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Marshall County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3 students

 
 

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Posted August 29, 2008

Marshall County High school has a wonderful facility. The school is very clean-proprs to the janitors-and you don't have to worry about safety issues. As far as I know the school has only had one threat and that was a bomb threat by some kid that wasn't even true. The teachers are amazing. The English teachers do the best that they can do in the one semester that they have- commenting on the statement above- the teachers also make up for it when the students reach their senior year they have a full year round english class and a lot gets done. Just all around props to MCHS. Student and Community involvement are also tremendous which is hard to find in a school. Though there is a racial stamp on Marshall County, not all of us are like that so everyone knows. it's those few that get in the public's eye that makes the school look bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

I think MCHS is a great school, I am currently a student there. There are some frustrations though. Like, we do not have enough books for everyone. It is very agravating sharing books and not being able to take books home to study. Other than that.. MCHS is the best school I've been to, and I've been to many. ha ha!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2006

I think Marshall County is a wonderful school. I am a student who went there and moved out of state and compared to the school i am at now MCHS is wonderful. They have very adequate classes with challenging work and teachers that care. I think that they often get a bad rap because of thier ethnic ratios but I think the school is also the safest school in the area. You don't have to worry about gang problems or violence because of racial issues. I also like the size of the school. It is also a very classy school and I like that also. overall I think it is the best school in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2004

This school has the support of the community, and as such there is a high level of involvement by parents and family. While I sometimes feel sports and band are unduly overweighted in importance, academics are stressed. I do not care for 'block' classes which amount to the students taking some core classes once semester a year (instead of the entire year) which may leave room for regression, but certainly covers less material. (case in point is English, which has the students covering less books in a single semester than they woud if the class was single periods stretched over a year). All in all I think the school is what you are willing to make of it. It has all the resources available to make it a wonderful experience for any student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

I think that Marshall County High School has a very poorly trained staff and does not grade the students fairly on the grades that they make.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female43%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students59%
Female75%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities22%
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

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%
Biology I

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

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
25%
English II

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%
U.S. History

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%
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 Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students46%
Female46%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students46%
Female41%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities17%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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

Above 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 98% 81%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 11%
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 40%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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416 High School Rd
Benton, KY 42025
Phone: (270) 527-1453

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