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Seneca High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

seneca high school has changed in both good and bad ways ... but were headed in the right direction DO IT THE RED HAWK WAY
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2009

I love this school it is a great school im goining to be a jr next year i love the rotc program and the libral arts program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2007

I am very disappointed in the direction of Seneca High School. They have gone to a 6 period day and the MST and Liberal Arts program requirements have not been adjusted, so a student can not achieve all college preparatory requirements and complete these tracks without going to summer school. The minor sports programs lack emphasis. Safety is a concern. There was a change in administration 2 years ago, and many of the problems that I have stated were inherited, but actions to correct the problems are slow in coming. I have a senior and a sophomore. The senior will graduate. We are looking for alternatives for my 10th grader. I have a 7th grader...she won't attend SHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

I love seneca high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2005

I believe that Seneca High School is an excellent high school. With it's two core programs (Liberal Arts and Math, Science and Technology) along with it's Advance Placement curriculum I have been well pleased. Each year the freshmen and sophomore classes hold a cultural bizarre and a renaissance fair. The Junior class holds a variety show and the seniors a play. Seneca offers many extra curricular activities including a full range of sports and academic programs as well as a marching band program. This year Seneca will have a new principal, since her predecessor retired after over 25 years at the school. The new principal is an alumni of Seneca as well as a former teacher there. Terry
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Posted February 3, 2005

Seneca High School has provided our daughter with an excellent education. She will be graduating this year from the AP program with the Commonwealth Diploma. She has received a scholarship to Hanover College. Seneca has more than prepared her for her future. Our youngest daughter will be a freshman at Seneca next year. We look forward to the same great experiences that Molly has had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

My greatest concern is teacher qualification in some subject areas. I have 2 children in 2 different programs currently. The student in the advanced program was left completely unprepared for an attempt at the US History AP exam. The guidance was insufficient to cover the needed material. However, the world history course was quite informative. AP courses offered through UL are wonderful. Consistant quality of course work and a Mouth Code should take precedence over the dress code to raise the level of this school's performance. The last point is that my 2 children seem to be receiving 2 different educations with totally different expectations by virtue of the program each is enrolled in and I was hoping that standards for graduation would be a little more closely related.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

This school provides many college level courses to help students get ahead in life. Teachers and the principal work hard to create a great environment for learning. Vice-principals and other members of administration worry to much over dress-code than students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2004

I am a parent not of a student of this school but of a four and two year old. I graduated from Seneca in 2000 and i loved it. The teachers were great and so was the atmosphere. I do agree however that some of the administrators are more interested in the dress code than acedemics
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

Seneca is an overall good school, and has a great principal in Mr. John Locke, but other administration officials seem more worried about enforcing the dress code than actually promoting academics.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
37%
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 Students29%
Female36%
Male23%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native American6%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students23%
Female26%
Male20%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native American12%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners3%
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%
Female73%
Male56%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners32%
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

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%
Biology I

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
13%
English II

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%
U.S. History

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students34%
Female28%
Male40%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners48%

Biology I

All Students30%
Female28%
Male31%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners4%

English II

All Students42%
Female48%
Male35%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native American27%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners5%

U.S. History

All Students49%
Female44%
Male54%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners38%
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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8-10 Above Average

 

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

Below Average


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College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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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.

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 47% 81%
Black 40% 11%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 60%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Orchestra

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  • Access to sports fields
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  • Football
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  • Basketball

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3510 Goldsmith Ln
Louisville, KY 40220
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