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Burgin High School

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Posted April 22, 2010

Burgin Independent is a small, family oriented school that focuses not only on education but the well being of its students. Due to its small size, teachers and staff gain close relationship with each student. Students in High School and Middle School will have the same teachers for their period of learning during these years. The small atmosphere allows for a more gainful learning experience for students. Staff are able to become more involved with the family as a whole and know them more on a personal basis. Student/teacher ratio is around 15/1. There is no drastic adjustments that have to be made between elementarty, middle school and high school because it is limited to one building. Students are able to gain close relationships with peers throughout their entire learning experience because of the limited amount of students. Friends will last their entire school experience. Burgin Independent gives students a private school learning experience without the cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

I have a son who is in the second grade at Burgin and his teacher is the caring and most understanding teacher I have seen in the school systems for a while. And I am proud to say her name is Mrs. Harmon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

i graduated from burgin and recently started college. although burgin is a small environment the teachers well prepared me for my college work. burgin is a very good school and all the children that grow up there graduate with a hard work ethic and a very respective personality.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 15, 2004

I have 2 children in the Burgin MS/HS. We chose Burgin Ind. for its small size and history for discipline and accountability. My children are fairing well in this enviroment. A smaller school, such as Burgin, has its limitations, of course, but my husband and I believe that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. The teachers are all familiar with the students and their abilities. They are able to recognize subtle changes in a student's behavior more rapidly and address it appropriately. The staff is caring and concerned and I am always made to feel welcome when I enter the building. The school is working toward adding advanced placement classes by coordinating with other smaller schools in the area. I feel this school is providing my children with strong educational foundation in spite of its small size.
—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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
12%
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

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students23%
Female14%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students31%
Female21%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female57%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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 Students36%
Female29%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female38%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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%
Female20%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female50%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female50%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female40%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged23%
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 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 Students47%
Female62%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students24%
Female33%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged8%
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 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 Students90%
Female95%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
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 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

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
59%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%
Biology I

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
37%
English II

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%
U.S. History

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
26%
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 Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students14%
Female13%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students50%
Female67%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students39%
Female36%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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Reading growth at this school

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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 92% 81%
Black 3% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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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Burgin, KY 40310
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