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Oldham County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 6 students

 
 

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Posted January 12, 2012

The teachers and students seem to be divided into two categories. There are those who care and those who don't. Those who care teach AP courses and take AP courses. Those who don't are in the remaining courses. If your child is in the average courses, I think they are in a much more difficult learning environment to be in due to the thugs who create distraction and the uninterested teachers who are not in control of those classes. Hence, your child's academic performance, emotional wellbeing, and self-esteem are all better off by being in advanced classes. I give the school overall an average score for not taking initiative to have more staff who care and for not dealing more effectively with the students who cause hell for everyone. I know each student is a placeholder for cash. However, when they are allowed to cause hell for others, they are robbing the other students of their right to an education. Make the alternative school bigger and like a prison. Then load it up with a few teachers and security. Get the $$$ and spare the rest of our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

I transferred to Oldham in 9th grade and I have to say this school is the best I've been to. Most teachers are great at what they do, they care, and they help you set high goals for yourself. There's not a lot of drama unless you make it for yourself. They have a wide range of extra curricular activities. This school is plain and simply, amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2009

I believe that oldham county schools are highly over rated. Students dont do any work while in school and do all the work outside school. This school has no respect for extra curricular activites. Go south.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I would give the school 2 Stars. I believe the students are not challenged unless you are in a AP class. My daughter brings home little or no homework - she needs very little study time to pull an A. The guidance staff are stretched beyond there daily capacity, having little time with the students to work out schedules appropriate for them, I agree with the student, some of the staff are there only for the paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

This school is ok in the media's eyes, but once you get there it's a different story. Lot's of drama, and fights, more than usual. But i guess it's just who you hang out with that influences your years there. Oh, and most of the teachers are nice and good at teaching, but there are a select few that only teach for the paycheck. This is coming from the view of a Freshman. I hope i helped :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

OCHS is by far one of the best schools in the area. I have only taught at OCHS for 1 year, but I have come to feel at home and accepted by the students, parents and administration. The school has a wonderfully involved student body and most of the students are extremely bright, helpful and respectful. Besides being tops in academics and extracurriculars, the school has recently been under renovation to facilities and the Smart Classroom (multi-media) systems have been installed in every classroom. OCHS is achieving above and beyond.
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Posted February 2, 2006

This school was good 15 years ago when I went. I came back to bring let my kids come to the same great school I did. I am dissapointed. It is no where near the same caliber school it was then. Every class teaches the same thing. No matter what. They teach you what is going to be on the standarized tests at the end of the year. And thats it. And because they want to score so well on them (which they are falling every year) they do not take the time to fully explain many of the subjects. It is not the same great school it was. And they there focus is not where it should be. In relation to curricilum or discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

OCHS is by far the greatest school within the county. I have 3 children. The oldest & middle child attended another school in the county. I felt their presence was just another stat. My youngest attends OCHS & I truly believe the teachers and staff are there to make a difference. Their contribution to helping our children achieve with academics, sports,& liberal arts goes above and beyond. Without hestiation I highly recommend OCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

This school is okay. I have lots of fun while learning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2005

This school is tops in the state in all areas. I have to say it is the premier school in the area, and should be praised for its achievements.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2004

This school is okay! They have some issues but every school does. They have highly educated staff and really teach kids.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female54%
Male43%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities6%
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

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities14%
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

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%
Biology I

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%
English II

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
U.S. History

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students55%
Female51%
Male60%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities31%
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 89% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black 3% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 21%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1150 North Hwy 393
Buckner, KY 40010
Phone: (502) 222-9461

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