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Greathouse Shryock Traditional

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 27, 2008

My daughter goes to Greathouse for two years and we have to leave the school because we moved. Its a fantastic school, rigid but necessary as kids need the dicipline in order to advance. But my daughter still have fun at the school and she is very sad that she has to go to a new school. Also, the teachers are caring and they are willing to work with the kids that need help if the parents are committed it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

My daughter just started Greathouse and so far we love it! We chose Greathouse for a few different reasons. First being the great academics and Second because they are so strict. Our daughter is not one to get in trouble, but it's good to know that other children that are prone to will be dealt with right away....and if the behavior or actions continue the child will no longer be able to attend Greathouse. With these types of policies in place I know my child is getting the most out of her classroom time because the teacher doesn't have to continually stop class to reprimand students with habitual behavioral issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Greathouse has very high standards for everyone involved from the staff to the children and it truly shows. They do strive for high tests scores as does every other school in JCPS. They have very high expectations which I have set at home for my children as well. I agree that they could be a little more nuturing, but as far as education goes, there is no other public school that matches its quality. As previously stated, it is not suited for everyone, and you do have the opportunity to take your child out of the school if dissatisfied. There are 200-300 kids waiting to fill each vacant spot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Greathouse is not for everyone. My child really loves the school and the challenges. If your child has academic issues or behavior issues, Greathouse may not be the place for you as you can see from some of the other comments. The administration makes these points very clear from the beginning. Families with little discipline and structure in their homes should not be surprised when their child struggles with discipline and structure at a school such as Greathouse. One of the benefits is that it feeds into Barrett Middle School which is one of the few middle schools in the county that excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

I agree with the two prior reviews. I feel like the school is teaching as though it is an advanced program - which it is not. They are very good at telling you what is wrong with your child but not how to solve the problem. I wish I had not based my decision to go there on the tests scores. Although, the school gets good scores, they are so lacking in most areas. Its true. All they talk about are the tests scores. My children used to love school but since attending Greathouse, they now hate it. I have found this school to unnurturing and rigid. It is their way or the highway and you are constantly reminded of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

School administration is obsessed with standardized test scores. Mandatory homework Mon-Thurs. Strong discipline. This is a traditional school.
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Posted January 21, 2007

Greathouse is a military school. They teach our way or no way. I believe in structure and discipline but you need to know when you've gone to far. I am pulling my child from the school. They have destroyed his self confidence and individuality. The only thing the school is worried about is academic scores not the care of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

Not only the quality academy in this school, but also the behavior and discipline training program is restrict, which meets our philosophy of educating children. We think kids, especially bright ones, can learn a lot of academic things both at school and at home, or by themselves; then, the most important thing that we parent need to do is to help them establish responsibility and good habit to everything.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
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

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%
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 44% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African American52%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
African American44%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
African American74%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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

All Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
African American71%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
African American79%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
African American58%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 81%
Black 19% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 16%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Access to farm or natural area
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Karla Davis
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Fax number
  • (502) 478-8768

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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Sports

Girls sports
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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2700 Browns Ln
Louisville, KY 40220
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