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Glasgow High School

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted February 7, 2008

A wonderful school, it teaches students everything they need to know and more. Just wish it was a newer building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

If you are moving to the Barren County area this is your school of choice. Outstanding teachers that demand students achieve at high levels. One of the top schools in the state. Simply the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

Outstanding school on many levels. Dedicated teachers/administration, wide variety of course offerings, small classes, above average ACT/CATs, ranked among top schools in KY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

GHS and the entire Glasgow Independent School system is head and shoulders above the other area schools. GHS is ranking in the 25 performing schools and consistently produces well-training, well-prepared students. Students from GHS attend pretigious colleges and universities and preform well-above the national ACT testing standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

One of the most overachieving schools in the state. Test scores, sports teams, and extracurricular achievements are always competitive with schools much larger than GHS. Yet, the small size gives kids the opportunity to know all of their teachers very well, and to know pretty much every student in the school. It really felt like home for me when I was a student there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 28, 2004

Glasgow High School has a strong tradition of excellence in both the classroom and in our extracurricular activities. Our marching band is known throughout the state for our 'Marching Kilts'. Our sports team have participated in state tournaments from girls' golf to football to soccer (b&g) to swimming to tennis to baseball to track. We have started a lacrosse team. There are several strong student organizations such as the Beta Club, FCCLA, and DECA. The students travel with these organizations to compete in state and national conventions. Our students have been accepted into colleges such as Stanford, Brown, and Vanderbilt. We send quite a number of our students to state colleges and universities to use their KEES scholarship money.
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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

Language Mechanics

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female39%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male67%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities28%
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

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%
Biology I

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
24%
English II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students44%
Female40%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students60%
Female62%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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

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 79% 81%
Black 11% 11%
Hispanic 5% 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 43%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1601 Columbia Ave
Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 651-8801

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