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Foley Middle School

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Posted May 26, 2013

My child just completed her first year at Foley Middle and she could only say something good about 2 out of the 8 teachers she had this year. Most of the instructors are burned out and need a shake up. They give assignments but do not teach. They speak harshly and do not lead with intregrity. I might be driving to Lexington next year for her education. Dissapointed in many ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

New parent to Foley and I must say my experience was not at all the greatest. I am very disappointed with the school overall. Dress code, parent staff communication, and overall appearance of the school are horrible. It's like stepping back in time. My main motivation for accepting a new position out of state is this school. My son is so unhappy here. Caudill middle on the other hand; state of the art in every sense of the word! The Principle took time to know each person. All feel welcomed and the pride is felt from the staff and students. Stay away from Foley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

i love foley i met new people last year as a sixth grader because i just moved to berea during that time and now i know about everyone i am in 7th grade and i love it at foley
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2009

This school has wonderful kind kids and very caring a nd kind teachers.These kids are very smart,it is a wonderful middle school


Posted July 14, 2004

I love Foley and so did my daughter. She graduated 8th grade this year with a sense of pride! All of our experiences have been positive. Administration and staff have always been helpful and have gone out of their way to be of assistance. While we didn't like the dress code, we adhered to it and tried not to think much about it. After all, the ultimate goal of going to school is to learn and to learn to your fullest potential. My daughter's teachers encouraged her to do her best at all times. She came away from Foley with a positive attitude and pride in herself & Foley. Administration and staff are available and welcome parental involvement. I don't think there is enough, it is always the same parents volunteering their time. My son is looking forward to Foley this school year, I'm sure he'll have a great experience too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

I think Foley has potential but unfortunately admin, faculty & parents have been at odds over dress code issues. Parents are treated as if their concerns aren't important. Principal has control of every committee, meeting, and decisions in the school. Parents and teachers are put on the committees to suggest improvements but are typically over ruled by principal. Dress code looks nice but kids are very unhappy. Many students are ashamed to say they attend Foley. Teachers want parents to believe students are happy about the dress code but I have spoken to many and none have been excited about it. It is unfortunate that it took Mr. Caudill (Superintendant) intervening to improve the communication between staff & parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

My experience with Foley staff & teachers has been positive. Issues that have arisen have been dealt with quickly, efficiently, with an attitude of making the middle school experience go amoothly for my child, a 6th grader this year. I appreciate the dress code for the way it alleviates the additional stress of 'fitting in' by wearing certain styles. It saves time, the kids look equally great, & the focus of their attention can be turned toward learning. Thanks to Foley teachers for also abiding by the dress code. You look great, too, & I'm sure it has helped the kids make the adjustment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2003

I have a child that attends Foley Middle School. I have found the administration as well as the faculty and staff provide a very friendly and learning atmosphere. Each team of teachers sponsor an open house during the summer, so that the students can pick up their schedules, take tours, and meet their new teachers. The school also has a Parent Volunteer program that currently has 100 parent volunteers signed up to work. Several teachers also have set up an e-mail system so they can be in touch daily with the parents with homework, tests, and other team information. I have been very please with the experience that my child has had thus far at Foley Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

Foley Middle School is making great efforts, with positive results, to improve the overall environment of the school. Various teaching methodologies are in use and many teachers teach to all of the learning styles. Teams have the flexibilty of regular scheduling or block scheduling. A wellness class was added during the 2002-2003 school year along with remedial reading classes for students in the 6th and 7th grades. The staff and administration are very 'open' to trying new and different ideas that may help the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Foley middle school is a wonderful school. There have been changes implemented that some have been unhappy with, the change I am speaking of is the newly implemented dress beginning this school year 2003-2004 code which has gone with much success and is accepted and liked by the majority of parents. There are however a few parents that are very unhappy with the dresscode and are entitled to their opinon as the dress code is in its infancy. The principal of the school is very active and goes above and beyond to be of any assistance the parents or students need. I feel Foley is very lucky to have such leadership. Beginning this year Foley offers many after school extracurricular activities. The students are very excited and enjoying the newly implemented program. Transportation is even provided for students if needed. I am proud that my child is fortunate enough to attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2003

This school is a fine school. The teachers, staff, and principle are dedicated to the students and have always been helpful to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2003

Foley Middle School is a very unpleasant school for children to attend. The principal and some of the teachers are very rude to parents and do not want parent involvement. Parents at Foley would love to have help in getting the school administration and faculty to work as a team with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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 44% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students52%
Female63%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students33%
Female32%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female75%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students41%
Female49%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female75%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
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 Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female60%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female43%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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
Malen/a
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
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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
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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22%
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49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 94% 81%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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275 Glades Rd
Berea, KY 40403
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