Superintendent’s Message

Superintendent’s Message

On behalf of the Paintsville Independent Board of Education, faculty, staff, and administration, I offer a sincere welcome to our public school district. Since 2004, it has truly been an honor for me to serve in the capacity of superintendent to one of Kentucky’s most outstanding public school systems.  Although small, we attempt on a daily basis to provide one of the best, unique educational experiences in the commonwealth.  The commitment to excellence demonstrated by students, parents, staff, and board of education members is second to none.

Since 1889, the Paintsville Independent School District has been recognized statewide as a premier institution of learning that produces quality graduates.  PISD alumni have made their mark in the community, the nation, and the world.  Recently, Paintsville Independent received recognition for high marks on the ACT and College & Career Readiness report.  Paintsville Schools also continue to be ranked at or near the top in percentage of graduates who attend college.  The school district has experienced remarkable success in academic competition on the regional, state, national & international levels.

The Paintsville Tigers also have a proud athletic tradition that contributes to the development of the total student.  The achievements of the Tigers at the district, regional, & state levels of competition are too numerous to mention. But the team state championships in basketball, baseball, golf and individual state championships in golf & track are more than noteworthy.

The Board of Education continues to make facility improvements to the elementary and high school campuses.  Our goal is to make sure all facilities are operating at a high level for the 21st Century.

If I may assist you in any way, please feel free to contact my office.



Coy D. Samons