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Noe Middle School

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Posted September 11, 2013

I attended this school years ago and i loved it, without the visual arts program i took at this school, my life would not be the same, my art teacher Mr. Whitehouse left a life long impression on my life and without him i would not have excelled to where i am today, on another note, yes i bullied and was bullied, but with the right guidence i was taught to stand up and prevail.


Posted August 15, 2013

My daughter attended this school last year for 6th grade. My daughters team kept us well informed with weekly emails. However not all teachers regularly updated classwork on the parent portal, coming from other schools that never used the portal at all this isn't so bad just annoying when trying to check on whether or not your child is keeping up with their schoolwork. All in all the teachers were excellent and caring for the most part and my daughter learned a lot from them. You can definitely see our tax dollars at work in this school compared to other JCPS schools. The library was well stocked for my avid reader. We loved the location which made for good field trips and the arts program. The school offers a good education while allowing children to enjoy the arts. My daughter did not experience or witness any bullying or fight. She did say she does hear the occasional curse word. Also a couple of my daughters teachers would stay after once a week for a few months of tutoring if needed/wanted. They offer many activities, the orchestra was my favorite! If your child is at all interested I would definitely have them join. Unfortunately mine was not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

This school has alot of people fooled. It has a bullying environment because the administrators are bullies. Their discipline is negative and ineffective, thus it increases more negative behavior. They need lots of training on effective discipline and also a dose of humility so they can ask for help. I have been disappointed with this school and would encourage other parents not to send their child until they improve their method of discipline. It is not a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

Noe is NOT strictly a Magnet school as I believed when I applied for my child to attend! It is a resides school as well for the kids that live in that area. THAT is why there is a lot of bullying going on at that school, because there are many kids there that have not been "accepted" into a magnet program therefore if they misbehave they have nothing to lose, they won't be ejected. And the school doesn't do much to nothing about the bullying that goes on. They want "cream of the crop" students, but they are NOT a "cream of the crop" school as I've always heard. Do yourself a favor, apply to Western. It might not be the best location, but it is STRICTLY MAGNET, NOT a resides school. Every kid in the school has been accepted in and will therefore care about their behavior so as not to be removed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

Noe is the best middle school in the nation i think.... if you want to pick a middle school for your child, pick Noe! They just went under reconstruction and Noe is now beautiful and academically the best!!


Posted October 5, 2012

Please do your research before sending your child to this school. Noe is being recommended from awards received over 5 years ago. I cannot imagine this school winning not one award this year, from the very first day of school there have been administrative issues. For example, my child's contact information (this includes medical information) has been misplaced three (3) times. I have tasken my concerns all the way to the assistant superintendent, with no satisfacation. It's a wonder Kentucky's public school system is where it is (very bottem percent) in the county in comparison. This includes the transporation system as well, absoutley awful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

My family are big supporters of the Arts. This school incorporates the Arts into every aspect of learning. My daughter has loved the challenging and creative learning experience this school has provided and her talent has blossomed because of it. I would recommend this school to anyone! They truly are a cut above!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2010

I am currently going to Noe and in the gifted and talented program (AP). The teachers treat each student as an individual. All of the teachers aren't afraid to have fun! They are top-notch educators and I love the program. It is so easy to make friends because you aren't embarrassed to be smart! Goals of my teammates include straight-A's (and everyone is supportive if you get a bad grade and offer to help you if you don't understand something. That is if the teacher hasn't gotten to you yet! XD), getting into Manual (it's supposed to be a great school), and becoming a scientist, doctor, lawyer etc. The related arts teachers are serious about the subject but also make school a place to hang out and have fun. The location is wonderful. Within walking distance of Manual and UofL makes field trip fun and educational! Best school ever!! :)


Posted April 16, 2010

They have a great arts program & embrace each student as an individual.


Posted December 29, 2009

We have been very happy in our experience with Noe. The teachers are all easily reachable and send regular updates by email of what the kids are doing in class. Any time I've sent an email with a question or a special need they have responded right away. We've experienced both private school and public school, and I'd have to say Noe was the best - hands down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

This 'school to watch' continues its excellence with wonderful & caring teachers, unparalleled commitment to the arts, service learningn opps, a highly diverse student population, and a fertile ground for friendships. Truly a magnet in so many ways -- thank you, Noe Middle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

It is amazing here, we have the best soccer teams in the district and other sports as well, but what makes everybody want to come here is our test scores which are the best in the state and everyone that goes here succeds
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2009

My daughter just graduated from Noe Middle School, she was in the GT program. We found the education to be excellent, teachers involved, the school safe and the extracurricular activities outstanding. I would recommend Noe Middle School without reservation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

As a new seventh grader i would like to say that my school is amazing. i am gifted and talented and i dont believe that we get to have all of the fun i believe that the other students get to have more fun because what they are learing comes with fun activites. what we learn have no activites of educational games the only thing that we get are tests and more homework than the other students other than that the school has many great qualites like the realted arts classes. For example i take drama with ms. kim joiner-johnson (jj) and we get to create skits and act in are own plays. the related arts classes make noe a school that teaches you not only the required knowledge that you need it lets you be free to either learn about the arts or whatever it is you want learn about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2009

As a teacher, I think our school is the best. You have challenging curriculum, discipline, and caring teachers. I have sent both my daughters to Noe and was very satisfied. We have alot of diversity and a wide range of students. There are alot of after school clubs and activities. This is a school where everyone can be successful. Ms. Woods
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 25, 2009

i think noe is amazing..u get to be creative and free ur mind!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2009

i luv it there. i am currently a 7th grader on 7 monarchs. i luv that the school is centered around the arts and talent rather then just academic though we are pretty good at those too.:) but it is definatly the best school you could attend in my opinion plus we have YPAS too. so if you have a child that is interested in some sort of performing arts this is a great place to go!!:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

I'm curretly a 7th grader at Noe middle and I hate the fact that the gifted and talented students get to have all the fun. All the other teams are stuck doing boring stuff. I like the fact that the open aired classrooms let you know whats going on in the classes around you rooms but whe3n you go into a normal class romm it all goes quiet lots of people fall asleep. Also the teachers don't really help you individlaly because of the large class sizes. I am in art and jmy teacher rocks Mrs. Young id the best but I wish she would let us foucs on the one skill that we want to learn. I love the atmosphere and bI like Mr. Price.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

I thank that teachers should let the kids have more free time then they have
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

i luv it! i wouldnt dream of goin anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


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 44% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students56%
Female63%
Male47%
African American31%
Asian73%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female60%
Male42%
African American22%
Asian73%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male49%
African American30%
Asian87%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female71%
Male49%
African American33%
Asian80%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners12%
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 Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
African American26%
Asian73%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male59%
African American40%
Asian91%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
African American40%
Asian73%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners14%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male47%
African American25%
Asian78%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students68%
Female77%
Male52%
African American44%
Asian78%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners26%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female74%
Male53%
African American39%
Asian74%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners17%

Writing

All Students56%
Female68%
Male37%
African American33%
Asian70%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners13%
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 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

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Biology I

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

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English II

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

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n/a

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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 52% 81%
Black 39% 11%
Hispanic 4% 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 50%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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