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Stuart Middle School

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Posted May 27, 2014

I would not advice you to go to this school i am a student at Stuart middle school. Mostly all the kids there take drugs and they always fight also the kids talk back to the staff they tell them curse words and all the teachers do is just send them into another room just for 10 minutes than they return like nothing happened another thing the students are racist if you are any other race than black or white they Will make fun of you race. Most of the teachers don't care what you do they don't care if you get in to a fight they only do stuff in the last second to do something .


Posted March 5, 2013

I would DIFFENTLY FIRE the PRINCIPAL of this school. She is very rude, unprofessional, and uncaring of her student s futures. This school needs a full overhaul of Administration and Staff. From the Lunchroom Staff to the Administration. Clear the school and start over!!!! Poor test scores, reflects lack of leadership, and dedication of the staff. These Adults are failing their students by staying. I am a Parent of a student that has to go there, he never hated school until he had to enter this school. (My child has good grades only because his parents pick up all the slack from his teachers) Save your child, FIGHT TO KEEP HIM OR HER OUT OF THIS SCHOOL! These students Deserve a better school. March 05,2013
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The administration and teachers work hard to make Stuart a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

I would strongly recommend that any parent that is considering Stuart Middle School for their child do their homework on this school before sending their child there. I went on past history from my oldest child, who is 11 years older than my child now attending, but the school has changed. My son's grades and behavior have been negatively change since entering this school. My son brough home a permission slip to attend an after-school program, and the grammar, punctuation, et cetera was not that of an individual that I believe should believe teaching in any school in any subject. Talking to the principal, counselor is like speaking to a wall. Communication between administration and parents really needs to be improved. I have a younger child, and I will not let her attend Stuart in its current condition. I believe Jefferson County really needs to look at the problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

Great school...My child really enjoys it here...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

My daughter just entered the 6th grade AP program at stuart, and I absolutly would not reccommed this school to anyone. she is in her second week of school, and has not had one page of homework.This school is very unorganized, they leave parents in the dark about everything going on.They give a four hour orrientation, and I left there knowing no more than I knew when I started.My daughter had harder work in elementary school, then she is doing now in middle school I have heard nothing but bad things about this school.I decided to give it a try and it is horrible.I feel she is not going to learn anything while she is in this school, she even told me they have learned nothing and they play games everyday.I can't say enough about this school, just if you can do your child a favor and keep them out!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

My daughter attends Stuart Middle She is in the 7th grade...I believe you have your good and Bad teachers everywhere you go, and its not all good for sure, But there is a few caring teachers in the bunch. However I do think That the school could Improve. They could set up some workshops on how Students should treat each other....wouldnt hurt some of the teachers to attend either. Over all I think that there is a effort put in they just need to work a little harder to better the childrens education and tone down the issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am an eight grader at Stuart. I have been at Stuart for two years. i have seen the best and the worst of this school. In my sixth grade year I went to Conway. I lost IQ points everyday. When I came to Stuart all I heard was how horrilbe Stuart was. But when I got there it was great, Teachers welcomed you everyday with a smile on their faces. Sometimes the classes can get a little out of control but they always clam it down. Now as in at the end of my eight grade year all the new teachers and staff are horrilbe. The difference is the year before everyone was friends and this year all we hear is how horrible we are. The school was great before but now with new staff trying to be strict and now students are being bad because of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2009

I am a student at Stuart Middle School. I am a current sixth grader. I am a student on Student Council, as well as a Cellist. At Stuart I feel the education is highest of quality and class. I am a Navigator in 603. My classes include social studies, orchestra, math, science, reading and language arts. I enjoy all of my classes. My orchestra is of high quality. I have seen bad reviews of the orchestra program. But I do believe that if a sixth grader gets straight DISTIGUISHED at KMEA, then the school and orchestra is of high quality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2008

Stuart middle school is at our highest expectations my child go there and is in 6th grade and is very content there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Stuart Middle School is at its best this year with our new princable, Ms. Alexander. We the 6th 7th and 8th grade spartans at jesse stuart middle school are aloud more freedom. The Freedoms not being escorted to class, 5 min. locker and bathroom breaks! stuart is an awsome school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2008

My daughter attended this school year Aug/2007 and was very unhappy. We really dislike this school and everything about it. Their up to 30 students in each class. No control at all (ISAP is a joke to the kids). Maybe she needed to be on another team, but i doubt it. The staff seemed to be burnt out. Just way too many students in this school. They really need alot help there. I do not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

Hi. I go to Stuart at the moment. It is an okay school, coming from a student perspective. The down fall's are the lack of dicipline on certain teams, mainly those that are below AP classes. Also, when it comes to awards, they focus on sports. If you are on a sports team, man, you are best of the best. those on academic lists don't receive much recognition. I myself are on no sports teams and I'm not planning on getting much when the awards day comes around. The teachers there are great, well most of them. Stuart has a great great health program. The instructor is my favorite teacher. If you are in helath programs you are most likely to be accepted to PRP if your grades are good. AP programs helps that, too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

I went to Stuart in the eighties, when it was the advanced program school for the area. I received an excellent education, and remember my time there quite fondly. Unfortunately, the school has declined in the intervening period. I have two sons there now. While I have no real concerns about their safety (the school is not violent) I have very serious concerns about their academics. Many of the programs and clubs I enjoyed there are now defunct. The orchestra program is absolutely pitiful, with poor equipment and very poor instruction. The foreign language program is barely adequate for any child who is likely to go to college down the line. Worksheets and busywork are the norm, but real learning is a thing of the past at Stuart. Both the advanced and honors programs are working at a level well below what was considered 'regular' program curricula only fifteen years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

My son is now attending stuart and I only heard bad things about stuart. Not true! For the first time ever I decided to join PTSA and actually get to see both sides of the school (parent and PTSA). The principal is very nice but also rules the school with a firm hand (as expected). Some of the students do act up but are dealt with in appropriate manner and as expected. Some of the problems are really not the school, the teachers or the students...The problem is how much can be done and is allowed to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

My two boys are completing the 8th grade in just 2 days and I am very excited to be getting them out of that school! I believe that they got a very basic education. When compared to other kids their age and even younger, my kids are lacking in some departments and it is because of the lack of academics at Stuart. I believe that some of the teachers care about the kids but overall I think they are just happy if the kids get by. I think JCPS should seriously consider replacing the principal here, I think that would probably help tremendously. We just attended the 8th grade luncheon and awards ceremony and I kid you not the crowd, teachers and all, especially the principal got more excited about all the sports programs and the kids involved in those than they did about the kids who achieved academic excellence. I feel sorry for the students that come to Stuart as you are being slighted in many many ways
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

Hello. I am a 7th grade teacher at Stuart and personally, I love it here! The students behave in my class. i love these kids. Well, most of them anyway! -Terry Gribbons
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2005

I, too, have experienced similar problems with this school. I also saw many students not wearing proper uniforms. My child has not learned anything while attending this school. We have voiced our concerns to be told that he is making satisfactory grades. Maybe, but passing and getting an education are two different things and I think shuffling the kids in and out of the school is their biggest priority, not teaching them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

This school isn't very bad academically, it just is in dyer need of discipline. The kids act up and the teachers are just standing at the chalkboard trying to scream over the children. I am a student at Stuart and it actually is like a party school. -Allison Gammon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

My son went to stuart, and I can honestly tell you, do not waste your time sending your child to this poor excuse for a 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 44% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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18%

2012

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

2012

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
16%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
13%
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 Students18%
Female26%
Male13%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students15%
Female15%
Male15%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Female21%
Male17%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students23%
Female37%
Male12%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners30%
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 Students19%
Female20%
Male17%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female27%
Male31%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students18%
Female16%
Male19%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female26%
Male29%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female26%
Male36%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students15%
Female22%
Male9%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities8%
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 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
21%
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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2012

 
 
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U.S. History

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

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2012

 
 
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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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49%
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29%
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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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
White 62% 81%
Black 31% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 76%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Soccer
  • Track
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  • Basketball
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  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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