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Drakes Creek Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 564 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2013

I love going to this school! There sports times are good, and there school spirt is good they have a Mascot suit ( there the gators) , and there teachers are nice and funny:) I'm a student at Drakes Creek and I love it! :)


Posted June 25, 2011

The school is wonderful! And I enjoy going to it. The academics are wonderful and the teachers really push you.


Posted June 2, 2009

A wonderful school, I enjoy learning in it and love the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

Drakes Creek is a wonderful School. I went there the first year it opened and now sending my daughter in her 8th grade year. The teachers are top notch and very good with the children. I love the School! a down side is traffic. Bus your children if possible, car rider lines are horrid!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

This school is below average because they do not listen to the children. They children do not seem to matter to them as long as they get there work out of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

DCMS is a wonderful school. Discipline and academics are the top priority, and teachers have high expectations. Mr. Hutchison is a fair and caring principal, and always willing to talk with parents and understand their concerns. The 7th-grade teachers are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

DCMS is one of the greatest schools in the District. I am a student and it's my 2nd year there. The Principal and Assistant principals take discipline very seriously. They also take our grades seriously too. I am very happy with my school and loving it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

We moved my son to DCMS because he was feeling out of place and unchallenged by the material at his previous school. We have been very happy with the environment at DCMS. The school values its academically successful students as well as those who excel in sports. I have found the teachers to be readily accessible through email and genuinely interested in my son and in working through any problems he is having. My son both likes and respects his teachers and fellow students. I have had one occasion to meet with Mr. Hutchison (principal) and he took the time to thoroughly discuss the situation with me and seemed both engaged and informed. I feel that the 'over-emphasis' on testing that has been mentioned is a symptom of the No Child Left Behind Act and probably exists at most schools in the US. I recommend DCMS with no reservations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

We moved here specifically to place our son at DCMS. The pre-enrollment interview was great. We had a bullying issue early in the year and all of the teachers and principals met with me in one group session and the problem was resolved. If you use the email available, you can check in with the teachers at any time. Teachers are happy to correspond with you and are prompt with their responses. We are very happy with DCMS and would recommend this school very highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

Staff not concerned with the student's future academic success. The school's main concern is test scores, the student's emotional and academic well being are not critical to staff. The music and band teachers are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

My son is in his second year here and I have nothing good to say about this school. The teachers act as though they could care less. My son was failing and no one seemed to care at all, let alone offer any help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

My daughter is in her second year at Drakes Creek. The communication between teachers and parents as well as students is poor. My daughter was out of school for a week due to illness. This was excused with a Doctor's statement. All of the make-up work for this time-frame was turned in timely, but she has only received 1/2 credit or no credit for her work. I have left messages and sent notes to teachers to discuss their policy on make-up work but I cannot seem to get a response. My daugthers states that everytime she tries to discuss her work with her teachers, many of them never have time to speak with her. She is very frustrated as well as me and feels she is working extra hard for nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2006

Academics in Drakes Creek are going way too slow for my child's capability. My child is having a hard time because she has learned the material taught at Drakes Creek in 3rd grade. Honestly, I don't think the school is teaching their kids material quite on their level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

I feel that Drakes Creek School is a good school academically, but they do not follow their discipline policy fairly for all students and are not going by the proper written guidelines. The assistant principal makes the rules as she sees fit. If any other people are having these issues please care enough about your child to address it. As far as every thing else sports, academics, etc. things seem good, but children who sometimes talk should not be on the same level of punishment as others who are doing much worse and far more serious acts of crimes in the school systems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

I now have my second child at Drakes Creek, and the school has been great for both of them. The academics are excellent. The state assessment scores back that up. The school has excellent choir and band programs, and the art teacher was Kentucky's 2004 art teacher of the year. Several sports opportunities are available for both boys and girls. Parents are welcome, and communication is good.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
African American14%
Asian44%
Hispanic15%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African American29%
Asian22%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
African American43%
Asian30%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners8%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male59%
African American43%
Asian40%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners22%

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male53%
African American36%
Asian28%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
African American36%
Asian28%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners4%

Writing

All Students45%
Female55%
Male36%
African American21%
Asian28%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners9%
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.

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73%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

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U.S. History

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

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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%
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

Above average


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 77% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Black 6% 11%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 39%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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