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Western Hills High School

Public | 9-12 | 769 students

 
 

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2 stars


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Posted September 16, 2009

Western Hills is a high quality school with an excellent program. Both athletic and academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

As a student I can see how people on the outside think that WHHS is a good school. The students are very intelligent and will continue to do good on CATs testing. However there are major problems within the school, as there are in every school. But at this school there is a major problem with smoking in the bathrooms. Something that has gotten worse over the last four years. It's extremely hard to perform your best when you can't go in the bathrooms without coming out smelling like smoke and see that nothing is being done to stop the problem. It makes you think less of the administration and what they are doing. At school there isn't a lot of school spirit and it's because of the lack of respect in the administration.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male46%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female52%
Male35%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities11%
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

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities29%
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

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%
Biology I

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%
English II

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%
U.S. History

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
34%
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 Students41%
Female45%
Male36%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students41%
Female45%
Male38%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students62%
Female71%
Male53%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students51%
Female42%
Male63%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities42%
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 87% 82%
Black 6% 11%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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