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Camp Ernst Middle School

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Posted March 12, 2014

This is an amazing school if the student applies himself/herself. The teachers will not do the work for the child (ahem ...), but they care and take an interest in their students' education. Good students will excel; bad students won't. Bottom line.. My child went to this school, and I was incredibly impressed with the teachers and administrators. Upon transferring out of town and into a new school in a top academic area, my child was at the top of her class after having attended Camp Ernst. As for the student body and parents ... well, it's small town Burlington ... Boone County. There are some good kids, but many, many rude kids with lots of drama and no social skills at all ... which is a parenting failure, not a school failure. Again, it's Burlington. If you're not a 3rd generation Boone Countian or if you are not "small town" ... you won't fit in. Period. But again, the school and staff, OUTSTANDING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

I'm currently a student at CEMS , I am in the 8th grade and have gone there for all my Middle School years . All this hate is uncalled for this school is the best school. All the teachers are really nice , and have really amazing teaching skills . I will admit in the 7th grade & in Health there is some favoriting going on , but not all the time , the teachers may pick favorites but that just means they laugh with them more after class it doesn't affect any of the students learning . & yes there is drama and it ALL gets taken care of . I highly recommend this school I wouldn't change schools for anything .


Posted November 24, 2009

I went to this school 7 and 8th grade and i love it . It isnt the schools falut for kids treating other kids with disrespect and i don't think CEMS is not as bad as yall say it is i mean i love the teachers there and while going there i made friends that im going to have for the rest of my life.


Posted June 15, 2009

im a student at CEMS and think parents are being so annoying saying bad things about the teachers, fighting, and bullying. take a chill pill. these kids are 12 13 and 14 years old and you are treating them like they are still in elementary school. middle schools dont baby your children like you want them too. they let small fights go and small drama let sorted out by the kids. but in serious situations, yes they do take control. children dont need to be babied for every stupid little fight. and excuse me but there are other extra curicular activities beyond the sports field: drama club, art club, stlp, yearbook, select chorus, jazz band, academic team. but in sports there are: cheerleading, dance basketball, volleyball, and ski. as you can see, there are more not related in sports. dont hate CEMS!!! There were no insects!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

I attend CEMS now. I'm in 7th grade. Some of the teachers are harsh. And snap if a question occurs. There is ALOTT off bullying on the buses. and in the hallways, alot of the girls start drama and rumors. I personally KNOW FOR A FACT that i want to move schools for how bad it gets.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

This School Has So Much Bullying. It's Not Even Funny. There Is So Much Drama, Everybody Is Always In It. The Teachers Don't Even Care, They Just Sweep All The Fighting And Rumors Under A Rug And Completely Forget About It.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

I CEMS! I'm currently a 6th grader at Camp Ernst Middle School. I have no idea what these parents are talking about. Theres no bullying here, and the staff is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2008

I and my child were completely unsatisfied with this school. This is mainly because of its mediocre and disrespectful staff, extensive bullying, multiple insect infestations, and poorly-planned curriculum.Camp Ernst Middle School is definently not a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

My son started 6th grade today and I can say I wasn't impressed by the staff and their lack of knowledge when it came to the conduct code/dress code. I also felt that the teachers letters to the students were harsh. I'm going to look into a private school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

This school has major promblems with bullying and fighting. These problems are hardly adressed and continue. Teachers allow cheating to happen in classrooms and serve no punishmets to these students. Teachers also give little to no idividual attention and seem unorganized, sloppy, slightly sarcastic and have a habit of favoring some students above the others. Due to fighs teachers have to walk students in lines to lunch and the busses and have set out locker breaks. (Which does nothing to stop the amount of fighting that goes on and sets of for problems when starting high school) While there are a few extra cirricular activites none of them are directed in anything other than the sports feild. Overall this school gets one star (unsatisfactory).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

Cems...I went there in only 8th grade but I think it was much better than conner middle. The school was nicer and it had better things and stuff there. I passed all my classes that year simply!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students49%
Female59%
Male41%
African American15%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
African American31%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female60%
Male46%
African American23%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female65%
Male24%
African American23%
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female72%
Male60%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female59%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities10%
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

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
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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n/a

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 90% 81%
Black 4% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 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 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6515 Camp Ernst Rd
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: (859) 534-4000

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