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Elizabethtown High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 8, 2014

I was wanting to move to Elizabethtown, but I am second guessing that now, due to the comments of this school. Although, I am sure my children would fit in as they always have, Im not sure I would be able to hold my temper with the teachers if they were to sideline my children just because they are out of town. I am a very devoted parent in the PTO and always volunteering at the school. The staff love me and I them, but of course, where my children go to school, is probably the best in the U.S. Anyways, before moving, I shall thoroughly examine this school and conclude my own decision. I assure I have no problem speaking to the mayor or board of directors or going to the news. I'm VERY dedicated and it helps that I am familiar with the laws of education. So far I rate this school a 2.5, just from the honest reviews, not the fake ones. Believe me, I have enough time in to tell the difference.


Posted June 11, 2013

The low-starring reviews are right on. I moved here in seventh grade and I can feel and see the outsider part. They discriminate against outsiders in everything form sports to programs such as GSP. It was my dream from when I moved here that I wanted to get into GSP. I was a straight-A student before I went here and now my GPA has tanked even though I work harder and the curriculum is easier. With a 3.5 GPA, a 30 on my ACT, an 1840 on my SAT, medical research papers published, and more, I was denied a spot. Some of the people who did get a spot had 4.0's, but only 1 had an ACT score of higher than 26, no one took the SAT, and absolutely no one had any medical research. The education needs a lot of maintenance, yet what do they do? They break ground on an athletic complex. Genius. Most of the teachers are there just to collect a paycheck (there is the rare good teacher), the kids are stuck-up and obnoxious, and everyone hates it. Their priorities are so out of order, and it is just not a good educational environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2011

Etown is an excellent school. Whoever said that there kid was treated differently in sports and doesn't play because they are an "outsider" is SO FUNNY! I went to school at Etown and there were several "outsiders" that played sports. Etown has an excellent sports program. Maybe your kid just isn't very good in sports ( A Scrub). If you can't run with the big dogs, keep your kid on the porch. Go Panthers!


Posted June 27, 2011

Unfortunately, if you are not from Elizabethtown, but move here during middle school or high school, you are an outsider and treated very differently in the classrooms and on the athletic fields. In athletics, outsiders have a tough time getting playing time. They may make the team, but tend to ride the bench regardless of talent. It is much the same way in the classroom. Students are sacrificed in favor of rules, regulations, and standards. At Elizabethtown High School, it's all about traditions and not much about students. Very unfortunate. EHS has the potential to be a great school, but it is currently very far from being in that category.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

I attend EHS and I believe that it is a great school. Sure, the dress code is strict. That part isn't always fun. But the teachers and staff are preparing us for future jobs where we will have to be able to look appropriate. Sports are taken seriously but the staff always considers that you are a student before an athlete. I am a sports player and I have seen this played out in my school. I'm proud to go to Etown and would gladly send my kids here in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

I attended this school from 91-94 and had a great time. I was a child that required alot of maintenance, but the teachers never gave up. Now I have the honor of allowing my children to attend this school system and it is GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

This schol has its priorities seriously out of order. Dress code is more important than education. More ' popular' students are given more advantages than others.School is cancelled for sports activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I am a student that moved to this school a year ago. This is a school that has some seriously wrong problems. The teachers don't help all of the students with equal support. Teachers only try to help student with straight A's, the students who need the real help are ignored and forgotten. The dress code at the school is much to strict. The children are spoiled and stuck up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2006

I graduated from EHS in 2003, and I am very thankful that I had the privilege to go there. The education, experiences, and school spirit at EHS were the best in the state. I hope that when I have kids, they will be able to attend a school like EHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 26, 2005

Elizabethtown Independent Schools is an excellent school system. Academics is always a priority with the schools consistently ranking top in the state. Great programs available for advanced classes, AP classes, independent study, virtual high school classes, community college classes (at ECC)- a wide variety of options to meet individual needs. Schools also provide various sports, music, art and extracurricular activity options including beginning new activities/service projects, etc. Excellent school district to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

Elizabethtown High School truly is a school of excellence. Despite being a small independent high school with an enrollment under 1000, they repeatedly score in the top 10% of the state on standardized tests. College professors say they recognize these students by their work! Music, art and sports are all available. As well as strong extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is just amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male57%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female56%
Male40%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged21%
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

Writing

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
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

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%
Biology I

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%
English II

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%
U.S. History

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 80% 81%
Black 12% 11%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 35%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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620 North Mulberry St
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 769-3381

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