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Warren Central High School

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Posted June 14, 2011

WCHS has its positives and negatives as all schools do. Positives: ample opportunity for student involvement in numerous clubs, organizations, athletics, extra-curricular activities; numerous caring and extremely helpful faculty & staff. Negatives: many of the students and some apathetic faculty & staff! There are too many rude, sassy, loud-mouth, defiant, belligerent, hateful adolescents!!! There are rules for dress-code, public displays of affection, tardy, peer and faculty & staff respect, attendance, etc. Lots of drama and silliness is allowed to occur!!! Lots of distractions away from academics because of the gross overwhelming number of apathetic students and faculty & staff! Yes, faculty & staff - if ALL the faculty & staff would ALL be consistent about rule enforcement probably no to very few problems would persist!!! Also, once ALL the students would claim responsibility for their bad behavior and decisions the GOOD faculty could continue with their job to teach curriculum content. And for all those teachers there who spend their time on their cellphones, surfing the internet, and ignoring bad situations do WCHS and the world a favor: QUIT!!!


Posted December 17, 2008

Warren Central has a great potential in many ways to exceed many other surounding schools, except there is one problem, that some of my peers dont really care about school, and are there because their parents or 'something' forces them to be there, and as for the tests that we take, they really dont reflect how hard some of the students that CARE, and TRY, work or how well we SHOULD be ranked among other schools, so i really think this whole thing is really POLITICS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

warren central high school is a small diverse high school. it has its problems like all high schools, it could use some improvements in all areas of academics as well as student behavior. my child and nephew are in the marching band, i must say the marching band is not good, the type of music they play is old fashioned and that discourges them as teenagers, perhaps a new band director that has a new vision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

I love this school Its the best school for education and athletics in Kentucky...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2007

Warren Central High School is a wonderful school with a very hard-working staff that genuinely cares about students. The administration is top-notched and is the most experienced in the county in terms of their years of service. One especially strong part of the school is its Freshman Academy. At Warren Central this school within a school works like it is supposed to with a small and incredibly talented faculty who get together daily to discuss students and meet with parents. If you are looking to educate your student in an excellent school with real world demographics instead of being almost entirely homogeneous then may I highly recommend Warren Central.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I would just like to say that I had 2 sisters to graduate from WCHS 1987 & 1990 and I have 3 sons that attend there now 9th, 11th, & 12th. I am very pleased with the school and how the teachers and staff overall handle situations and how they let the parents become involved in the daily happenings around there also. I feel comfortable knowing that if I need to talk to a teacher or principal about my child then I am able to do so. They also tell me they appreciate my interest in my children there. I wouldnt have them at any other school for their high school years. I somehow wish I would of graduated from there instead of where I did. Seems like they are the best school around for diversity and caring about the students as they do and helping them. WCHS RULES! GO DRAGONS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2003

My brothers and I all graduated from WCHS (1986, 1989, 1992). We are all highly successful and we regularly attribute our success to the excellent education base we received from the WCHS staff, especially from the A.P. English and math teachers. We were extremely prepared for and advanced in college because our high school coursework was appropriately challenging. Being twenty nine years of age, my peers and elders are surprised at my grasp of the spoken and written English language, my analytical skills, and my daily use of algebra, geometry, and calculus. I always tell them that I attended a very unusual public high school--one that actually held teaching standards of old--discipline, morals, one-on-one mentoring, and a thorough education needed to succeed in life!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students40%
Female40%
Male39%
African American24%
Asian14%
Hispanic24%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students26%
Female37%
Male16%
African American9%
Asian13%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners0%
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%
Female72%
Male49%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%
Biology I

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
6%
English II

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%
U.S. History

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students33%
Female37%
Male29%
African American10%
Asian20%
Hispanic13%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students11%
Female9%
Male13%
African American5%
Asian0%
Hispanic10%
Multiracial6%
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

English II

All Students38%
Female48%
Male29%
African American23%
Asian14%
Hispanic30%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners0%

U.S. History

All Students51%
Female48%
Male53%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners10%
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 64% 81%
Black 19% 11%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Two or more races 3% 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 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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559 Morgantown Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 842-7302

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