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Trigg County Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 513 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2006

I have 2 children attending TCMS. When one of my daughters needed extra help in a subject she got the help. Parents have to stay involved. I have always received the help I have requested from this school. The administrators and teachers are very helpful. All you have to do is ask. I believe the teachers really want all kids to excel and perform to the best of their ability and they strive for that. Thank you to all in the TCMS administration for all that you do everyday to teach not just academics but also respect to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Trigg county schools are at best an average school. The teachers are good, But I believe that the teachers are given too much at one time to try to teach the kids what it is that they need, The kids just do not have the time to absorb the lessions.before moving on, leaving the slower children behind. the pressure to gain a higher rating amongst others schools in the state puts Alot of pressure on the teachers,and the kids. I believe that the board of education. is not for the kids or, the parents, but are more interested in the funding that the kids bring in by attending trigg county school system.the teachers get a B+. the board of education gets a D- at best, there is room for improvement for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students53%
Female65%
Male42%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students35%
Female41%
Male29%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female58%
Male43%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female62%
Male31%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male44%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female72%
Male46%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities31%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male41%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students24%
Female32%
Male17%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged16%
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

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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

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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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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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 84% 81%
Black 9% 11%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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206 Lafayette St
Cadiz, KY 42211
Phone: (270) 522-2210

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