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Nelson County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 5 students

 
 

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Posted April 20, 2013

My student is getting a good education and the principal truly cares about their academic success. The Central Office is the weakness of the district. There is no consistency and the superintendent keeps letting the principals go. My senior this year has had two principals and they are not bringing back the current principal. What a shame, the principal did a terrific job and is the biggest reason for my son success and the school's success the last two years. I will probably take my middle schooler to Elizabethtown next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

our family just moved here from Elizabethtown.We have a daughter that attended central hardin high,she went there for two years and loved it. I hope she will feel the same about helson county high! and about the dress code ,can someone fill me in on this?she didnt have a dress code at central. dont really know star rating
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Posted August 1, 2009

Most of the time dress code is not enforced, then suddenly one day it is enforced. Some students can break dress code and others cannot. All of the extracurricular classes have been cut except Ag. Business, Tech.Ed., cut. Band didn't march one year and it died. There just isn't much for such a large student body to choose from. Discipline seems to be lacking - not followed up on. Doesn't seem to be a lot of school spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

This is a great school i had one son to go there and he played football and loved it. I deffinatley would have had all my children attend and graduate from nelson county but unfortunatley we moved. But, this school is great, and if your looking then pick nelson county you will have no regrets.
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Posted July 17, 2008

Great School helps you in more ways then you will know...I am still learning and using these skills even today...


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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.
Language Mechanics

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
34%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female35%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
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

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
11%
Biology I

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
29%
English II

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
U.S. History

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students27%
Female27%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students51%
Female57%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students42%
Female38%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
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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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20143What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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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.

3 This rating is based on average composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 81%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 11%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 42%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1070 Bloomfield Rd
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-7010

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