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Bowling Green Junior High School

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Posted October 1, 2009

encourage parent involvment, strong academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I went to this school and I loved how most teachers know what they were teaching and really had students envoled in there class, but there is no student concail only a leadership team that is suppose to repeasent all grades when they have no other grade envloved except 8th.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2008

I currently have two students attending BGJHS and am very pleased with their education. The needs of my children and all children have been and continue to be met on a daily basis. Thank you BGJHS faculty and staff for your hard work and dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

This school fails to challenge gifted children and has no program suited to their particular needs. Many attempts have been made to discuss this issue with the principal but she is unmoved and refuses to acknowlege that this is an funcion of a school. Parent input is not welcome at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

I am currently going to this school, and I love every part of it. The school receives full marks in everything.
—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 44% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students51%
Female60%
Male42%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students37%
Female41%
Male34%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male48%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners0%
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%
Female44%
Male38%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female72%
Male54%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners29%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners13%

Writing

All Students41%
Female54%
Male32%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%
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

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 81%
Black 21% 11%
Hispanic 11% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone: (270) 746-2290

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