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Dixie Heights High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1441 students

 
 

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Posted September 29, 2012

Best thing to happen, Larry Tibbs stepping down. Simply poor as a disciplinarian. Should have been sent back to counseling duties years ago.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2011

My oldest son transferred to this school his Junior year. We transferred him from another Kenton County School that was considered one of the top school in Kenton County when we moved to the county in 1994. After my son began attending Dixie we saw the HUGE difference in corriculum alone. Dixie was so much more advanced that my son was actually behind. It took him almost his whole Junior year to be at the same level as the Dixie students. We wish we would have transferred him at the beginning of his High School years. My youngest son now attends Dixie and we are very happy with the school. My son is on the Deans list and in advanced classes. He is only a freshman but we are looking forward to the next 3 years. The school is very supportive of the academics as well as the MANY clubs and sporting activities at this school. I would recommend this school for anyone's child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Dixie Heights is educating students in many way, especially I find the Science Department to be doing the extra things needed to give the students the education that they will need to succeed in this modern world. They will need this to compete with the rest of the world.


Posted August 8, 2009

AP classes are great, but the none AP classes are not up to par....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

my son went there all four years and i must say it is a very fine school...sporting events are as big of a deal as their academics. i must say i am proud of haveing a son that is an alumni from this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

I am a sophomore at Dixie.. And anyone that says that this school is bad or doesnt mean standards is wrong!!! Dixie is a great school. All students have to do is keep up with the class. And if they do fall behide the teachers will do anything in their power to help them if the student is willing to try.. Best school I have been too.. Football is a big thing in this school too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

I would agree that some teachers are really well-intentioned. Football is a really big deal at this school. Yes your child will get 'lost' if you don't advocate strongly for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

It's the best school in the area to go to, hands-down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2007

Teachers are doing the best they can, but you will definitely have to fight for your children at this school. There is a marked lack of communication between administrators at this school. It would be very easy for kids to 'slip through the cracks' here. Parental involvement is seriously frowned upon. You will not feel welcome to ask questions or visit this school unless it's for a football game.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

This is a big school, don't let you child get 'lost' you must fight for your childs rights.
—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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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

Language Mechanics

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian18%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
African American17%
Asian15%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
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

Writing

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
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

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%
English II

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

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students46%
Female38%
Male53%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African American30%
Asian17%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%

English II

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
African American29%
Asian25%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities27%
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


College readiness rating 20143What's this?

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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 88% 81%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 3% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3010 Dixie Hwy
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 341-7650

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