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Elkhorn Middle School

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 28, 2014

While no school is perfect, Elkhorn Middle School strives to be the best it can be. Opportunities abound for students at EMS. Many of the reviews here are several years old. I believe that if the same people were to come back and see the school now, the would review it differently. The teachers at EMS are always working to try new things to reach each and every student.


Posted April 28, 2014

Im a student and I love it here. The teachers actually care about you. Im extremely smart and they knew it. They knew what im capable of. Thank you!


Posted October 27, 2013

My school is working toward a positive learning environment. I educate there and others I work with are interested in the best possible outcome for our students. Teachers know and respect the fact that we can always get better and better. We feel the same about our students. Students need accountability and they too, can get better and better. Most educators are intrinsically motivated. so when our students achieve, we are truly happy and will work harder for more gains. Two things come to mind for improvement. EMS communication to the community and the community assisting more with the achievement of our children. It will take us all working together- Partners for our future. Thanks to each and every parent/family member/guardian who assists at this time.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2012

I am a student at this school, and I am overall okay with it. My only problem is that sports are emphasized as more important than academics or other extracurricular activities. I made it to State in Academic team and I got a poster. ONE POSTER. The girls basketball team, even though I know they deserved it (They're GREAT), got so many pep rallies. I got a lead role in the High School's musical and I got no recognition. I just want it to be fair for everyone. But over all, it;s very good.


Posted May 9, 2012

I am so disheartened with this school that I am having trouble putting it into words. I am a big supporter of the public school system, which is one of the reasons I find it difficult to write this negative review. In her two years there, my daughter has watched cartoons in her classes instead of working on content, been intimindated by a band teacher, had to work around unrealistic rules that discourages children from using the school library, and most notably, dealt with a very unreasonable teacher. She lost 20% of her math grade because she did not write her name on the paper. That is a behaviorial issue, and is not supposed to count as a grade. She lost 10 points off another assignment because she did not write her last name on her paper. This same teacher lost one of her assignements. Although the Superintendent agrees with me, the principal stands ups for the teachers on every issue without fail. I cannot in good conscious rate this school higher than 1-star. This is, by far, the worst school my daughter has ever attended. My wife and I had been told this was a "bad school" beforehand. It was our fault for not heeding the warnings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

Excellent school with many offerings for extracurricular activities. Very strong athletic programs as well as academic and choral/drama programs. Office staff is very helpful. Teachers have been great at working with kids even meeting them before and after school if needed. Very good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

I was shocked to see this school with a "2" rating, until I noticed the most recent test scores listed were from 2009. We are in the middle of our third year at this school and have nothing but praises for the administration and staff. The discipline code is excellent and I appreciate the exercises in goal setting and good study habits that the students are required to complete. The school has had tremendous success with their boys & girls basketball programs, cross country teams, choral and band departments and news media team, as well as many other offerings in which Elkhorn students may choose to participate. There is currently a great sense of student pride at Elkhorn and I believe that this website is inaccurate with its review of this school. I also question the validity of all the school ratings based on their lack of updated information. I was asked about signing up for a monthly newsletter and phone app, but don't see the point when the information is three years old!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

Elkhorn Middle School is now a great school b/c are school has a new discipline at Elkhorn Middle School we now have cameras in are school now and new staff members at are school now are safety is now better than what it used to be last year. I love Elkhorn Middle School now b/c we have better discipline and safety than we did last year and that are school has cameras now so heres my rating so have a nice day..
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2009

Reviews are only as strong and objective as the persons who write them. Our data shows that 89% of our students have not had one office write up. Accountibility on both leadership and students brought the school into a hardship in the area of dicipline. The school has now adopted the KYCID (Kentucky Center for Dicipline) and only works with data to drive the changes in our system. We have 80% buy in from teachers, more support from the community and appropriate student behavior and accountibilty are rewarded. I am national board certified and would not desire to teach anywhere else. The children I teach are diamonds in the rough awaiting just the shine........That shine is up to teachers to produce and up to the community to admire.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 23, 2007

School is not for everyone. Teachers change often and students are bullied. The discipline is not as good as the rest of the district. I recommend another school for a good education.
—Submitted by a 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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students33%
Female43%
Male23%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students33%
Female39%
Male27%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male34%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female65%
Male26%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
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 Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial9%
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female48%
Male53%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male23%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female47%
Male38%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female41%
Male21%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities21%
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

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 81%
Black 11% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Frankfort, KY 40601
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