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Jeffersontown High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2013

After hearing rumors, looking at test scores, etc. I was worried about my son attending J'town. He just finished the 9th grade & during this time, here's my observation: 1) Polio appears to be a good principal, very hands on; 2) My son had advanced classes. I found most of his teachers highly competent & engaged. They seemed to be very sincere in wanting the best for him, which I appreciated. Staff is always pleasant & supportive; 3) The level of academic challenge was somewhat of a mixed bag depending on the teacher; 4) However, J'town could be a much better school but I think the prevalence of students that simply are not engaged and conducting in risky behavior is overwhelming...for the teachers, administrators and especially, the students. Staff make a good effort at trying to control what I would consider as the "riff-raff" but I'm not sure if they have the resources to really make a difference. Unfortunately, academic excellence is the exception, not the norm. I give kudos to the principal for trying to make it the other way around but unfortunately they aren't there yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

My grandson is a freshman there this year and loves it. He is in A/P and advanced classes. Is doing well. Teachers care and want to teach.


Posted July 27, 2010

Fantastic Principle, Fabulous Teachers and amazing involvement with parents and student alike. I am so very glad my daughter attends this school and is in the MCJROTC program. Lt. Col. Dobbs is a caring man who will put do anything he can to see a kid succeed. High fives all the way around for this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

My girls love it there. Some of the teachers could be nicer but the new principle is great and getting things in order. If your kids are interested in the JROTC program it is the best inthe county! Great instructors, community service. My kids have gotten many awards and opportunities by going there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

Very good school great environment for the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

this school is not a good one. there is too many students, you cant walk through the halls without running into some one. i was thinking about dropping out because im not learning anything. the teachers are mean and dont care about us. one of my teachers told me.when you get into trouble, the staff takes it too far./ yep, i think im going to
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Posted August 12, 2008

Students are shown very little respect and treated as if they are always lying. They are not listened to when stating their side of a situation. Discipline measures are often abused and overly harsh. They are not very good at dealing with parents and listening to what they have to say either.
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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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
41%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners16%

Writing

All Students19%
Female23%
Male17%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male57%
African American49%
Asian50%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners14%
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

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%
Biology I

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
19%
English II

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%
U.S. History

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%
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 Students32%
Female32%
Male32%
African American23%
Asian36%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners17%

Biology I

All Students33%
Female30%
Male36%
African American16%
Asian20%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners8%

English II

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners13%

U.S. History

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
African American22%
Asian39%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners13%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 81%
Black 40% 11%
Hispanic 7% 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 55%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Transportation options
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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Louisville, KY 40299
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