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Louisville Male High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1728 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2013

I hate this school . Teachers make you feel stupid if you say something or do something wrong in front of your class and laugh at you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2013

Male High is a wonderful school. It would be something if all schools were like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

i went to male my freshman year and thought it was a good school until May came along. My science and Algebra 1 teachers didnt not prepare me and many other students for their finals and we wound up flunking out because of it. Don't get me wrong, the school spirit is an amazing experience... but other than that, nothing special. the teachers only care if you're really smart or if you are an athletic all-star. If you are not either of these, forget about getting the best education you can. other than education, the cost to attend Male is ridiculous. I paid $500 on registration day!!! That, to me, is insane for a public school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2012

Male is an outstanding school! Our children were very well prepared for college. Yes, the rules are strict and students get called out for being out of uniform, but they know the rules and they are required to live by them. Our children were involved in everything from sports to music, and several clubs in between. We also had one who was a class officer for four years. They learned in the classroom and all outside of it. We are confident we did the right thing by putting our child in the traditional program. Male exceeded all of our expectations. Go Dawgs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

My nephew went here and had to switch out because the communication with the teachers was horrendous!


Posted August 7, 2011

I LOVE MALE HIGH SCHOOL!!! That is the only way i can even come close to describing how wonderful this school is!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2011

I love this school it is very good, strong academically, and strict. My kid loves it too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I have one Male grad and two current students. Male has served all three very well. With the return of Mr. Boehm as principal, Male is running a tighter ship. He set higher expectations for the students, teachers and staff, and most of them have met or exceeded his challenge. My daughter felt very prepared for college and has excelled at that level. Parental involvement is expected and the turnout is high. It's not all work and no play. Male has a large variety of clubs and teams to join, and their music department is outstanding. All-in-all, we have been very pleased with the place we call our second home. Go Dawgs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Male is a great school! The teachers are wonderful, and actually enjoy teaching. The traditional program is the best college prep available in the public system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

This school is terrible. My child has told me numerous times that he feels like all they care about is what he's memorized lately, rather than actually learning the material. They are always worried about the dress code for no particular reason other than 'to see which teacher can get the most dress code write ups'. I would recommend avoiding this school at all costs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Wonderful school with teachers that understand the balance between academic and social learning. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

I'm a senior at Male right now, and I hate it. Most of the teachers and administation are too uptight and strict. They obsess over the smallest thing (like one inch of your shirt being untucked) and focus on that, rather than concentrate on doing what they're paid to do, which is teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

I went to male for 2 years and hated it. It was a school built only for special children that either have great athletic abilities or live soley on books. If you dont devote your life to academics or athletics, your chance of recieving a decent education is very slim. So i switch to Ballard High where students come first and all suceed!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

Male High School does what they say they will do and nothing less. They prepare us for college and allow us to decide what classes we take later in the years to give us a head start in preparing for our careers. They teach us self-discipline and to be respectful to others. Instead of cramming ideas into our heads, giving us tests over it, and allowing us to forget all the information we are given withing just a few days, they allow us to teach each other and ourselves with their guidance so we understand and make sure that we remember what we are being taught. I would deff. recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

I am now a senior at Male High School and I must admit it is a great school. Going in I had my doubts about it because of it being so strict but I quickly learned thats not the case. The kids are usually great to be around and easy to get along with. Male does a great job of filtering out students who cause problems which makes the school safe. On top of that they just added 32 cameras to watch over everyone and make sure things move smoothly. The teachers and staff and especially the principal are great with working with you. There main goal is to get you to succeed in life and move on to college. Thats why Male has a 99% graduation rate and 90%$ of them go on to college. Male also has reat sport programs and win state championships on a yearly basis.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

I feel that this is one of the best public schools to attend. I am currently a sophomore there and like all of my teachers in addition to my classes. Most of the teachers aren't as strict as they're made out to be. All in all, I would much rather go to this school as opposed to another school in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2008

I attended Male High School for two years. I began to notice the lack of education I was being taught and the teachers and principles were becoming soft and allowing students to run the school. Male High is not a strict school nor a great academic facility. Thats all words printed by the faculty or by parents glad to see their child succeeding. Male has become a daycare in which the babysitters allow students to tease others without addressing the problem. I have switched to a private school and feel much safer and educated. I was embarrassed to tell people I attended Male.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

My daughter graduated 5-07. She moved away to college and had a great first semester. I am grateful for the many wonderful teachers who helped in making her so prepared and provided enchoragement. Sure, there were some problems but you will have that anywhere. As a parent, it is important to guide your child and prepare them for future and life isn't just fun and games and high school won't be either. I currently have a sophomore at Male and continue to be pleased with what I see at Male.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

Male is an extremely challenging and advantageous school. The education is top notch and the discipline of all my peers amazes me. the dress code keeps male focused on the work done which has made us a top school in the country. I recomend this school, it's supportive, fun, caring, and trully works as a team and its so much fun to take part in that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

Male is a very bad school. My kids went there and they felt very unsafe and they weren't challenged at all. We switched to private school and they were better off there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 51% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 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 Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 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

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%
Biology I

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

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%
English II

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
U.S. History

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

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students69%
Female62%
Male79%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 65% 82%
Black 31% 11%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

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  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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  • Latin
  • Spanish

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Louisville, KY 40213
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