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Western Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 292 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2014

I am currently a student at Western Middle School and to be honest, it is not a good school at all. If you are considering letting your child go there, be prepared for them telling you that they hate it. The sixth grade teachers are horrible as are the seventh and eighth. I was really looking forward to going but now I regret the decision greatly. In the past the schools ratings have been horrible and by the looks of it, they are not getting any better. The old principle was horrible and the new one is not any better. Please, do not let your child come here.


Posted October 7, 2013

I currently go to this school. It is the best. Mrs.Rice has done everything she can. We learn and do anything any other school would. I love this schooo and always will. We also have a wonderful choir I am in that we get picked for KMEA. You should by western one time in jcps west main street. God bless. The only thing to improve is the lunch but that is in transition.


Posted October 28, 2011

This school is now a magnet for Visual & Performing Arts. While test scores have been low in the past, there has been a complete changing of the guard at this school, from the administrators to the teachers with a plan implemented like the one at Manual. Every teacher there seems to be there because they want to be & because they want to help our children!! The arts programs are all amazing & the kids are dedicated too. So far it has been nothing short of a WONDERFUL experience!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

This school is great. The 8th grade teachers really care, and Ms. Beatty really connects with the kids...they want to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

this is great for all student s wishing to value thier education and make a decent living in life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

I attend Western Middle of Louisville, KY, and I think the school is awesome. and I'm looking forward to next year.
—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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
12%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
5%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male22%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students35%
Female35%
Male37%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female55%
Male24%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students32%
Female28%
Male39%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male61%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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%
Female17%
Male27%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners14%

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male27%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners10%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Female41%
Male39%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners19%

Writing

All Students26%
Female33%
Male15%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners5%
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

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
13%
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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4-7 Average

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

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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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 49% 11%
White 40% 81%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 86%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Gym
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
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2201 West Main St
Louisville, KY 40212
Phone: (502) 485-8345

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