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Greenwood High School

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Posted July 5, 2013

Good environment for learning and development with very dedicated teachers and support staff. Good extra-curricular activities available.


Posted December 23, 2012

As a recent graduate, I feel that the teachers are largely undervalued and suffer from inconsistent leadership in the front office. The front office as a whole does not have much of the respect of the student body and therefore is ineffective in leading the school toward its mission. The academics however are superb and athletics are okay (if volleyball and softball are your thing). All in all my time at Greenwood prepared me for college life and I recently finished my first semester with a 3.63 GPA . In short, the academic advantages of being a Gator (thanks to the passionate, knowledgeable teachers) exceed what the front office lacks in leadership,


Posted September 16, 2009

The best softball and volleyball team ever in kentucky! The best teachers in kentucky! Preperation for college is excellent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

We have had one child graduate from Greenwood, and a second child is now a sophomore at the school. It has more than met our expectations. Good academics, excellent extracurricular opportunities, good faculty. The only problem I see is that Greenwood has become such a popular school that its enrollment has increased too much. It's a little crowded now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

The school seems to only care about its test scores as a whole and how the school looks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2007

Greenwood High is a great school. They have pretty good sports, and academics. Their football may not be very good, but the basketball made it to the regionals.
—Submitted by a 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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian37%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners5%

Writing

All Students37%
Female42%
Male33%
African American21%
Asian27%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners6%
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 Students68%
Female81%
Male55%
African American50%
Asian37%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%
Biology I

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%
English II

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian34%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners20%

Biology I

All Students29%
Female28%
Male30%
African American14%
Asian11%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners0%

English II

All Students62%
Female72%
Male53%
African American36%
Asian36%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners7%

U.S. History

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
African American36%
Asian27%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20143What's this?

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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 80% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 1%
Black 5% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5065 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone: (270) 842-3627

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