Paris Independent Schools has a long tradition of educating children in Paris and Bourbon County. Beginning in 1798 as the Bourbon Academy, and changing its name to Paris City School in 1865, the tradition of creating “life-long learners”, who contribute to society, still holds true today.
The Paris Independent School District is diligent in merging this long standing tradition with today’s modern and emerging technologies. The district is committed to the concept of 21st Century learning and is working to prepare its students for global competition. The high standards of academic excellence demanded at Paris Schools are another key to success. A higher grading scale is one way of ensuring this excellence, which is expected of every student, regardless of demographics. A student with special needs and one who is gifted or talented is each challenged at his own level.
Highly qualified teachers, with the majority holding master’s degrees or above, strive to motivate and challenge each student. Small teacher-student ratios, a positive and safe environment, 1:1 technology, and a family atmosphere make Paris Schools a great place to learn. Paris Schools ~ "All the benefits of a private school in a public setting"
Notice of Testing Transparency
The Paris Independent School district receives Title I Part A federal grant funding. As part of the grant agreements, our school district is required to provide information on assessments mandated at the federal, state, or local levels.
List of required K-12 Assessments for Paris Independent Schools include:
- ACCESS for English Language Learners
- Kentucky Summative Assessment
- CTE EOP
- CTE Industry Certification
Parents may direct questions regarding student participation in assessments to the Assistant Superintendent or principals at each school. Additional information about state and federal assessment requirements can be found on the Kentucky Department of Education's Assessment webpage at https://education.ky.gov/AA/Assessments/Pages/default.aspx.