The Knox County Public School System remains locked in a battle for control of students with the Corbin Independent School District and the parents from Knox County who much prefer to send their children to the Corbin schools. The graphs below provide simple evidence why parents in Knox County want choice and will undoubtedly fight hard to maintain it.
The first graph compares scores for the EXPLORE test from ACT for the two schools in Knox County that have an eighth grade and the middle school in the Corbin Independent School District. Because this is only a 25 point maximum test, the difference between Corbin Middle School and the two schools in the Knox County School District are very notable.
The next graph shows a similar comparison for the ACT Composite score in the high schools in the two school districts. As you can see, once again Corbin Independent does a much better job of getting students ready for postsecondary education.
Though none of the scores shown here are good enough compared to the ACT scores that indicate good college preparation, it is clear that Corbin schools are doing a much better job than Knox County Schools when it comes to educating their students.