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Boyd County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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Posted July 23, 2011

Boyd County High School is ranked number one is test scores in the Region and has taken education to a whole new level. They are now opening a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Academy to better prepare students advanced college classes. Also, students are now able to receive over 60 free college hours through Morehead State University before they ever graduate from high school. On top of all the high schools academic success they are in the process of building a brand new state of the art high school that will be opening December 2012. This is the high school to watch!! All of the high schools success has been accomplished under the leadership of Ms. Rhonda Salisbury, a wonderful and caring principal who always has her students best interest in mind with every decision she makes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2011

This is a great school district. A long awaited new high school is under construction. Our community will benefit greatly.


Posted March 24, 2010

am a parent of a sophomore student who attends BCHS. First let me say that no matter what school you attend, there's going to be needs for improvement, especially in this age of ever-changing technology. I strongly believe that if your child is self-motivated, ambitious, and striving for a higher education, then they will recieve it regardless of the high school in which they attend. The quality of the teacher is crucial, but in the end, the truth of the matter is that a student will get as much out of a school as they put into it. BCHS has some excellent teachers, especially in the areas of math and science. BCHS has graduated some outstanding students who have gone on to prestigious colleges and universites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Boyd County High School as developed programs that are cutting edge and the addition of a new building will put this school at the top of the charts


Posted June 7, 2009

The school is outdated and needs lots of repairs. A new building is in the plans. The true problem lies within administration. The principal needs to go. She isn't there for the good of the students. BCHS will never be a top notch school until new leadership is brought in. I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon. Central Office tends to turn their heads. I wish KDE would come in and audit the principal and her actions, I'm sure they would be surprised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I Believe that there are some extreme policy changes that need to be made. Especially with Tardy Policies and Dicipline. Some of the School's Administrators turn to Intimidation and screaming over Calm and Rational speech. Also not very helpful when dealing with them concerning diciplinary issues. The School's Campus in general doesnt seem too secure either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

Typical public school where the kids are second to the addiction of state money. What it needs is accountability of repairs to its structure. If more space is needed build more buildings (out or up). If the roof leaks replace it. Need new technology? Run cables or go wireless. A new building will not make kids smarter or improve the curriculum. It will give your politicians yet another excuse to go deeper into your pocketbook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

Honestly, don't send your kids to Boyd County High School, unless you absolutely hate them and wish for them to fail at life. As a current student there, it has a very poor quality. Everything is old and falling apart, there's not enough room for students in the building, most of the teachers fail to teach students anything, the technology is far outdated, and there are too many poor things to list about this school. I am an avid learner, and manage to stay ahead by using other sources, though the school by itself will not teach anyone enough to go out into the real world and make anything out of themselves. You may as well be homeschooled, you'll save yourself 8 hours in the day that you could use researching what you need to know, and probably learn a lot quicker and easier.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2005

Boyd county high school is in dire need of a new building. The roof leaks and everything is outdated. There is not enough building space for the students. The availability of technology for the students is quite minimal. As for the teachers, there are a few that are exceptional, but bad teachers far exceed the good ones. Overall, I think this school is pretty good. With some improvements to the building (either remodeling or the construction of a new school), technology upgrades, and some new faculty, Boyd County High School would be a wonderful place for children to go to school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 29, 2005

The school is in need of an upgrade to the 21st century in many areas including technology and leadership. Its time for the older generation to step down so a new younger generation can lead the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2005

I had qraduation from Boyd County, I strongly believe that it is not a good school. Most of the problems are polics. The teachers are great and the other staff is great. Still the Mrs. Salibury has been principal of the school the spirit of the school is become unreal.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female36%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

All Students55%
Female62%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
22%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
25%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Students17%
Female16%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students33%
Female34%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students45%
Female38%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 81%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ashland, KY 41102
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