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Ramsey Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 865 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2014

Good teachers but principal is a dictator. She is only concerned about test scores and her career mobility. Discriminates against special needs kids. Autocratic, oppressive environment for teachers. High teacher transfer rate. Can't wait to get out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Ramsey's ok. It could be worse but it could also be much, much better. 6th grade I would have to say was my best year, 7th grade was eh and so far so is 8th grade. Expect more homework every year. There is some drama and not a lot of bullying and for the most part all the kids get along which is what I like about it. 2/3 of the teachers overall are pretty good. My 6th grade teachers where awesome, I liked my 7th grade teachers but 8th grade my teachers are ok and they're getting better. I hate how 6th and 8th graders are treated the same. Some teachers are more lenient than others. But we have to walk in a line and travel with the same kids to each class. We get 1 locker break and 2 bathroom breaks with our class and honestly I had more freedom in 5th grade than I've had in middle school. I feel very unprepared for high school though. The coaches for some sports teams are awful and where the worst seasons I've ever had. I would honestly reccomend Ramsey as a 2nd choice school. They defiantly haven't been the best 3 years.


Posted February 17, 2012

i just moved to Jefferson county and i currently go to Ramsey middle. Ramsey is a great school with great media for students to use i would recommend it to anyone the people are very nice and you see a wide variety of students going there


Posted October 21, 2011

i like ramsey , i dont like that we have all classes with same people and still walk in lines and that we only get one locker break the WHOLE day but i love the health program,, i recommend it for any one who who wants to work in the health field. and ms. French is my favorite teacher eveerrrrrrrrrrr she is awesome and nice!


Posted October 20, 2011

Ramsey is a pretty good school. They stress a whole lot about test scores though. They don't have a huge problem with bullying, they had some issues last year that are history now; but some of the kids can be down right rude and mean, but most of the kids are nice. Most of Ramsey's teachers and staff are awesome they really care about us and they push us to our best ability. Ramsey has an amazing orchestra (i'm a part of it 1st violinist) the orchestra teacher is awesome,I'd say the best orchestra in JCPS. Ramsey has a growing number of sports and clubs; more than some schools have.My favorite would have to be drama club. I have really made some memories with the drama club, not to mention the performances are amazing! Overall I would recommend Ramsey to incoming 6th graders and my tip for them is don't base a school selection on friends you will make plenty of new ones wherever you go!


Posted July 24, 2011

This school is amazing .. they help my children n have very many extra credit programs ..if you are looking for a great school for your teens to attend i recomend ramsey middle ... i dont think there is a better school in louisville KY !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

this school has extra credit programs every day and eco frendly items also if your child is lacking this school would be great
—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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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

Language Mechanics

All Students31%
Female36%
Male26%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female34%
Male22%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female39%
Male28%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female59%
Male36%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners18%
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 Students24%
Female23%
Male24%
African American15%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female49%
Male36%
African American33%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
African American31%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students36%
Female35%
Male36%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female48%
Male62%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students36%
Female46%
Male26%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities4%
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

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
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 63% 82%
Black 26% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 50%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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