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Royal Spring Middle School

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Posted August 22, 2013

I'm actually a student here at royal springs. This school is good and bad. Pros: some teachers are very nice and they have a lot of great aphl classes. Con: some teachers aren't as nice. And the food here taste terrible. Some of the rules here are pointless. Also in advanced math classes the teachers act like we are way more capable of doing more work. Like the other classes get 30 problems for homework and we get 60. It isn't fair. Also though this seems like the best middle school in georgetown I am still not very fond of it. They still treat us like children. And they act like high school is prison. But my sister says that high school is actually easier.


Posted February 7, 2013

PROS: 6th grade teachers. Discipline and order. Pleasant environment. Parent support. Availability of current grades and assignments to parents. CONS: Adherence to a few ridiculous district rules (rather than using common sense.) Focus on image of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

My experience with Royal Springs is not good. The teachers are rude and snobby. They make you feel like trash if you are not loaded with lots of money. The are more concerned about the image of the school instead of the childrens best intrests.Any child with an opion is not heard and is labled as a bad child. The principal is VERY offensive to parents and children. I SUGGEST YOU DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION NEEDS TO LOOK INTO HOW THEY ARE TREATING OUR CHILDREN AND PARENTS!


Posted October 21, 2010

This is my oldest third year at RSMS and I have been thrilled. The teachers care, the school is beautiful and well kept. Middle School has been an adjustment for my child though as this was the first time he has ever been challenged at his academic level. The 2009 teacher of the year, Willow Hambrick is that one of a kind teacher that will actually prepare your children for higher learning. She is amazing and I am so thankful my son has had her for two years now!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

The education at Royal Spring Middle is superior to the other middle schools around BY FAR. I have two children attending RSMS, and they absolutely love it there. They have excellent teachers, especially Mrs. Hambrick (2009 KY Middle School Teacher of the Year), a great principal who cares about the students, and awesome extracurricular activities, not to mention a beautiful school building. The students at RSMS dress for success, as the future professionals they are being prepared to be. I couldn't be happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

RSMS offers a challenging education in Georgetown, Ky. My son is in Mrs. Hambrick's Honors Language Arts class and he loves it! The athletic programs offer new facilities and incredible coaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My son has gone to royal spring now for 2 years and loves it. The only thing i have with this school is there dress code when the high school and elementary do not have it so what is the point?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

My Son went to this school and absolutely hated it. The teachers are demeaning and rude. The 6th grade assistant principle is very closed minded and unhelpful. I truly feel for any parent who allows their child to attend this school. My Son now attends GMS and absoltutely loves going there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

I love it at RSMS! The teachers are kind, caring, and actually help the student if they need it! We have great staff and AHPL teachers, including a great Band teacher, and an awesome chorus teacher. We are new, I know that, but our academic average is very high and I would highly suggest this school from a students perspective!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2009

RSMS is the best school in scott county. It sets up a great working enviroment where kids can study their hardest and the teachers actually help the students learn instead of giving them busy work. It is new school but it is really great.
—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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male57%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female77%
Male60%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male41%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female73%
Male54%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female71%
Male56%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities16%
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

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
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2012

 
 
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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

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 85% 81%
Black 8% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 34%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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