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Lawrence County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2 students

 
 

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Posted October 2, 2009

LCHS is a great school. You don't see the violence and drugs in this school like you do everywhere else. The students are spirited and not snotty acting at all, they're real good down to earth kids. The school itself is a modern structure, clean, great layout of school grounds, just an all around beautiful school. You people who put it down have odviously never been outside of the county because compared to the other schools this one is above all the best by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

This is the worst school ever. I attended it years ago and it was awful then too, now my child goes there. The teachers sit back and do nothing, so much for educating our children. If a problem arises you don't hear from the principal or any other teacher in the beginning, you have to hope you have a good relationship with your child so they will tell you themselves. In my own personal opinion I think the teachers thought they would become teachers so they would get a long vacation every year and not have to work at anything just show up and hang out. Anyway thats how they presented themselves to me. Not one teacher that I've talked to seemed to have a passion for what they do. None of them were concerned with the welfare of my child in any way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2006

An alumna of LCHS, I am very disappointed with the school and the education I received there. I should hope it has improved a great deal since my years in attendance. I received encouragement from only a handful of teachers; when held against athletics, education came second; a form of academic tracking was in place, so many students who could have excelled in collegiate instutitions were urged toward trade schools; etc. My only commendation for LCHS is that there are a few teachers (or were years ago, when I was a student there) who incite motivation and strive to encourage even the most apathetic of students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2006

LCHS is an extremely safe school,the teachers are great,and the students are in no way out of control..they are just being teenagers.I have been to several different schools in different states and know the things that go on in other places with the drugs and violence.There is NOTHING like that at LCHS. Being a former student of LCHS I strongly disagree with the other reviews on here..none of them have witnessed anything firsthand.I am tired of others trying to make it look like it is a bad school to go to! The students are amazing young adults with an enormous amount of potential,that care alot about their school,they have a lot of school spirit and the others need to stop making them feel bad about themselves and the school they love.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2006

We now have a new principal which is great,The school itself is out of control.I hope it gets better. dan
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 4, 2005

The school is always clean inside and out. Teachers this year seem to work hard at helping the students get there education. The principal is a hard man, I think its great that he wants to be strict which will help them to be safer. The only unsafe thing I've had to deal with this year in this school is that there is a man who thinks its OK for him to go into the girls bath room. I would love to go and watch the bath rooms and have begged for 3 weeks for the opportunity to volunteer in any way at this school and they have made no attempt to get me the required training to do so. I've been told they have to wait until so many want to take the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

This school is good at nothing but making excuses for why it isn't doing better. Which is a shame, because there are some good teachers there and other personal who care about the kids and achieving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

I think its a terible school and I would never send my children to it. I know several high school grads that dont know how to spell, read or know basic math skills.
—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.

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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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students48%
Female55%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female34%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
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 Students50%
Female63%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
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

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
13%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
26%
Biology I

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
31%
English II

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%
U.S. History

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 Students15%
Female12%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students58%
Female66%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students50%
Female44%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
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 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
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 55%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (606) 638-9676

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