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Talton K Stone Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 576 students

 
 

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Posted September 22, 2012

TK used to an okay school, but it has changed a lot since I have left and gone to the high school. My little sister goes here and is always telling me how bad it's gotten. The dress code has gotten unreasonable, girls can't carry purses because boys can't, no hole in pants even with something under it and just other unreasonable things. Teachers show a lot of favoritism towards the more "popular" students. After the old vice principal left its not the same. This school needs to show every child here respect and care more about the education and the bullying that's going on, not minor problems in dress code!


Posted November 17, 2010

My daughter has went from struggling in 5th grade to all A's and B's. She participates in extra activities and has shown just a complete turn around since coming here. I thing the staff and all involved are just a tremendous asset and I adore them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

TK Stone has a great family atmosphere, and teachers/staff are helpful to students/parents. The students are very respectful and hard workers to earn their grades. Academic area is not challenging, but their grading scores are higher that county schools. Sport participation has 100% favoritism, which it s not good for the school athletic Dept. Coaches favorite their athlete, regardless if they are not the most talented athlete. So watch out for that favoritism when it comes to sports. If we re to settle here in Etown, we would allow our children to attend Etown Independent Schools. Their test scores are higher than county schools and less stressful environment for students/parents within school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

After moving here from CA. I also wanted to keep my child in a good school with top ratings. I am very pleased. After being station all around the the world this is one of the best schools my child has attended . Hats off to all the staff at Talton K Stone Middle that really makes a different in the lives of students. Thanks Mrs. Sago
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

Talton k. Middle School, I think, has worked really hard to make it a better place. The academic rank of this school is also quite high. One thing they can do to improve the students academics is to offer more challenging things for students who think that the class isnt challenging enough or is to easy for them. My child experienced this. She is a straight A student I think however the classes were too easy for her. And when I went to have a conversation with the principal about this she didnt even give me a valid reason for why she couldnt take more challenging class which were more appropraite for her level.
—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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students53%
Female63%
Male44%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students30%
Female35%
Male25%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial8%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female58%
Male41%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female75%
Male45%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students45%
Female53%
Male38%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female67%
Male50%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female58%
Male33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities5%
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

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
n/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

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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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

Above 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 72% 81%
Black 15% 11%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
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 48%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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