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Doss High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 876 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

I really like this school I was a little worried about my son going to Doss but now that hes in Doss he loves it. This is his second year and the staff is wonderful about helping out if we have questions. When they say dont judge a book by its cover. Well them same about Doss dont judge Doss High School if you have never been a student there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

I LOVE DOSS HIGH SCHOOL MY SON IS IN 10 TH GRADE HE IS IN ALL HONOR'S CLASSES. AND THE TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE WONDERFUL AND NICE MY SON LOVE'S THE SCHOOL TO GO DOSS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Doss is a Fantastic School.. my son has been there for 4 years now, the entire staff are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

Man I hate Doss high school i went there for 3 years, I had so may problems there. its truely not worth it. I now go to iroquois high and its so much better Im a living fact that it is. I couldnt do math at Doss, now at iroquois I know how to do algerbra 2!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2005

I personally think Doss High is a great school for my daughter to go to. I would recommened any child to go there. My daughter is in their Sports Medicine program, and she loves it. It truly is a great school.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students27%
Female32%
Male25%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners7%

Writing

All Students12%
Female16%
Male10%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students39%
Female46%
Male33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners15%
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

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
30%
Biology I

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
14%
English II

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%
U.S. History

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
13%
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 Students17%
Female13%
Male19%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students25%
Female15%
Male33%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students28%
Female27%
Male28%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners0%

U.S. History

All Students32%
Female40%
Male26%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities55%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 82%
Black 46% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
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 76%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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7601 St Andrews Church Rd
Louisville, KY 40214
Phone: (502) 485-8239

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