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Turkey Foot Middle School

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Posted April 29, 2012

Our son is currently enrolled in 7th grade and our daughter will be attending 6th grade. There is excellent parent involvement, a wide variety of extracurricular activities to choose from, and top-notch teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

I have two kids that are open-enrolled at Turkeyfoot Middle School and could not be happier. TFMS offers great learning opportunities for the students. My 8th grader is taking two classes for high school credit. They can begin taking Spanish in the 8th grade. The list of extra-curricular opportunities is quite impressive they have something for everyone! If open-enrollment was not an option in Kenton County, I would not have hesitated to move to ensure my kids received the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

I just graduated from TFMS, I went there all 3 years. The new school is outstanding! Turkey Foot Middle School gave me the challenge I needed to step up my game, and work for my grades. Most of the teachers are kind, and the staff is great. Lunches taste very good, and the cafeteria staff is very cool. Classes are fun, and with the SmartBoards it makes learning.... easier. This is one of the best schools you can find.


Posted October 7, 2010

I give new Turkey Foot Middle School a "A+"!. The old school may have been unwelcoming and..... OLD, but the new school is inventive, beautiful, green (as in helps the environment), and is very welcoming! I love everything about it and so does my daughter and son who both go there! Thanks to the new school, they are both always excited to go to school, and being preteens it wouldn't normally happen! I highly recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to be challenged in a welcoming, safe, clean environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

My daughter is an eighth grader and my son is a 6th grader. This school excels in all areas. Teachers are very attentive. I highly recommend TFMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

My daughter is an open enroll student at TFMS and loves it! She has had absolutely no problems with teachers, classes, or other students. It has been nothing but a positive experience. Parental involvement is encouraged and the Indians Club is a dedicated group of parents who strive to make the school community better for the students, parents and faculty. There are lots of extra curricular activities for the students to participate in--Yes...cheerleading and football. But there's also drama club, odyssey of the mind, forensics team, academic team, future problem solving, guitar club, volleyball, dance team, girls and boys basketball, track, and more. My daughter is a 6th grader and the transition from elementary school to middle school has been a very smooth one. Thanks to the wonderful staff at TFMS. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

This is by far the best school in the area. I am so proud! academics are outstanding as well as athletics! I highly would recommend coming here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

There is a wide range in academic skills in the student body. This schools good reputation rests on the students opting to attend not the students zoned to attend. The behavior and need of discipline also reflects this situation. If you choose for your MS student to attend this school, be prepared to be active in deflecting some surprisingly strong behavioral issues from the other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I agree with most of the parent reviews that TFMS is a great school with highly qualified and responsive teachers and staff members. The band instructor is wonderful and I would highly recommend your son or daughter enrolling in band class. My son is now in high school doing extremely well and my daughter is a 7th grader at TFMS. The educational programs and opportunities during her 6th grade year were great! She was able to work at an excelerated level and was challenged without being overwhelmed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

This is my daughter's third year at Turkey Foot Middle School. I haven't encountered a 'bad' teacher; and the principal is very attentive. The extracurricular activities are plentiful. Parental involvment is encouraged. My 8th grade daughter loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

Turkey foot is the way to go ! I went there for my 6th grade year during 2006-2007 and it was great. There teachers are excellent and the princapal is so fun and awsome! The band teacher is so fun and so is the rest of them you would be so lucky to go to this school! and if you say anything bad about this school your crazy! GO TFMS!:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2005

The Kenton County school district seems to be striving to attract and keep the most disinterested, jaded teachers and administrators in the state. Music, art, theater, are not invested in nor is the possibility ever discussed. Extracurricular activities are virtually nonexistent unless your child plays football or is a cheerleader. To say that bullying runs rampant and unchecked at this school is an understatement. Parental involvement is seriously frowned upon. If you enroll your children here, be prepared for battle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Turkey foot was a wonderful school. My student loved it. He was very impressed with the princapal and the teachers. I was glad that that school had a good dress code and the it was strickly infornce. I never worryed that I was sending my children to a bad school when they were at turkey foot.
—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.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students50%
Female57%
Male42%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male49%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female65%
Male36%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners30%
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%
Female52%
Male46%
African American8%
Asian25%
Hispanic15%
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
African American33%
Asian25%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female66%
Male67%
African American50%
Asian33%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners13%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female62%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female51%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial47%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
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 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

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.

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2012

 
 
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Biology I

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

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2012

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

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 87% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 3% 11%
Two or more races 3% 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 32%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Edgewood, KY 41017
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