: https://infinitecampus.pike.kyschools.us/campus/portal/pike.jsp                       

Members of the Site Based Council are: Michael Griffith (principal), Suzanne Preece (teacher), Molly McCoy (teacher), Crystal Varney (teacher), Terry Thacker (parent) and Cassandra Rowe (parent).

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101 Tiger Way
Pikeville, KY 41501
Principal:
GARY FIELDS
Asst. Principal:
BENJAMIN BLACKBURN
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-432-2733

8:00 to 3:00 Monday-Friday

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5279 North Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
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Mission

The mission statement shall assert that the program will offer a comprehensive array of community-based services for eligible youth, to prevent further involvement within the juvenile justice system and to reintegrate the youth into the community.

Phelps Day Treatment Center Mission Statement

The mission of Phelps Day Treatment is to meet the individual needs of each student. We work together in a caring environment to help our youth become positive, productive members of society. The faculty and staff believe,  
"To change an attitude, will change a life."

 

  About The School  

Phelps Day Treatment Center


About the Phelps Day Treatment Center

            Phelps Day Treatment Center is a treatment program for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17 ½   who have been adjudicated by the Juvenile Court System or referred by the Court Designated Worker as part of a diversion agreement.  We also take admission through Beyond   Parental Control or Beyond School Control.  No school is obligated to enroll the student if they do not complete their treatment plan. 

Phelps Day Treatment Center's Treatment Philosophy

Treatment Philosophy - The treatment philosophy of a Day Treatment Program shall be anchored in the belief that comprehensive strategies are needed to combat youth crime.  All Day Treatments will utilize an effective balance of treatment, education, and graduated sanctions provided by qualified trained staff. 
            It is the philosophy of Phelps Day Treatment Center that our facility provide a multi-disciplinary approach to treating delinquent juveniles in a manner that will meet their individual needs and allow the youth to reside at home.  The treatment component is what sets Day Treatment apart from other alternative schools.  Treatment at our facility composed of individual, small group, and family counseling.  We also believe that our center can also meet the youth's needs by offering a variety of educational programs, i.e., drug and alcohol education, independent living skills, and therapeutic recreation.  Our center also provides assistance in our community through the various family support groups that we are involved.  The individual educational plan of each youth is developed to increase academic ability in a least restrictive environment.  We do provide vocational planning, GED preparation, and regularly scheduled classes from the school curriculum.

Phases of the Day Treatment Program

The Phelps Day Treatment Center phase system consists of:

Phase I - Orientation
Phase II - Learning
Phase III - Progression
Phase IV - Transition

Assessments & Transition

Assessments

Youths will complete assessments upon acceptance into the Day Treatment program.  Assessments will include the following:

1.      TABE®

2.      Learning and Working Styles Inventory®

            3.      Career Scope®

            4.      Social History

            5.      Star

Transition

            Phelps Day Treatment Center has in place a comprehensive facility transition plan. Under the comprehensive facility transition plan, each youth has an individualized transition plan. The youth's transition plan is started within the first twenty-one (21) calendar days. Within one week prior to youth's mainstream, a transition meeting will occur. During this meeting, the youth, their legal guardian, their counselor, and the program's director will be present. The youth and their legal guardian identify transition goals. Once a youth has gone to mainstream, their counselor will visit their school on a weekly basis for a period of five weeks. After the mainstream process is completed, counselors will continue to check on students by phone for a period of three months. If the need arises, counselors will complete more site visits to promote success of the youth during the mainstream process.

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38029 St HWY 194 E
PO Box 529
Phelps, KY 41553
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-456-7716
Fax
606-456-8200
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170 State Hwy. 319
Belfry, KY 41514
Principal:
JILL MAYNARD
Vice Principal:
RHONDA CRIGGER
Important Numbers:
Administration
606-353-7296
Fax
606-353-7092
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25369 US 119 North
Belfry, KY 41514
Principal:
BOBBY BRANHAM
Important Numbers:
Administration
1-606-353-4951