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Eastern High School

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Posted October 17, 2013

Eastern is a well known High School in the Middletown district. My husband and I thought it was supposed to be a good school. I'm not sure what standards people expect from Eastern,however they are not as high as ours. If you don't mind your child `s teacher talking on their cell phones, leaving for the class period, or your child not having ANY books then this is the school for you. If you expect your child to be prepared for college this is NOT the place for you! It speaks volumes when teachers and staff do not send their own children to the school where they teach. Very, very disappointed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

The school's renovations look great! And most of the teachers are really passionate about their jobs. They definitely want the best for the students. And I can tell that my counselor really cares about me and my well-being. Although the administration could use some work, the school and the staff is generally great! I would suggest this school to anyone. I am a Senior, and I feel completely prepared for college, and I can tell I've received a wonderful education!


Posted April 26, 2012

Like the other poster, I was also expelled from Trinity High School, they have really tightened the belts on rules and no one gets away with anything. They hand Jugs out like free candy. I have been at Eastern for half a year so far, and let me just say, this school is a CAKE WALK compared to Trinity. I don't even have to study for tests and I get an A! Did I also mention I'm in their "Honors" program. The facilities are trash compared to Trinity. Next year I hope to move up to as many AP classes as possible, because the education is a joke and is way too easy. The students here are extremely lazy and rude. The teachers and students also pick on my because of what school I went to before, It's so unfair, because ever since I was expelled, I haven't exactly tried harder in school, I have just stopped goofing around. The family feeling I had at Trinity doesn't even exist here. The students are vicious and go out of their way to be mean. I really miss my old school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2012

Maybe I am biased because i had to come here against my will because i was kicked out of Trinity High School (an all boys private school), but this school is really second rate. Some of the teaching staff even thought that the majority of students in the school were inherently bad. I am no perfect student, but i think that i at the very least deserve a benefit of the doubt. Some of the teachers even ganged up on a couple of me and my friends for being from a certain part of town, telling us that we were given the silver spoon our whole lives and did not have to work. Which i find troubling, even if that is true there is no reason to tell us that. The students for the most part are lazy and unmotivated besides the Advanced Placement students. The school is atrocious, it is dirty, with graffiti everywhere, and overall a terrible thing to look at. There are security guards roaming the halls, which makes students feel like they are in prison. Overall, i made some good friends here, and definitely saw a side of the world that i had not ever seen before. luckily i only had to stay there for a semester and a half so i could transfer to Collegiate Academy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2012

Although not aesthetically pleasing at first glance, you have to look deeper at the end results.....the school provides an outstanding education. The teachers and staff are dedicated and passionate about their profession. Eastern prepares and provides their students with the skills and knowledge needed across the spectrum of society. In other words, they will prepare your child for to compete in the highest scholastic environments for college and beyond, while also preparing students who choose to immediately enter the work force and be value added to society. Don't let the rough exterior fool you as it has so many others who pay college type tuition at a private school in the area for the same or lesser quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

From my first step onto Eastern's campus I knew this was not the school for me. I had just moved from a public school in Ohio and I was treated like an outsider, I was a sophmore. No one welcomes me, the teachers are lazy, the counselors are a joke, the facilities are old and underkept, and administration has done nothing about being underfunded. My classes were not nearly as challenging as my other public school back in Ohio. The school is a social nightmare. It is not a friendly school and made me feel un-needed in life. There is no leadership/guidance from teachers and counselors. After my parent's deeply reviewed and compared ACT averages and offered curriculum, I was transferred to a local private school for my junior year, and I love it. Even though I was a new student I was welcomed with open arms. No parent who cares about their child's education and social development would send them to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2011

Don't send your kid here. This school is unorganized, and socially chaotic, and bad for any child who needs a challenge. Just don't do this to your babies. They're education is most important, but you will not find a decent one at Eastern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

My son attended Eastern as a 12th grader after being kicked out of his private Christian school . We tried to get him into any other private school because Jefferson county public schools are a total joke. No parent who cares about their childrens' education and can afford to send their children to private school sends their kids to a JPCS school! However my child turned his life around and enjoyed his time at Eastern. While academically it was not was not challenging, it was socially a positive experience for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

I graduated from Eastern many years ago. The teachers were good, and I got a good education. However, socially it was a disaster. I moved there from a small town and was treated as an outsider, alternately ignored and ridiculed. It was not a happy experience, but it made me stronger. Perhaps things are different now.


Posted September 23, 2010

Despite the fact that this school only receives $5,281 per student per year compared to the state average of $10,301 per student, the school delivers an excellent education. I have three Eastern graduates. One has a masters in education, one is an attorney, and the other is in pharmacy school. Parents in the community need to demand that the school receive funding that is equivalent to that of competing Ballard High School which receives $1000 more per student per year. I rated 4 stars because the administration has kept this very poor funding a secret for too long. No wonder the grass isn't mowed and non-critical facilities are not properly maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

I drove by Eastern High on Old Shelbyville Rd and the school looked like no one takes care of the grounds, tennis courts and lawn OMG!!!!! The Grass is overgrown, the tennis courts look like they have not been used since the official opening of the school in the 1950's.. I was extremely disappointed. The website is very deceiving... the school looks scary.. it appears that there is no investment in the up-keep of this school.. What does this say about the staff and administration when they receive enough funds from the state to do so..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

My daughter attended Eastern for two years. After that we moved to another state. Even though her new school was an expensive private school the teachers there were not even half as good as Easterns. The classes were not as challenging as Easterns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great Teachers and classes offered. Very pleased with the AP program. My son is a senior and has had a wonderful experience and is happy with his decision to go to Eastern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

Its wonerful, my kids can't wait to go to school in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

We are very pleased with Eastern. The principal and the teachers really want the kids to succeed and find creative ways to teach so that it holds their interest. When my kids actually want to go to school, I feel that something must be right.
—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.

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
61%
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%
Female69%
Male55%
African American35%
Asian47%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female55%
Male40%
African American24%
Asian50%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged25%
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

Writing

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African American67%
Asian82%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities40%
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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%
Biology I

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

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
36%
English II

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
U.S. History

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

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students40%
Female37%
Male43%
African American22%
Asian21%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students48%
Female40%
Male55%
African American24%
Asian55%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
African American51%
Asian71%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Female66%
Male75%
African American54%
Asian71%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities54%
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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49%
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29%
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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 69% 81%
Black 24% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12400 Old Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40243
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