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Grant County High School

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Posted July 23, 2012

This is far and away the worst school I've worked at. The students are passed along without doing the required coursework. Discipline is horrible. They had 40+ fights last year and that was an improvement. If you're not buddy buddy with the admin look out. If you have any other place to send your child, do it. 90% of the teachers that have high school aged kids send them elsewhere. That should tell you something. The superintendent even sent one of his kids somewhere else. Awful school. They also don't care about sports. Every coach but one has left from the previous year. That should tell you something about the administration. Horrible school with unqualified administrators. Bad all the way around.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2011

I think that Grant County High School might have a bunch of drama with the kids not doing work or being roudy, but it is a great school in my opinion. The teachers are fantastic at what they do and most of them know how to control the kids. My english teacher has only been here for 2 years and is already basically the head of the department, and has done wonders for the school. My Choir teacher is a great influence on us aswell as the rest of the staff. I think that what this school had accomplished the past few years is great! I am proud to go to Grant County High School. It has given me many great opportunities and experiences!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

I attended this school, my husband attended this school and my 14 yr old son attended 9th grade in this school, needless to say, I homeschool now and am really tapping into my son's full potential that was being suppressed by a school system who basis its value on if you can shoot a hoop or not. The curriculum is dry, dull and does not engage the students to their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I go to this school. I feel like i dont learn much. Clases are so boring cuz of so many kids getting into trouble.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2009

Grant County High School has a new drop out prevention program to help re-gain the lost credits of its students. It also has new tutoring systems, and learning aid! If it werent for grant county high school i wouldnt be graduating next year
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Teachers work hard and care about kids. Wonderful Adminsitrative Team
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have been so impressed with the students and the staff! What a positive place to work and learn!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Grant County High School has a top class academic system, we have had a decrease in drop outs in the last 4 years. The Junior ROTC program at the school has given us many opportunities such as 4 year Scholarships, Leadership Skills,ect... Grant County High School has an amazing afterschool selection on extracurriculars, such as: Soccer, STLP, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, Softball, Football, Track, Cross Country, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Dance Team, NHS, Teen Court, Big Brother/Big Sister Program, Jrotc Drill and Raider Teams, and so much more. That is why Grant County High School is Great!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

Im a member of the class of '09 and this has been my best year of school(not just high school all 12 years!) and that is a big thanks to Miss. Hearald!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I am a former student of Grant County High class of 2003. I was highly concerned about the level of education that I received from Grant County when I entered into college at Thomas More College in northern Kentucky. I had heard a multitude of negative comments regarding the education and the teacher/admin/principle relationships from Grant County. However, when I attended college I found that I was very well prepared and that the teachers and administration from Grant County had instilled in me the proper student work ethic and basic reponsibilities to succeed in college. There were a lot of different groups of students at the high school when I attended there but that is a part of high school. These groups should'nt define you as an individual and you should always strive to acheive. Throug the transition I learned that you will get out of it what you put in.


Posted January 15, 2008

Another great thing about this school is there isnt a clique problem!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Grant County Schools should keep up the good work and my family really appreciates all that they have done for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

I currently attend GCHS and will graduate with the class of 2008. I do well in classes and have gained a lot of perspective, but I can't say that I can be entirely impartial. My school is a pretty good school; we don't have many social problems among the students. However that doesn't mean we don't have our problems--most of which are initiated and perpetuated by the administration. Some of my teachers are amazing. If you like policies and protocol, then GCHS is for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2005

Although I am not a parent, I am a former student, I thought that you all should be aware of how it affects the students that attend college after attending this school. I now attend Morehead State University. As far as GCHS preparing me for the future, it did and didn't. I was under two completely different principals. The first was very caring and with her we had a very low drop out rate because Mrs. Doyle actually cared about the students all of them. She came to all the events she could. When she left a lot of the hope that students on that line had died. The latter did not care about her students or at least that what it seemed. Overall I feel that the block schedule that it once had prepared me greatly for college life, But they did away with that once Ms. Lamb was there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2005

I absolutely LOVE Ms. Lamb! I think she is a great principal. Both of my daughters love her. I think she has really done same good for Grant County High School. She makes rules and enforces them- to EVERYONE. My kids really like that. She's easy going and works with you on problems. The teachers are great too. They have a wonderful variety of electives too. I think it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

The whole KERA and CATS testing ordeal is a JOKE! ALL this district cares about are test scores. Actual learning is NOT a priority. EVERYTHING that happens here is geared toward the CATS test. Even parking passes are distributed on the basis of how well a student does on the previous years CATS scores. One the subject of the principal....just one word...HORRIBLE! Parents should also pay VERY CLOSE attention to their child's lunch account. There have been some major issues of overcharging. It took me 3 1/2 to 4 years to resolve the issue I had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

If I had known that GCHS did not special education classes to those who were slow I would have never brought my kids here. They throw them in class's with regular students and expect them to learn the same thing. No wonder my kids have gave up on trying to pass their class's when their teacher's don't even allow them to bring home their notes because she is afraid they will lose them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

This school doesn't have drop out prevention tactics. Look at the number of drop outs in the past 2 years and then look at the number of drop outs from when Mrs. Doyle was principal. Mrs. Lamb has no interaction with students and is more worried about school funding than the students. Mrs. Doyle put the students first and helped them. She reached out to them and listened. Mrs. Lamb thinks by taking our hoodies away that's going to make the students respect her. It's not!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2004

The school is on the way up! New principal has made positive change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2004

This school offers 'drop out prevention' courses, which total up to more classes then the actual academics. My child came to this school from one of the highest rated schools in Cincinnati, and after her first year her use of vocabulary went down, and she no longer had an interest in learning.
—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 51% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
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%
Female54%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female34%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students52%
Female62%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities21%
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 73% in 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

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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 65% in 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

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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

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%
Biology I

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%
English II

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%
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%
Female18%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students32%
Female27%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students46%
Female55%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 81%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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