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Newburg Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1031 students

 
 

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Posted May 7, 2014

My son started Newburg Middle School last year. He loves it and it was a great transition for him from 5th grade. Newburg is a great school, the only problem is there are kids who do not have home training in there. If your child is good leader and not a follower, NMS is a place to be. Their MST program is just awesome. Teachers are great and hardworking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

If you looking for a hidden jewel, then Newburg Middle School is for your family. We now have our youngest child entering Newburg and are excited to get her started. We have the utmost confidence in our choice and know from past experience that she will excel in this middle school. The teachers and principal will make sure of this. Put the rumors to rest about the neighborhood. Our two older children were fine and I never felt unsafe while visiting the school. There are a lot of after school clubs for the students. Remember, no school is perfect, especially middle school. If your looking for a great education regardless of socioeconomics, race, or religion, than this is the school for you. The MST and Advance program rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

As an alumni of newburg i would highly reccomend this school. although it is in a not so great neighborhood the academic programs are amazing. they have great teachers, administrators, and a great principal. I attended newburg in the advanced MST classes and loved it. all the teachers are great and they know how to keep classes fun. Since newburg is in a not so great neighborhood some students are not good role models so i wouldn't reccomend sending a child that is more of a follower then a leader, but besides that they are great and because of newburg. Their staff is also very helpful and helped me with my entire application process to get into Manual High


Posted April 25, 2011

This is a great school. They have caring teachers and a great principal. I really recomend this school to any folks looking for a middle school.


Posted March 25, 2011

the school is a total prison for 6th graders! you get home work in every subject every single night, even on the week ends! and you cant wear a jacket with a zipper! and there are so many arguments and fights!


Posted September 17, 2009

My kid loves it he just comes home everyday and just brags on the school all he talks about is school ,he is always ready for school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

Newburg is great. It's da school in are area. All the kids are well behave. Teachers yell sometimes but most are good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

Newburg is the best kept secret in Louisville public schools. We have two children that attended Newburg over a 6 year period and it was a wonderful place to learn and grow. There are some tough students but all students are handled with firmness and compassion. They educate the students they get and do an excellent job meeting the needs of all students. They take students from where they are and encourage them to achieve to the highest levels. They do not tolerate bullying and every student is treated fairly and with respect regardless of their heritage. I highly recommend Newburg.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

If enrollment and the first day of school are indicators of what is to come, I am very excited about our choice of a middle school. I have never experienced a more organized registration in my child's prior school years. We were in the front doors and out in 6 minutes. All of our fears about middle school were put to rest on the first day by the organization and smiling faces of every adult we met. Our daughter is excited and anxious to go to school and we hope this continues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

Great Students, Great Teachers, Great Administrators equal a GREAT SCHOOL! Our experience with the staff of Newburg has been the best. My children's education is of the greatest importance in our household. Newburg Middle School has provided an excellent education for two of our children and I look forward to the day that our youngest child will attend Newburg. Parents should take a good look at the programs offered at Newburg and the caring environment that they provide. The principal is always open to parent concerns and values the opinions of all stakeholders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

I went to Newburg all three years of middle school and I cannot recommend any incoming elementary student to go to Newburg. Parents, your child, while at Newburg, will probably make many friends and have a lot of fun, but the learning environment is poor. While at Newburg I earned poor grades and did poor work. The reason that I got bad grades wasn't because I was dumb, I was in the MST program, it was because it was a poor place to learn. When I graduated in 2006 I went to St. X where I am in honors classes and am planning on taking a AP course next year(Junior). Heed this advice, go to private school if possible, if not, consider a different school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

Our twins will be 7th graders at Newburg Middle School this comming fall. We have found Newburg Middle School to be academically challenging and provides a safe learning environment for our daughters. Overall the teachers are fair and challenge their students to set higher goals for themselves. The principal is always visible and available when needed. She has very high expectations of her staff members and holds them accountable. There is a dean for each grade level. We have only dealt with the 6th grade dean and have found her to be friendly, sincere and eager to assist parents when called upon. The school is one of the cleanest schools I have been in. Our only concern was with the policy of NO OUTSIDE DRINKS being brought into the school for lunch purposes. At first reluctant, we now understand the importance of this safety policy. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

This school is soooooooooooo disorganized! They are too focused on sports. I absoulutly don't like going there & am trying to transfer to another more challenging school. I also don't like the uniforms & tmost of the teachers. The teachers let the bad kids slide while the good kids just slip up one time and get into trouble.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2007

Newburg is a great school the basketball team is the best in Louisville they rock!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2006

My daughter attended Newburg and the performance of the school (on every level) was so poor, that we moved her to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

The quality of the academic programs at Newburg Middle school are extremely sufficient and offer a variety of different classes for students that learn differently. However, I do have to say that a few of teachers that my child has encountered at the school seem to more interested in proving that they have authority over students rather than the students education. Mrs. Hicks, the Principal is an extremely, extremely good principal who is very active in her school. She seems to know her students well and also takes the time to address parents concerns. I would recommended Newburg Middle school to other parents of students going into middle school and would do so with great confidence knowing that my child is getting an excellent and well-rounded education complete with extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

The principal should handle how the teachers act towards the kids rather than how the kids treat the teachers. I have seen in several cases where the teachers will not even give a verbal repremand and assign detention without giving the child a chance to explain. The teachers will yell at all the kids instead of acting like a responsible adult and handling one or two kids in a reasonable punishment. Everyone seems to care more about the basketball and step team and the cheerleaders rather than the rest of the children. The deans should handle bullying and race/ethnicity problems more seriously. People bother people about race and their ethnical backgrounds more than any other school I've seen.
—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 44% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male35%
African American26%
Asian80%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students26%
Female23%
Male29%
African American16%
Asian70%
Hispanic30%
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female35%
Male37%
African American19%
Asian80%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female48%
Male35%
African American32%
Asian60%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners20%
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 Students34%
Female28%
Male38%
African American18%
Asian64%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female36%
Male44%
African American28%
Asian64%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female43%
Male56%
African American37%
Asian73%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged41%
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%
Female36%
Male36%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native American56%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male49%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
Native American75%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students50%
Female48%
Male53%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native American69%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female48%
Male35%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial30%
Native American56%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
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

 
 
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Biology I

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
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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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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 11%
White 37% 81%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 62%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4901 Exeter Av.
Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: (502) 485-8306

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