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Ockerman Middle School

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Posted May 29, 2014

I went to school here in the early and mid 80's. I was bullied, and a number of teachers contributed to it by making fun of me or giving me gooney looks in front of other students. Pretty unprofessional and quite pathetic that an adult that should know better would make fun of an insecure pre-teen kid. I originally listed names, but they deleted my review. Ironic that I'm censored but the teachers are protected and get away scot free with their actions.


Posted June 10, 2012

I am a student just coming out of OMS, and heading to high school. The staff is AMAZING. We also have excellent extra-curricular activities, especially our speech and drama. The teachers are excellent except for 1 or 2. The reason I give a four is because some of the other kids can be mean, and more often than not they get away with it. However, when they do catch it, they punish them harshly, which I think is good, since they deserve it.


Posted December 20, 2010

i am currently a student here and i attended ra jones last year and love this school wayyy better the kids here are just better behaved and it has a nice princable,(exuse my spelling) and there are hardly eny curs words compared to ra.


Posted November 29, 2010

I am an Ockerman student and I agree with everything that the bad comments have to say. The students use curse words on a daily basis and the teachers are just as bad if not worse. I've heard at least 20 different curse words each day since I've been at this school. They also have a raging bullying problem that the adminstration doesn't handle properly, if at all.


Posted November 5, 2010

The worse school I have ever seen in a decent area. The teachers are low lifes that tell the kids they dont care if they suceed or if they go outside to smoke. These teachers all have issues. They even tell the kids about family problems that they have, instead of teaching. They dont take the time to hear the kids out and they have lost my kids work many times. The leadership is just as poor! They really do NOT CARE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I have had children in this school for four years. The principal and teachers have been wonderful. No school is perfect, but my children are above average students who felt challenged and valued as people while at this school. We have been happy to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

Great wrestling team great at sports a place where your child can succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

My child feels that this school spends too much time and money worshiping the sports people and not enough the academic people. My kid works her butt off with speech and drama and they don't get any attiton and they dont get reconzied. My kid also has friends in the band and they are made fun. The books in the library are old and out dated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

Ockerman middle school use to be one of the top schools in the county. At this time I can't wait for my son to move on to the high school. I have found that the teachers seem to just not care. I wish the teachers would learn how to use STI the proper way and in a timely fashion it is hard to help your child if you are unable to see grades. I wish I could say that the last 3 years has been a good experience but I am unable to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

'I am a very upset student with Ockerman, because all ockerman does is take it's best students to the top and leaves all the others all on there own not trying to give them a full potentual chance to suceed. Ockerman takes no action to take care of it's bullied kids and all teachers do is ignore it, completely. There is no structure what so ever in this school. All that madder to Ockerman is it's basketball, Cheerleading, and achadimic team members. Everyone else is just a student that doesn't matter.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2005

I feel as if Ockerman Middle School, was an excellent school. I used to attend Private School up until the 5th grade, so I can truthfully say that I received an excellent education! It was also rated one of the best schools in Kentucky! I believe that most of the teachers did an excellent job, but some of them didn't. If nothing else, send your child to Ockerman, their 7th or 8th grade year; that's when the great learning really begins. I don't have much to say about 6th grade, since I struggled too much, however I am thankful anyway. I would say that the safety is excellent, but their discipline is un called for! I just wish that schools would be strict like they used to be. However, I highly reccomend this school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 17, 2004

My son went to Ockerman through the 8th grade. He participated in sports and is now on the Boone High School Junior Varsity team. I liked the educational and extra curricular activities made available to him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have had two children attend Ockerman Middle. I feel if you have a child that dosent need much attention Ockerman Middle is fine, but if your child needs help with Math or Science in the 7th or 8th grades you need to seek out tutoring or possibly if you can afford it private schooling.
—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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students52%
Female62%
Male44%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial65%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female52%
Male27%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial41%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners20%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female53%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities7%
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

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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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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

 
 
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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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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 86% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 3% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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