A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHERE EACH CHILD IS VALUED AS AN INDIVIDUAL
Corbin Primary School opened in 2008 and is the only primary school that serves the Corbin Independent School District and houses approximately 780 students K-3 . The Corbin Independent School district ranks consistently among the top performing K-12 school districts in the state of Kentucky . The community of Corbin is made up of three counties that merge into the city of Corbin . Whitley , Knox , and Laurel counties all border the Corbin Independent School District which has historically been a melting pot that draws students from each county due to the high academic expectations , extracurricular activities , and community support .
The primary school uses a grade level / POD structure with a “ train ” theme as the unifying motif that pays homage to the railroad / CSX which has been the heartbeat of the city of Corbin for decades . Currently , we have 7 third grade classes , 9 second grade classes , 9 first grade classes and 9 Kindergarten classes . Each classroom has a cap of 24 students to 1 teacher and many of
our classes are at capacity . The community is very supportive and involved in the school system and it ’ s initiatives . Each year , we have open house , parent conferences and each teacher meets with every family prior to the beginning of school . We also do several community involvement activities provided by our nationally recognized after school program called Redhound Enrichment that partners with our 21st Century grant programs . Currently , we are able to serve approximately 150 students in our afterschool program . Our school also PRINCIPAL partners with Travis Wilder local preschools and daycare facilities to provide a collaborative model to help students become “ Kindergarten Ready ”.
The 22-23 school year brings with it an excitement as school returns to a more normal schedule and routine after navigating
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