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Jessie M Clark Middle School

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Posted January 5, 2014

I cannot wait until my son is out of this school. Last year he couldn't pick the principal out of a line up, that's how much he saw her. The office staff is rude. The new principal doesn't speak to parents when they come in the school. Well, actually, no one does. They don't acknowledge your presence. Luckily, and the only thing that has kept me from pulling him out of there and putting him in another school like other people I know have done is, he has had some great teachers. I have another son in second grade and I don't want him to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

My daughter will be going on her 3rd year here. I have not been impressed with the competency of the school, the principal, the communication with parents is awful. I am praying this last year goes fast, as I cannot wait for her to be DONE with this school. The teachers have been sub par at best, the dress code is a JOKE (one teacher will tell my daugther she cannot wear an APPROVED top, and make her call home for a new one. But then another teacher will say it's fine. I NEVER KNOW WHAT TO buy for her. It's ridiculous, disorganized, poor communication, I could go on and on. My daughter is an A student, and they do nothing to further advance her studies. I will just stop now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

So far not impressed with office personal. Very Rude and Short to respond to questions. We are new to the community and very disappointed in what we have experienced so far. Only can hope things will get better.


Posted June 29, 2010

Both of my children attended Jesses Clark. . My daughter still attends there, she has one more year to go. I would like to see more communcation from teachers but overall the teachers and staff are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

im a 6th grader there. its a good school but there is lots of fights and profanity.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

Teachers on my child's team seem caring and competent. Little communication from school administrators to parents on happenings at school. Little to nothing done to enrich the academic experience for academically advanced kids. Not a lot of homework compared to other middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

I am very impressed with Jessie Clark. It is very rewarding and the teachers are helpful and kind. Things like character, honesty, respect and patience are taught with core classes.(Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Tech. Ed)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2006

Jessie Clark Middle has a high level of parent involvement. The quality of academic programs stems from the quality of its staff. Cooperation between the faculty and administration is great and it shows up with the students in this school exceeding KERA expectation. Music, Art, Sports and other extracaricular activities are all in place and Jessie Clark enjoys a reputation of being one of the most desirable middle schools in the Fayette County School System.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
African American37%
Asian57%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female60%
Male51%
African American16%
Asian74%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial0%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
African American26%
Asian48%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female57%
Male24%
African American16%
Asian35%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities4%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female64%
Male73%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
African American46%
Asian91%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female79%
Male63%
African American41%
Asian46%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female83%
Male79%
African American64%
Asian64%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female68%
Male41%
African American36%
Asian46%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities5%
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

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 81%
Black 6% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 30%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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Lexington, KY 40503
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