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Rector A. Jones Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 677 students

 
 

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Posted November 18, 2005

I am a parent of a child that went 3 years at ra and all i can say is thank god they are out! i would and should have drove them to ockerman middle for 3 years. All i know is myself, my husband and 10 other parents celebrated after 8th grade graduation. Teachers for the most part were great, it was just everything else. The best part was 8th graders going to boone orientation and being booed because they went to ra jones. Cheerleading, sports what a joke go to ra and then go to gray or ockerman to see a real team participate sorry tried to make it work 3 long years but after hit lists, etc. No positive here. They might be more involved or included more if would have went to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

I'm a student at R.A. and there seriously isn't anything wrong with this school. People say that the school doesn't care about the students but they do. Yea, their dress code is strick but their trying to help prevent problems.If R.A. Jones didn't care about the students then it wouldn't even exist because someone would've tried their best to ruin it. Please think about what I just said before you try and critsize ur school. Try being a student, teacher or a staff member at R.A. and see why they care. ~Joy P
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2005

You know what? RA is the BEST middle school around!! Many parents are involved and it's a great school.. There are so many school activites, and watchful/caring teachers. So the next time you want to talk bad about our school, you should think first.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2005

R.A. is a middle school which has very poor teachers and staff.Every one who goes there with an AB average goes out with an F or lower.Sudents go there happy and come back upset and sad..Because they don't relly cair for there studentd if there is a problem the teachers and staff just sit arond and say deel with it they are to lazy to get up and fix it.I no that buy my childs experence..A teacher was told my child was being herassed buy a nother child but the teacher didn't cair.Its sad relly i now was infromed buy my friend they hafe to wear green gold or white polo t's and thats bs make the staff have a dress code OMG R.A. Jones needs HELP!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

I had a daughter that attend RA. I was very disappointed on how the whole facilty acts towards there students. I guess the world for teachers and principles that care is over. My daughter went from an AB student to a DF student. Because of bullies and no one would help her. She was told just go to the office and stay there until her next class. How in the world did this help her, I haven't got a clue. My husbend and I tried to talk to the principle and teachers. That was a joke, they talked good but never go through with what they said. So my daughter did not finish out her 8th grade year at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

I think R.A is a safe school. I go there and going there is one of the best Schools I ever went to. I am able to reach my fullness in a safe enviroment. The dress code might be strict but they make it so everyone can learn to their fulliest. Without clothes being a matter. I can do any extracuricular activity I want, chorus or band.The art and gym and computers and Health are top of the line classes. I'm glad I go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2005

I am a teacher here at RA Jones Middle school. I am constantly amazed at how many people really don't know what happens here at RA. First, the students are not a bunch of bullies who victimize classmates. Fights happen in ALL schools. RA takes steps to see that teachers are in the hallways during class changes to watch over each child. The teachers here are caring, concerned professionals who often stay after school to help students who need it. The administration and faculty have one goal in mind - make RA a safe, caring, learning environment. I am proud to teach at RA!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2005

'This school is awesome, there is alot of hands on activities and helpful teachers. Anyone that says bad things about this school is crazy, you come step in their shoes'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

There is not alot of parent involvement in this school. Most of the students that go to this school either end up starting a fight or being the victim in a fight and the schools doesn't really care anymore. it doesn't concern them that children are being victimised in their school.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students31%
Female36%
Male27%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female41%
Male27%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial9%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female38%
Male32%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female52%
Male30%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners15%
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 Students25%
Female21%
Male29%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male37%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners26%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners26%
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 Students31%
Female27%
Male34%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners5%

Reading

All Students45%
Female49%
Male43%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners10%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners60%

Writing

All Students26%
Female31%
Male21%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%
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

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

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n/a

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

 
 
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 74% 81%
Hispanic 14% 4%
Black 8% 11%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 68%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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