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Hancock County High School

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Posted June 20, 2013

To be fair, the teachers are great. Its just that students are pushed to attend community college, where subsequently most of them teach at. And by push, I mean they actually advise students who make private school level grades to go there instead. Students aren't given many college talks, about how to pick a good college or which ones would be best suited. There isn't much prep for the future. Sports are more of priority, which is a common problem in small town schools. AP classes are moderate in number. Its a very average school that has declined in age.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2010

This schools is kept very clean and tidy by its dedicated staff and is always ready to help its students in any way it can. Good job Hornets!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2009

this is the first school i've stayed at for along time and i wouldn't change the school for anything, the teachers and staff are awesome...they respect you and treat you like an adult. The sports there are the best the coaches are awesome and push you to do your best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2006

HCHS has a lot going for it. The teachers are above average for such a small area. The schools weakness is that they do not do a great job with the brightest students. Many of the top students have trouble going off to college and are finding they are not as prepared as they should have been. Once the superintendent decides to focus on this, I believe the standards will improve. The teachers have the capability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

I'm not a parent, but I am a college student having graduated from HCHS two years ago. Because it is so small it is very cliquish and there is great favoritism towards select groups. However, the teachers are talented and were often a lot of fun. The extracurricular activities and accelerated academic opportunities were acceptable when I was there and have expanded somewhat since my graduation. If you want your child to grow up attending a small public school where they can feel safe and excel in both their academic and extracurricular activities, HCHS is the place to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 6, 2005

i really enjoyed going to Hancock County High but there was a lot of trouble there also. Teachers and staff liked to play favortism and stuff and i was not all about that. But myself i looked past that to a certain extent but i also had some input in it to. you have to look past that part and look at the good things. i learned a lot. just remember there are times when things get rough and you get in a bind.. there are people at HCHS help you and to talk to that will give you GOOD advice..believe me i know i had a few i talked to and it worked. it is overall a good school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 4, 2005

The academic programs at HCHS are at a moderate standard. For the teachers they bicker as much or some even more than the students. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the extracurricular activites and sports, this seems to be one of school top priorties. There is little parent involvement in the school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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 Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female51%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students62%
Female74%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%
English II

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%
U.S. History

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students29%
Female33%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students40%
Female30%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities27%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20143What's this?

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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 98% 81%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lewisport, KY 42351
Phone: (270) 927-6953

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