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Waggener Traditional High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded | 831 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2005

Waggener High School is an outstanding school. I believe it is among the top tier schools in Jefferson County. Waggener is a bright and well maintained school, located in one of the safest communities in Kentucky. Waggener stresses academic performance, discipline, and involvement. Waggener offers an excellent college preparatory curriculum, with both Advanced and Honors Placement Programs. In addition to the college-prep program, Waggener also offers 'magnet' or vocational-prep programs that include architecture, telemedia, child-care, and culinary arts. Waggener is one of the most culturally diverse schools in Jefferson County, which enhances and enriches the education of its students. The teachers at Waggener are dedicated and professional. They strive to teach every student, and help them reach their full potential. The Principal, Assitant Principals, and Counselors are committed to excellence. They understand that students who are successful, are motivated and accountable. They work very hard to maintain a safe and cheerful educational environment. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

I must admit being an alumnus of this particular JCPS high school confounds me when they call themselves 'Traditional' but there is no 'Traditional.' Traditional implies that there are particular dress code guidelines, structured academics, parental involvement, and a non-apologetic administration that will indeed deal harshly with students who are recalcitrant and refuse to follow directives adopted and approved by the Site Based Decision Making Council. As the legislative arm of each school they are required along with administrators, teachers, and parents to make proposals regarding the above in reference to a traditional style of educational excellence. There is no educational excellence here; just really good teachers trying to do a job that is virtually impossible to do with poor support and lackluster leadership. The primary goal for the administrator(s) is to 'look' good to the powers that be. That is no way to operate a school such as this.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 10, 2004

This school is very discriminatory. The leadership is lackluster to say the least. My son attended the school between 1995-1998, and it seems somethings never change!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 15, 2004

This is one of the worst schools in Jefferson County. The leadership in this school has no quality for our children...and will deal harshly with being 1 minute late to class but does not deal with bigger battles such as ditching school. Is this the leadership and guidence you want for your child? This is a very unfair and uneducated staff.
—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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners6%

Writing

All Students17%
Female20%
Male15%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners0%
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 Students56%
Female68%
Male45%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities7%
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

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
19%
English II

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%
U.S. History

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
22%
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 Students35%
Female37%
Male34%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students20%
Female20%
Male19%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students36%
Female33%
Male38%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners6%

U.S. History

All Students35%
Female35%
Male36%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
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
Black 50% 11%
White 36% 82%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Asian 4% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 74%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
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Louisville, KY 40207
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