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John Hardin High School

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Posted February 16, 2010

Our school is gaining more of a bad reputation, and for the most part this is for good reason. The administration is lacking in many regards. Nothing is really enforced, and the well behaved honor students are treated as second priority under the trouble makers. The upset of this year is that the attendance final exemption policy has been taken back, which would be understandable if any of the students or parents had had a say in the matter. That was the policy we all signed for when we signed the beginning of the year handbooks, so it shouldn't be taken away without consent. This is the latest in the long line of decisions John Hardin has made under the new administration that have hindered student progress, starting with the Freshman academy and the unweighted AP classes. We have some really strong teachers, but some things need to change at JHHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

John Hardin High School is the greatest school because there are many classes and clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

I completely agree with the student who said the attitudes of many John Hardin students need a tune-up. The problem is rude students and those students who have total disrespect towards one another and school personnel. This is a problem common to teens and high schools; however, in the past such attitudes of rudeness and disrespect were not tolerated at John Hardin. This situation has totally gotten out of hand and the leaders of this school had better grab the reins quick. I am a native Hardin Countian and I love our schools. Our educational system is exceptional. One of the things that make it exceptional is the students- who for the most part are kind, friendly, and supportive to one another and their school personnel. This is quickly becoming not true at John Hardin. I do have faith that the leaders of John will find a solution to this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

As for as academics, John Hardin is a good school. The AP classes are difficult and I worked hard for my grades. But I believe that student life and additude is equally important as academics. Students at JHHS were rude and cliques were a major problem. It was rare to go a week without seeing a fight break out in the hallways. Disipline and respect are a major issue at this school and hindered my learns, as well as my high school experience. I eventually transferred high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

John Hardin is a newer school. I would recommend it to anyone in the E-town area. I went there for a few years and am proud to say I went to that school. The teachers were excellent and they have all sorts of after-schools clubs and things to help you and your child get involved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

Great school with good parent involvement. I am proud to say my son attends John Hardin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

i think its a great school. but i think they are a little strict on certion things. overall its a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2005

I have two children attending John Hardin and they are well behaved, polite honor students. We as a family not only understand, but also encourage perfect attendance. There are times when missing school become necessary and a parent should be able to make that decision. The requirement to take a final examine should it become necessary to miss a class is over the top. What idiot ever came up with that? If that is the best we as intelligent adults can come up with we have failed. Our children have to be educated, but if continued abuse of school authority becomes the norm we will have to go elsewhere. Please tell me I am wrong and this policy does not exist!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

I think that its a good school overall although I think that their too strict on some things and not on others. The teachers are great and they help us kids out. ...Mrs. Wheeler & Mrs. Hobbs are the best!!. They help us out whenever we need hep & they also can relate to us..they need a raise! Lol j/j. Actually they deserve one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2004

Personally, I like the idea of 'Moving Zones', which prevent students from loitering in the already crowded areas. Lack of loitering prevents trouble such as fights and other dangerous activities that could harm everyone. Wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2003

It's a great school, but the 'Moving Zone' signs make the students feel like Middle Schoolers. The school only offers the basic after school sports, and football, baseball, and basketball are the only sports that are really suported! I would love to see more than one teacher contact the parents. My child says that she likes the block classes. Even though this means she has to earn more credits!
—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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female43%
Male31%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged23%
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 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 Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities29%
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

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
36%
Biology I

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%
English II

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students29%
Female29%
Male29%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students44%
Female36%
Male54%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
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 62% 81%
Black 24% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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384 West A. Jenkins Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 769-8906

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