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Henderson County North Middle School

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Posted December 20, 2008

north middle school has the best band director mr. grimm and the best choir director mrs. mushlock
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

I have to say that i do not agree with the comment that the parent made not to send your child here. I had a son graduate from here and i found it a blessing he received the best education a child could have received. He still comes to visit his teachers and misses everyone there. I also have a daughter that is graduating this year. I would not have my child anywhere else. This is one of the greatest schools there is. Staff, principal and all...God bless you nms!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

The teaching staff here is great. Both my children went to NMS. The leadership there is below low level. The personality is not one that should be with children. He is not kid friendly. Until the principal is changed....do not send your student here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

I attend north as an 8th grader. Most of the teachers are amazing. I do think there are not enough extra curricular activities, sure there are sports and things but, they dont get into other things, like for instance i would absolutely love to have a soccer team. I started at north last year, my 7th grade year. everybody was very friendly. I made friends very quickly, the school was very welcoming, and they guidence counselors and everyone else were very kind. I think everyone generally accepts everyone, like there is not much individual bullying. This school is fantastic though, and i am going to miss it next year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2007

I go to nms as an 8th grader and the kids there rock! the teachers are awesome and the principal is well ok i guess! ive attended north since 7th grade my 2 years have been so cool. Ill never forget north!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2006

My son has attended NMS going into this 3rd year. I am an at risk counselor and work hand in hand with NMS as well. My daughter has began dance team practice there and begingin her 6th grade year at this fine school. all I can say is..hat's off to a fine school, facultiy adn staff! There is great leadership, teacher quality, parent involvement with lots of Title one that is very involved and engrosed in the learning. I have nothing to say but....bless you, bless you! Hats off to nothing but a smooth fantastic 2 soon to be 3 years ahead with great leadership, quality, involvement safety, etc. I know it will be another GREAT one this year!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted June 9, 2006

This is an awesome school. The faculty is very professional. They have a great music program (Choir and Band). Also, many sports activities are available to students throughout the year.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students53%
Female61%
Male43%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female65%
Male40%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students34%
Female32%
Male36%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female58%
Male42%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female41%
Male48%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students47%
Female42%
Male51%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial38%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female43%
Male46%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female41%
Male50%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial48%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female38%
Male30%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial48%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities7%
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

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
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

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 84% 81%
Black 10% 11%
Two or more races 5% 2%
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 51%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1707 Second St
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: (270) 831-5060

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