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Mercer County Senior High School

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Posted October 29, 2013

This school let's kids and teachers bully other kids. If your child had special needs do not send them to any Mercer County Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

My son is a Junior at Mercer County Senior High School. He has been afforded an opportunity for a rigorous curriculum, and has already taken several dual credit classes that are preparing him for college. He is enrolled in honor classes, and Advanced Placement classes that have enabled him to score above average on the ACT. In addition to the numerous advance placement classes, he has friends that are in vocational classes at the Hughes Jones Vocation School, and they have received state and national awards and scholarships because of the outstanding vocational school standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

The administrators (i.e., principals, asst. principals, building coordinator for special education) are worse than horrible! The Kentucky Department of Education needs to step in and take over.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
39%
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%
Female55%
Male47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female39%
Male25%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities14%
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

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%
English II

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%
U.S. History

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students28%
Female25%
Male31%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students62%
Female55%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
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 90% 81%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 40%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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