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GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Rating Breakdown
Test score rating4
The test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state. This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.
Student growth rating7
The student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more. This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.
College readiness rating7
The college readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond. This rating is based on average composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.
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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Kentucky Core Content Test


Showing results for all students

Math

Reading

Science

Social Studies

Writing

Math

Reading

Science

Social Studies

Writing

About the test

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

Kentucky End-of-Course Assessments


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Algebra II

Biology I

English 2

U.S. History

Algebra II

Biology I

English 2

U.S. History

Algebra II

Biology I

English 2

U.S. History

Algebra II

Biology I

English 2

U.S. History

Algebra II

Biology I

English 2

About the test

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

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP)


Showing results for all students

Language Mechanics

Math

Reading

Writing

Math

Reading

Science

Math

Reading

Social Studies

Writing

Language Mechanics

Writing

Writing

About the test

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


College readiness

The path to college

This school
State
90%
GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL
86%


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AP courses and testing

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College entrance testing

Average ACT score (1-36 scale)
20
This school's average
19
State average
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The ACT

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Sources

The path to college KY Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
College entrance testing KY Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
The ACT KY Dept. of Education, 2012-2013