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Pleasure Ridge Park High School

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Posted May 31, 2010

PRP is an excellent school. My children have had the best teachers in the advanced program. Our family has been very pleased with the quality of the teachers, school leadership and the academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

PRP is one of the best schools ever. Though we have had a lot of hardships over the past academic year, I do not think that any other school in our County, City, State or Country could deal with the problems as well as we have. I am proud to be a Panther! '09!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I have a daughter that attends PRP. She loves PRP and at this time don't want to be any where else but at PRP. My fears are as a Parent is she having to much fun and not enough learning. She is a freshmen so I hope soon that I can love PRP as much as she does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

I love my school. I am currently attending P.R.P and I am a senior. Everything is different here the student, teacher, and administrators respect us and I love it. I plan on coming back here when I get my teaching license. I will be sending my kids here to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2007

Iam a current student of this school. PRP is awesome. The atmosphere there is amazing. You feel like a family there. Everyone knows everyone and you always have a place to fit in. The teachers there are remarkable. They are so nice and willing to help. You can easily go to them for advice or even joke around with. The teachers there are like your best friends. And the academics are the same. There great! You have a diverse way of learning. You can choose from many different types of classes in many different types of levels, ranging from regular to AP or college courses. The athletic dept. is another outstanding thing at PRP. We are known as state champions. When teams come up against us they are intimidated. We are full of pride and dont mind showing it. PRP is a great school. One i wont regret attending.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2006

I am a 2004 graduate of PRP high school and I must say that it was a very diverse and rewarding experience. The atmosphere at PRP is very close, we were like a family there. If you had any problems, it was easy to go a counselor and have your problem taken care of. It was also laid back in a sense that made it easy to express yourself in the classroom without feeling like someone will penalize you if you are wrong. The parents were always welcome in the classroom, the teachers really appreciated the help. I think that it was a good school for me to attend and I would recommend it to anyone who wants their child to have a positive, diverse high school experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 5, 2005

I am the parent of a student in the Advanced Program at PRP. My child also participates on two athletic teams. I could not be happier about the rigor taking place within his curriculum. Teachers have been gracious when dealing with our family, and have stayed after school on numerous occasions for my son to check his understanding of a newly taught topic. We are also very happy with the athletic teams at PRP. The coaches are also teachers of their respective sport. They are also respectful, and intent on being good role models for my son. PRP is a diverse school that mirrors the 'real' world. His experiences at school have helped him to learn to interact with all 'shapes and sizes', unlike that of the private sector. My son's standardized test scores would have allowed him to attend any school, but PRP has proven the place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I think PRP is horrible. It totally neglects to involve its parents in a partnership in their students education. The staff is dismissive and disrespectful, at best. Unless the student is either, the worst of the worst or the athletic elite, it is virtually impossible to share concerns for your child's personal progress for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

This school is one that I will never regret attending. The teachers in the building are outstanding and they really care about the students and their success in life. Not only are we a great academic school but our athletic programs are great. We are losing a great coach this year that really cared about his players and wanted them to do their best. Coach Leasor can never be replaced in true Panther hearts. Coach Mabrey is also another outstanding coach and he cares about his basketball players. The programs in this school are fantastic and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. I will always be a Panther and I hope that after reading this you will allow your child to have the same great experience that I had these past four years of high school!
—Submitted by a 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.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students39%
Female41%
Male38%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female35%
Male22%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities2%
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

Writing

All Students66%
Female71%
Male62%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities27%
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

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
52%
Biology I

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%
English II

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%
U.S. History

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%
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%
Female34%
Male34%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students22%
Female18%
Male26%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students47%
Female55%
Male37%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students49%
Female42%
Male57%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities30%
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

Below Average


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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 70% 81%
Black 25% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Health & athletics

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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5901 Greenwood Rd
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