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Wolfe County High School

Public | 9-12 | 381 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2009

The School is kind and greets you when your at the door. I think that all schools should follow in their footsteps.


Posted March 14, 2009

i went to this school and kids are not treated equally it's about who you know and if you play a sport. there are good teachers and bad teacher but every school has that problem i can say that the counsler is well liked by some while hated by others support is offered to those of higher standards and not those with low ones but it can be a great school if your child has the right teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I enrolled my niece in WCHS last year and found the school to be the best. The teachers are always willing to help with any problem that the student is having. They always answered my emails and were very professional and friendly. The front office staff are very professional, friendly, and always willing to help. I really like the way that they lock the doors and keep our children safe during school hours. The classes are small but that gives the students more individualized help. The teachers have a teaching certificate the same as teachers from other schools and I think they are very capable of teaching our kids. As far as this county being poor well you don't need to be rich to learn or teach and our county has something far better than money it is rich in spirit. Our teachers care about our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

the staff is not helpful, friendly, or professional at the office. some of the teachers are ok but the education is limited. some teachers have the mentality of a gossipy teenager. its a small poor town and taking that into consideration it fits its unfortunate surroundings. schools in the suburbs offer better education due to the teachers being more educated and trains..more programs less social prejudice. etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2007

Wolfe Co. Schools are very small. Therefore children get more individual attention. However since Wlofe Co. itself is soooo small children find nothing to do better then drugs. I used to attend Wolfe Co. schools until i recently moved. I loved it. However i had a best friend whose mother was a teacher. Many kids are taunted there. There isnt a football team simply because people wont get out ant start one. All you need is money for uniforms. You can make everything else happen slowly. We have a field somewhat. But overall i love the schools. Thats were the kids i grew up are they're family. I miss it and would move back....but there are no jobs in wolfe county for teenagers. Wheras in winchester almost every teenager has a job. There are better opportunites else where. When i moved work in other schools was harder.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2007

I am a past student who thinks WCHS is great. I am still recieving help from teachers and staff whenever i need it. I was prepared socially and do not place my college life on the those in the school system. It is a small town, poor poeple live there, students are getting eduacated as the best they can be do the location of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2006

I was born and raised in Wolfe County and went to Wolfe County schools myself. I later sent both of my daughters there upon returning to Wolfe County when they were young. I earned my Master's degree without any struggle academically or socially. I was taught well and provided superior guidance from a very personable staff and group of teachers offering programs including Spanish, Latin and Creative writing. My daughters both have gone on to college and graduated. One recieved a full scholarship to an out of state private college based on her academic background, superior leadership and ACT scores. She graduated at the top of her class. Wolfe County Schools are small, rural, and quaint but deliver the highest and most valuable education our kids could get in any school anywhere. They recieved this education with both love and pride given to them by a high caliber of wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 10, 2005

There is no foreign language teacher in this school. No football team. Basketball players and parents have favortism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

I have had two children go to this school, I have been there many times and was very involved with the school and I found it to be not be a very fair school for many children, It was alot in who you knew and if your child played sports, which mine did, but I saw alot of unfair things there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

I am not a parent yet, but I was a student there and I would say to the parents that are checking this school out for their child/children, it is a very nice school and the staff are good with the students.


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students52%
Female57%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female58%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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 Students42%
Female60%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities8%
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

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
34%
Biology I

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
28%
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 Students20%
Female18%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students35%
Female38%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students44%
Female54%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
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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Math growth at this school

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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.

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 99% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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189 North Johnson St
Campton, KY 41301
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