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Knight Middle School

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Posted January 26, 2014

I went to this school for 2 years. Overall, the school has great teachers but the student body as a whole is horrible. I was constantly bullied and never felt safe. I was always scared to go to school and never felt as if I could be myself. I was also not challenged in academia cause my teachers were more focused on those who were far behind. I transferred schools and it was the best decision I made.


Posted August 22, 2012

I went to the middle school when I was in 7th grade. This was by far the worst school for fights. Every morning in the gym there was always a fight. My teachers were okay. But I think if they can get the violence under control theyd be doing ok.


Posted October 3, 2010

Personally, the 6th graders are good but the 7th and 8th graders are just terrible their was a 7th grader he and another 7th grader were fighting ( physically) , then their was a fight between two 6th graders during breakfast. You also have to basically stuff your food down your throat because it takes too long to get your food. Plus everything i'm learning now, especially math, I already knew.


Posted May 2, 2010

This is the best school I have ever been to I feel like the teachers really care and try hard and all the students get along and are friendly and cool!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2010

This school does not teach you anything. so many people get hurt, and if the students need help they gett mad at them for not knowing the material they are introducing to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I think the test scores speak the truth of what goes on behind the doors of this school, there is no disputing test scores. This school performs poorly and the staff is responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

There are only good teachers like Ms English and Ms Connell. Most students are mean but there are some good kids. The test scores are down and I leaned 5th grade stuff in the 6th grade. It was the same things! The staff doesn't tell anything thats going on, so we don't know about events and when we dress down. So far this has been the worst school I've gone to. Try to send children anywhere else besides this school! The only good thing about it is some teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

I love this school at first I thought that it would be bad but after I was there for a little while I loved it. The teachers do care! If you are there to learn then they are going to teach you. If you have a bad attitude about everthing then they are going to try and teach you. You got to behave and not disarrupe class so they can teach you! They are all nice and funny and care about us. We all have are bad days and then we all have are good days. Im sure the people reading this have herd a lot of bad things about this school but hey don't judge a book by its cover open it up and read it before you judge it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2007

my child gose to t.t.knight and she really likes this school it is her first year in middle school and she already loves it she cant wait for the new school day to start!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

Hello, my name is Jennifer. My child goes to T.T.Knight. He says that the teachers are great and that he loves the school. I wasn't very fond of it at first but then i saw how hard my son was working and that this school provided work on his level and just enough. The teachers seem to be very kind and so does the principal. I think T.T.Knight is a very good school! It deserves much more than a 2 star! Besides they may not have as much money but, you can't judge a book by its cover! Thank You, Jennifer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

T.T. Knight is a school out of control. The administration seems to have forgotten the main reason they are there, education. If you want your child to receive and education do them a favor and send them elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

I saw the parents feed back and was angered. I am Aaron J.(a student)I felt the same way as the other parents when I first arrived at T.T. Knight in October of 2004. I was transfered from Thomas Jefferson because of a behavioral problem.I didn't do too well when I first got there. I was a rebelous 7th grader. But with the smaller student enrollment the teachers,Vice and Principal were always able to help me with problems. As a black male I was always expected to do poorly, but at Knight they forgot my past to help my future. I'm thankful for the tough love they give me! Don't get me wrong! I'm not a nerd! I'm very popular and loved by all! And with Knight's help I can be intelligent, and act a fool when I chill with my home boys! I've gotten proficients & distingued on my porfolio with Knight's help!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

My Stepson started at TT Knight last year. It hasn't went well. He has had personal things to deal with and no one there seemed a bit concerned about that. The vice principal is the only one you ever talk with when you call. He We tried to schedule a conference last year with his teachers. Only two showed up. This was after the initially scheduling our 'time slot' when all of the parents and teachers were meeting. They messed that up and we had to reschedule. Also, the only time you find out how your child is doing is progress reports. That's not enough if your child isn't doing very well in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

Early in the year I had a conference with the Principle about my daughter and her grades. She had been to three different elementary schools, (two private and one public), and always got A's and B's but at Knight she was coming home with A's and C's. The Principal informed me that it was the Parents obligation to teach the child, not the teachers. I couldn't believe my ears and challenged him on the point, but he remained steadfast - parents are to teach their children, not the teachers.
—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.

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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 44% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
23%
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 39% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%
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 45% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
18%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
20%
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%
Female21%
Male21%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students19%
Female24%
Male16%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female27%
Male20%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students36%
Female45%
Male29%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

All Students12%
Female10%
Male13%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female27%
Male32%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female23%
Male37%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

All Students21%
Female25%
Male18%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female22%
Male20%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students26%
Female27%
Male25%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students10%
Female19%
Male3%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities4%
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 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
White 61% 81%
Black 28% 11%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 75%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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