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Hopkinsville High School

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Posted September 30, 2013

This school is a reflection of the community. It is outdated and in extremely poor condition. The property taxes are very low and the city fathers do not seem to care that their schools are suffering for lack of funds. There is a new superintendent that has a reputation for turning around school districts. Only time will tell. There is not an ongoing "bulling" policy and they do not address these issues. There are a lot of good teachers, but, they are teaching with one hand tied behind their back. I substituted in this district and I can tell you it has a lot of very uphappy teachers. I would not recommend anyone move to Hopkinsville. The schools are not good. This community is close to Ft. Campbell, KY and the serviceman has a choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

All 3 of my daughters graduated from HHS in 2003, 2004, and 2007. During that time period the school went down considerably. Many of the really dedicated teachers retired and they were replaced with inexperienced teachers who had no adequate mentors. The school broke down into a place of constant behavior issues. Faculty was always doing damage controll. The block scheduling change led to lots of videos and bored students. Teachers were not teaching they were babysitting and on patrole. As a result my daughter that graduated in 2007 was not adequately prepared for college and is now taking remedial courses at the local community college. I wish I had listened to her when she tried to tell me she was not learning anything. I think things are changing now but parents really need to be aware of what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I attended this school, and my mom is the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher. While there were fights and other discipline problems, I personally was not threatened. The only problem I truly have with HHS is the administration that we have at this moment. Our principal is not good for the school at all. I feel our parent involvement is very limited, although any parent is welcome. All of our extracurricular activities, including the music and art department, are exceptional. I would encourage any parent in Christian County to send their student there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2006

I currently attend HHS and I do not understand in the least bit why anyone would suggest or even think that Hopkinsville High School would be a great institution.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2006

I attened Hopkinsville High School and would recommed it. Most of the teachers are nice and helpful. The sports and choir programs are wonderful. I have family that attend it now, and they are happy there. The teacher and parent relationships are strong. There is room for improvement as with any school. Hopkinsville High School is the best school in Hopkinsville.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 17, 2006

While HHS has its problems, it is head and shoulders above CCHS in educational opportunities afforded to students who are dedicated to getting the most out of their high school educational experience. Still, there is insufficient support from the district office for advanced classes for superior students, and until the district actually does more than pay lip service to 'higher expectations', things are unlikely to improve significantly. As is the case elsewhere, the lack of parental involvement at school - and, more importantly, AT HOME - is the largest problem facing student performance and discipline at HHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

I love HHS. I was A resident Of CCHS, But I moved To HHS. For Job Reasons. Anyways. HHS Can be a pain but once you get used to it you will like it, there's a teacher Name Mrs. Scott. She is the Best I recomend. You ask/ tell your children to get her she very great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2005

I attended HHS. I had nothing but wonderful experiences with the extracurricular opportunities. I did feel that there was alot of teacher apathy and violence. There were fights almost every day, but I never felt threatened because I didn't run with that crowd. It is a little rough there, but it is a public high school with a high poverty and minority population. I enjoyed my high school career and have gone on to graduate at the top of my class from UK. I would recommend the school if for nothing than the awesome choral department.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

I go to this school. I dont like it. They have great teachers who life goal is too teach. The main proble to me is that when a teacher finds an effective way of educating students they are not allowed to use it for long. When parent try to get involved the principals give them the cold shoulder untill they go away. If you like to be involved in you child eduaction and like knowing what going on the to school, then I'd advise you to send you child so place else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2004

I went to this high school, and my parents went to this school and now my son is enrolled here. As for the minority issues; for one there aren't very many minority teachers that apply at HHS,and there is an African-American studies class, that non African-American students are not encouraged to attend, to (break down ) these racial barriers.As for the extra cirricular activities, there are hardship grants from the county, to assist low income families. This is a pretty good school overall, not perfect but what school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

The minority issue is not the school's problem. If the parents wouldget more involved, then there would be no problem. Also, there is financial aid in just about any extracurricular activity.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2004

I was a student at this school for two years before being made to switch to CCHS. I loved HHS. Its a very good school. Great teachers, good academics. Thanks for being friendly!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

There are not enough extracurricular activities for those of low to lower mid income. There are not enough minority teachers. Parent involvement is low and minority parent involvement is non-existent. There is an atmosphere that suggests minority parent involvement is not welcomed. Minority hiring should be encouraged. Minorities should include the changing population of our city. Minorty teachers should be hired from the Asian, Hispanic and African-American population to better represent the diversity of our changing community. By increasing minority hiring, the school could work on exposing our children to other cultures that would break down racial barriers and further improve race relations. There should also be some free activities for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

Language Mechanics

All Students59%
Female68%
Male52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female44%
Male27%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
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 Students69%
Female80%
Male57%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities36%
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

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%
Biology I

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

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
16%
English II

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%
U.S. History

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students23%
Female20%
Male27%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students26%
Female24%
Male29%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students52%
Female50%
Male55%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
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 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 59% 81%
Black 33% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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430 Koffman Dr
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 887-7110

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