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North Oldham High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1050 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

NOHS Mustangs: You've come so far in such a short time! A 'Great Schools' Rating, an athletic stadium to be proud of, an auditorium (WooHoo!!) that's almost done - and a beautiful media center... Now if we could just get those computers for that computer lab...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

NOHS is really a fun school, and they do try and make our learning experience as amazing as possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2009

There are few places that feel more like my home than NOHS. When I was going there I was at school more than I was at home. I was involved in many extra-curricular activities and all of the teachers are amazingly helpful and friendly. I even liked the teachers of the subjects I hate. NOHS is a great school and having attended OCHS my freshman year, I realize how much better North is. I graduated in 2006, when a bunch of political drama was going on, but I still love this school. Great academics, and a great, if not small, arts program make this school everything I wanted. It's not as if I had much choice in going here, but I'm glad this was my alma mater.


Posted June 9, 2009

I am a parent of four students one of which is graduating this week. All of my students are involved in sports and also make great grades due to the fantastic staff that goes the extra mile for them at North. It has been really rough on our student body the last two year because of construction but that is almost over and we are left with a brand new facility including a new football field with track accessories. I am not a political person at school, but I do take a huge interest in what my students are studying, when the have a test and being there for them when the are out at a sporting event. Go North!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

People who go to North take advantage of all of the privlidges we are given. As part of one of the first graduating classes I was not always so positive. The facilities were definitely lacking, but the staff and materials were not. No school is perfect but I have now graduated from a major university magna cum laude and I give North a lot of credit for that. I hated how hard things were when I went there, but I have since realized that because of those challenges I was more than successful in college. I believe there is no other high school that can prepare you better. No, not every NOHS graduate will go on to do something great but they gave us the foundation. In fact I have said college was fairly easy and I have to give NOHS credit for preparing me as much as they did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

With 4 yrs experience, I certainly agree with comment of 'school and all of the administration is highly political . Favoritism is strong for children whose parents are 'connected'.' However, the educational opportunities have been positive and above normal for this area and surrounding counties. This is why I choose the school initially. But child is mature enough to recognize the 'politics' running rampant. It has become a struggle to even go in and suffer through another day of BS. The administration must lack something very important to let 'connected parents' continue to call the shots in so many various aspects - from the office to athletic program. I have seen many excellent teachers depart - rather it be from their own accord or being run off? The newest principal does an excellent job of communicating with the parents through email, OneCall & mailings. Maybe things will improve more with time?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

This is a splendid school with outstanding success in all areas of achievement. The facility is splendid, the staff excellent and NOHS has a great future!


Posted July 12, 2008

North Oldham High School has been a disappointment since its doors opened. Two of my children attended this school, one an overachiever, the other an underachiever, and both look back miserably on their experiences, or lack there of, at this school. The facility lacked in every aspect of a high school, the school had tremendous leadership issues, running off many excellant teachers. I must say however, the current Principal seems to be turning things around. However be aware, should you choose to send your child here, the school and all of the administration is highly political . Favoritism is strong for children whose parents are 'connected'. I regret North Oldham High School was a part of my chilrens life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

I'm not sure why North Oldham gets such a great reputation. My high school experience has certainly been, like my rating, below average. The facilities have been terrible, the cafeteria is carpeted and our 'theatre' is a rickety platform in our cafetorium. It disgusts me to look back on my experience and I can't wait to graduate. Seeing as we are learning in a construction site the place will probably be a nice place in a few years. Until then, I strongly suggest South Oldham or a private school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2007

The new principal is doing a great job and has taken a good school with some leadership issues and turned it into a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

I have a Freshman at the school and have lived in the area since it was opened. My son is having a good year with several advanced class offerings, a good athletic program and never sees any safety or discipline issues. I can't comment on principle yet but seems to be doing a fine job. From an academic standpoint this is easily the best HS in Oldham County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

This school has the best teachers in the state they have wonderful opportunities at this school and the teaching environment is AMAZING! NO student is left behind .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

This school has only been opened since fall 2003 and has had some difficulty getting organized. Hopefully with the new pricipal starting in May 2006 (this will be the 5th 'principal' and or 'interim principal' at the school)things will turn around at this school. Lack of leadership has been a major issue and added chaos to the normal issues of opening a new high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 51% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female67%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
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

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities31%
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 73% in 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
69%
Biology I

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%
English II

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
U.S. History

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students74%
Female65%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities26%
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 92% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 11%
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 5%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1815 South Hwy 1793
Goshen, KY 40026
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