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Hazard High School

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Posted January 29, 2012

Hazard Independent School Dist. is great. I am a HHS Grad c/o 98 and I am thinking of relocating back there just so my children can go there as well. There's nothing like a Bulldog baby!!!!


Posted May 15, 2010

I am a graduate of Hazard High and I think the school is excellent. I transferred here from Indianapolis' Arlington High School and I never really liked it there. I was on the Football, Basketball, and Track team at Hazard and I didn't receive any special treatment for being a athlete. I don't know what school was like for some, but it was a lot better than most for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2009

Horrible the poeple who comment no this school havent been anywhere outside of the hazard area. If you are foreign, or of a different religion be prepared for a barrage of religous and racist harassment. This school also gives way too much attention to its sports program. I mean they practically worship their athletes to the point they are treated like rock stars and receive perks in school. This is not a good school at all, and there is many bad things under the surface
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2009

i'm a freshman at hazard high school and i love it there and i would not move to anther becasue they have the best school that i konw of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2009

I'm a freshmen at Hazard this year, and all I can say is: 'Go Bulldogs!' I've been home-schooled from 5th grade forward, and while it made me closer with my Mom and I think was for the best at the time, I missed public school life. So I returned, wearily, to Hazard. Happy, the principle, made me feel so welcome when I went in to get information about the school. He gave me a tour, and introduced me to several teachers that were there cleaning up before school started. I felt like part of the Hazard family already. It was even better when school finally started, I made friends immediately, and loved my classes. When I was in public school before this point, I missed six weeks out of the year, it's now nine weeks into the year and I haven't missed a day, or thought about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Hazard has one of the most innovative small schools that can be found in our area. This year we only have 312 students, but our principal and teachers strive to meet the needs of each one of their students by getting to know them and their family so they can anticipate their needs and quickly meet them so they can progress with their education and prepare them to go into the next phase of their lives successfully. I am so proud of this school system and feel fortunate that four generations of my family have advanced onward to accomplish their goals successfully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

I graduated this past may. I LOVED every minute of being a bulldog. The teachers,the students,everyone makes this school the best around


Posted July 29, 2008

My child will be a freshman at Hazard. She is very excited about the coming year. She did attend the county school system and she is much happier in the Hazard city schools. The classes are smaller and the teachers really care and go that extra mile for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

I just started at hazard high school during this past semester..Now im going to be in 10th grade....And it is so great...The teachers focus on more individual learning...There are hardly any cliques at all!!...Everyone is mostly friends with everone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

My child attends Hazard High School. They make sure he goes to tutoring when needed, and that his grades are passing. They really care about the students.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

We attend Hazard High, the best school in the STATE! Since our class has been in high school our test scores have skyrocketed to 7th in the state. Our sports programs have also excelled, our Basketball team won state All A, our cheerleaders placed 12th in the nation, our softball has achieved the prestigious 'elite 8' title, and our band placed 2nd in the state. All these accomplishments have been achieved in the past four years. At Hazard High we have a wonderful faculty and above all an outstanding principal. Mobelini is our inspiration to achieve our deams and excel in life. In our opinion Hazard is the BEST! -the class of 2006!<3
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female55%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
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 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 Students65%
Female81%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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 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

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
64%
English II

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%
U.S. History

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students13%
Female8%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20143What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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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 86% 81%
Black 10% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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157 Bulldog Ln
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: (606) 439-1318

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