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Ronnie Dotson, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Carter County Schools
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Meet Dr. Dotson

Dr. Ronnie Dotson is the Superintendent of Schools in Carter County, Kentucky. During his tenure, Carter County has improved from being one of the lowest achieving districts in the state to consistently ranking among the highest performing. In facilitating one of the most successful turnarounds in the history of Kentucky, Dotson credits a dedicated school board, a talented team of professionals, and a community passionate about its children.

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2018/2019 new Kentucky accountability star rating system

Previous Kentucky accountability rating system

"While the measures of success may look different, our commitment to excellence must remain unchanged."


"Carter County has established a reputation for excellence throughout the state. Over the past several years, hundreds of educators have come to our district to learn what they could do to provide better opportunities for students across the Commonwealth. Most of these visitors affirmed what we know to be true; our teachers and support staff are the best! The dedication and commitment to the success of the students in Carter County is evident in each of our schools.

Many changes are taking place in Kentucky's educational system. While the measures of success look different, our commitment to excellence is unchanged. We realize that a good education can make a world of difference."

Ronnie Dotson, Ed.D.

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Teacher Perception Survey

  • 95% of teachers believe they are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.

  • 90% of teachers believe there is a shared vision between teachers and leadership.

  • 91% of teachers believe that Carter County Schools are a good place to work.

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2018 Highest Graduation Rate in Kentucky 

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The Standard of Excellence

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The Standard of Excellence

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