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Boyd County Middle School

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Posted June 11, 2009

BCMS is the best school for your kids to go to. They have a great, nice, helpful staff that words can't describe. The students are great and the facility is neat and tidy very organized for a school with over 700 students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am completely dissappointed in this school. I went to school there many years ago and BCMS was a good school then. The quality on every level has gone way down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I go there 2 and I love there.The teachers are nice and the principal is awesome. So, parents, If you didn't go here, you have no idea what you are talking about!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

i go to a great school i dont have anything bad to say about bcms. we have great teachers, great students, and a great school. so quit saying bad stuff parent's.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2006

I am shocked at how the teachers respond to these kids. They are getting told'your wrong',instead of ,'let me help you'.I think that if the parents don't teach what the child needs to know,tuff luck.The kids are being left behind and it's a shame. It must be some teachers because it wasn't an issue in elem.school.I have to say the kids learn more when explained the lesson.To give an assignment to a child that has no clue how to complete it,a shame.I don't think it's fair that the child should fail,the child has been failed by the system.No child left behind ?If your child is starting the middle school,brush up on your teaching.The teachers are concerned with what your child learns , children aren't learning because some teachers aren't teaching!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I truly appreciate how this schools goes out of its way to communicate with parents through the use of technology. The homework hotline, the information on demand through STI, and the daily e-mailed newsletter give me more insight than I've ever had before.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I think it interesting how some 'parents' come on here and bad mouth both the school and the staff when in the end the teachers do a great job handling discipline and balancing the needs of students. The level of uncaring that a few parents may feel is more then likely an isolated minority, while the number of satisfied students and parents is much higher. I surmise that none of these negative reviewers have been in the classroom themselves as an educator, or they would know what real work goes into making children be the best thye can be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2005

Boyd County Middle school is like a prison camp instead of a teaching school. These children are not only going threw changes in grade school to middle school, but there bodies and all the physical changes that come alone with this tender age. The teachers are uncaring and no sympathy or compassion for these kids. If they move wrong or even if they think they may be doing something wrong flip your card or take a mark, then detention or saturday school. They don't take the time with these kids and teach them like the need to be taught. If your child doesn't get so what were still going on. No the may have no child left behind. They sure don't care if they can read, write, spell or even do math send them on to the next grade anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

Students in math classes are assigned textbooks which can be brought home. This school has teachers that are teamed and my children had only great experiences at BCMS. The teachers go out of their way to find opportunities to help our kids - from sponsoring outdoor drama trips, trips to archaeological dig sites where students work with UK students in archaeology, to trips on the Underground Railroad route. They give above and beyond in terms of time and effort. My kids always felt safe and were not threated by too many rules. Although a lot of at-risk student attend BCMS, the test scores are great. They must be doing something right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

BCMS has wonderful and challenging programs. They offer a wide variety of courses for all children. The school subscribes to the true middle school philosophy. Many programs are available to meet the academic, social, and athletic needs of children. I highly recommend this school to all parents and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2004

I am so disappointed with the middle school. My biggest gripe is the uncaring attitude of the teachers. They have taken honor roll students and turned them into failures. How in the name of all that's right can they even begin to teach math, for instance, without a book. My child comes home everyday so frustrated because he doesn't understand and there is no book to refer to so that I can help him. He was having so much trouble with decimals and division we hired a tutor to try to help him. She was with him one time and the next thing you know they've moved on to something else. How can they move on when the kids still are not getting it? They don't care about our kids all they want to do is pass out detentions and make the kids feel as bad as they can about themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

My children have only attended this school system. There are good teachers and some that should have not picked this profession. My children had to change primary schools early (my son in 4th grade and my daughter in 2nd) I am still having problems trying to help them catch up they seem to always be behind the school's not much on challenging my children in expressing them self's. They have so many rules. Don't talk, Don't touch, Dont' do this and Don't do that nothing is ever praised kids (unless you are a teachers child or someone who's who. then you are left behind. Contact is very miniminal unless your child does something he or she is not supposed to be doing then. You still have to hear about this from someone else first. No contact is a big problem with this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

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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

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%
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 39% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%
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 45% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%
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

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Reading

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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 Students36%
Female44%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students21%
Female27%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female44%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female56%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

All Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female59%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities23%
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 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

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Biology I

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

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English II

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

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U.S. History

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

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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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
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English language learnersn/a

English II

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U.S. History

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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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of schools in the state are Below average
49%
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29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 81%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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