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Bryan Station High School

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Posted March 22, 2011

I graduated from the Spanish Immersion Program at Bryan Station (a K-12 program in Fayette County where students graduate fluent in Spanish). The diverse student population has prepared me for the real world, and the academic program has prepared me for college. I was admitted to seven great schools, including Georgetown University, William and Mary, and Davidson College. What is truly great about Bryan Station is the lack of cliques, everyone gets along and interacts, which is truly rare at the high school level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2010

As an alum of BSHS, I can say with certainty that this school is an embarrassment to Lexington and the state of Kentucky. Racism among students is rampant, fights are alarmingly frequent, and most students have absolutely no respect for the teachers or other students. Although I didn't seek violence, I was involved in eight altercations. I strongly advise parents to send their children to any of the other schools in Lexington, where their children can receive a far better education. There is a reason why BSHS is always last among Lexington high schools in terms of academic rating. With the exception of a handful of teachers, this school is an unmitigated disaster.


Posted June 16, 2009

My daughter came to this school from a small rural high school. I was concerned because of the negative comments I had heard around Lexington about the safety and academics at Bryan Station. So wrong! She has had a wonderful 2 years here and is starting her senior year with many opportunities she wouldn't have had in a rural setting. She has experienced a rich cultural diversity and has grown as a person. She has taken many advanced and AP classes and been exposed to art, culture and science in the school and on field trips. She achieved a top leadership position at the school and scored distinguished in all content areas. The school has a community atmosphere and the administration are warm and approachable. The teachers my daughter had have all been wonderful with few exceptions. My only complaint - parents need to be more involved at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

Bryan Station is a gem that many just don't know about. As parents of students in a learning community who chose to attend this school, we are pleased with the opportunities provided to students in a small and caring environment. The diversity at Station is broad, and yet there is a special cohesiveness and respect by most! State-of-the-art school building, no doubt, but it's the sports and extra-curricular for most students who want to join that I am impressed with. Academics? Right up there with the rest! Who knew? This school does not get the publicity it should. My child took all the honors and AP courses offered at other Lex high schools, graduated at the top of the class and was admitted to list of private colleges - including Ivy League - all with merit scholarship. Kids are the better prepared for life from the unique BSHS experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

This school is my everything it taught me everything i didn't know and more. i taught a lot of negative thing about Bryan Station but there just myth which every school was them but wat da hey we do wat we want to and nobody can stop us we do our wrk but u dnt have to pressure us into dong it cuz we wont but i love Bryan Station High School we rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2008

Racial diversity... room to grow... beautiful new facility... excellent teachers... recipe for success!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

To the Dec 29 poster. What racial violence? All the Lexington schools face the same issues regarding race. One fight in a hall is not an outbreak of racial violence. My daughter is a student at Station. She had a few academic issues this semester. I have worked closely with my daughter's teachers to remedy the situation. They have bent over backwards to help my daughter improver her grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

This school has been nothing but a nightmare for my family since the start of the school year. With all the racial violence that has been down played in the media and by the school administration. Any parent that really cares for the safety and well being of their child will steer clear of Bryan Station Senior High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Bryan Station was a school that gave you every opportunity to excel in whatever you want to. The extracurricular activities that I did while I attended school gave me the motivation and determination that I never knew I had. It was a great experience and true diverse. BS allowed me to overcome a lot of obstacles that other schools didn't have. It truly taught me a lot. The teachers there are there because they want to be. I truly would support BS if I lived back in Lexington again!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 8, 2004

Bryan Station High School is the most unique high school in Lexington, KY! WHile there is diversity there is a family unity which provides many with rare closeness with their peers and educators. This relationship enhances the students the ability to excell in all that they strive to do.As with any school there is negativity, but you cannot judge Bryan Station by what you hear you must be a part of the 'family' to know it is not all that it seems. I am a proud BSHS Alumnus and a proud Parent as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2004

Small size makes this intimate setting-excellent education-most go on to college- diverese student population makes this the most urban of all the city high schools-sophisticated and extremely rigorous.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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41%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students38%
Female45%
Male31%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners14%
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%
Female71%
Male55%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities13%
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

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%
Biology I

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
21%
English II

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

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
U.S. History

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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 Students32%
Female31%
Male32%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students25%
Female24%
Male25%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial26%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students52%
Female60%
Male43%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners14%

U.S. History

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities18%
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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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 44% 81%
Black 41% 11%
Hispanic 13% 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 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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Resources

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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201 Eastin Rd
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: (859) 381-3308

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