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Henry Clay High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2214 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2011

when is the Henry Clay High School Seniors Graduation? I live out of state and need to make arrangements... i assume it is getting close and no one knows?????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Henry Clay is fantastic, as a mother of two ,it caters to all my needs and my childs interests , I like it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I currently attend Henry Clay. I think that Henry Clay is the best school in Fayette county. We are so diverse and there are activities fit for every single student in the school. The teachers are great too. They actually care about the well-being of us students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

The school still has strong althletics program and is still one of the top 3 high schools in academics in the county. Lastly, in my family it is a tradition, my daughters will be the 4th generation to go thru its halls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

This school has really made me a better person.I really know what is important in life now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

Wonderful school. Students have a multitude of opportunities to learn. The student population is diverse, and high academic standards are developed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

My children have recently attended Henry Clay. Due to the carelessness of the staff, my children had to transfer to another school. Violence in the school is as rampant as the drug use. Teachers give way to the students riots and disruptions in the class. Due to students' poor behaviors and teachers not caring, my children learned almost nothing at Henry Clay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

Although most every restaurant and public place in Lexington is a non-smoking environment, Henry Clay High School is not. Not only do students smoke blatently on school grounds, the bathrooms are akin to the 'smoking lounge for Delta Airlines'. My daughter was assaulted at school by a cheerleader; and the cheerleader who assaulted her missed one basketball game. I think they believe that winning a competition is of more value than teaching morals such as dignity and respect. We should not have to worry about our children's safety or health while they are at school. Where are the cameras; and why is this behavior tolerated?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

There needs to be more security. Theres too many kids going wild and unsupervised. Teachers should concentrate on those who disrupt class instead of who leaves campus for lunch. Fighting and skipping a class get the same punishment which i believe isn't right AT ALL. I believe if kids want to learn,they'll go to school. If they could care less and are just going because they 'have to ' that's their own choice. We should install cameras throughout the building to show how disruptive students are in the classrooms and how much they get away with. Henry Clay is getting way out of hand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2005

I attended and graduated from Henry Clay in 1994. I thought it was a great school and hope that my niece will attend there in a couple of years. GO BLUE DEVILS!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 28, 2004

Its a every good and disciplined school, i have 2 grndchildren who attend and I, myself also attended the highschool and I loved it, its awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

i am not a parent but i did attend henry clay high school before i entered job corps. and i feel that this school is a very good learning base on young students and i wish to congradulate all teachers that have worked at henry clay and still do. i highly recommend Coach Scott Cromwell. he is a math wiz and if you ever need help except on geometry ha! Ha! just let him know he is a wiz and i still love him to this day. also the work base is very respected and the students are very well respectful at most times. i highly recommend that if you were thinking about sending your child to henry clay, go for it, you wont regret it, at all. A STUDENT 2003-2004 YoLonda B. Heard
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

Three of our children attended HC. Many activities were available and encouraged. We were pleased with the academic programs. It was an all around productive and positive experience. As parents we enjoyed participating in many activities. Coach Rob is the best. Go Blue Devils.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
African American31%
Asian76%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial48%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
African American23%
Asian74%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students68%
Female77%
Male59%
African American45%
Asian84%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%
Biology I

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

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%
English II

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

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%
U.S. History

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

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students51%
Female49%
Male54%
African American18%
Asian86%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners18%

Biology I

All Students51%
Female45%
Male57%
African American23%
Asian69%
Hispanic21%
Multiracial35%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students73%
Female77%
Male67%
African American43%
Asian86%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
African American35%
Asian85%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
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 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 64% 82%
Black 22% 11%
Asian 6% 1%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Lexington, KY 40502
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