George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Eminence Independent Schools

Public, Rural
Grades K–12
Eminence, KY
School Leadership

A Small Town School Embraces a Big Vision

A determined superintendent looks to transform student lives in his rural Kentucky hometown.

Suzie Boss
  • Student Engagement

    Cranking Teaching Strategies Up to Awesome

    “Surprise and delight” is a core student engagement strategy at this school—built into both the instruction and the building’s design.
  • College Readiness

    Setting Students Up for College Success

    Get a look at a dual-enrollment program that prepares high school students to overcome the obstacles on the path to finishing college.
  • Service Learning

    Building Empathy Through Community Projects

    Twice a year, students and teachers in Eminence, Kentucky, collaborate for three days on meaningful projects that serve their community.
  • Learning Environments

    Building a 21st-Century Learning Space

    A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs.