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Clay County High School

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Posted May 20, 2007

The academic programs are great it is very easy to get involved in music art and sport at clay county high, and lot of parents get involved in school activities
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 1, 2006

Clay County High School is an excellent school, and I am proud to say that I have attended CCHS. It boasts some of the most caring and involved teachers and faculty I have ever seen. They try everyway possible to get students interested in school, and even care about the students on a more personal level. I have noticed many parents complaining about the supposed lack of text books, however all your child needs to do is check one out of the library. Every student knows this. Within the first few weeks of school every student is brought to the library and given an overview of everything available to them. If your student needs a book to bring home, it is readily available to them. I wish I could continue to brag about the excellence of this school, unfortunately I have a word limit. So finally, I believe CCHS is an exemplary school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2005

I love CCHS! I am a repeat freshman, but it is totally my own doing. How could you say that they don't focus on knowledge? My grades were great last year, but I had to have homeschooling, and couldnt keep up, thats the reason I am a repeat. It has nothing to do with the material, teachers, or staff. It is a great school. The attendence poilicy may be a little harsh, but it seems to be affective, doesnt it? I look foward to going to school everyday. Most of the teachers make classes fun, excusing a few that is. So Keep up the great work everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2005

Well, I am a Graduating Student of Clay County High- 2005, and i disagree with all the comments made towards CCHS. If you people would get your heads out of the 'gutter' you would have noticed our top 20 of 2005. May I inform you that you had to have ABOVE a 4.0 to even make the cut? We had students that had 4.0 that coudln't be on the top 20 because it was so full. If you have rude comments toward this school why even waste your time on it? Take yourself and your kid somewhere else if CCHS doesnt meet your standards. In my opinion- you parents that have looked down upon this school are the parent of a troubled child that stays in trouble. That's problem not the school districts.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2005

The teacher leadership doesn't even exsist at the high school. The only students the teachers worry about are the boys who play basketball. they need to concentrate on teaching the entire year instead of a month before CATS testing and craming everything in at once.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2005

I Agree, Their is never a nurse, If he or she isnt there at all times, why pay them when we can get another nurse. Teachers are lazy, most sit on their computer surfing the internet and or on the phone all day. Its 'Helpless.' All they worry about is attendance, theirfore they get their money out of your child. If a kid is sick, dont send them to school. POOR!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

This school's priority seems to be attendance, not knowledge. They cram for testing, instead of teaching it throughout the year, a school nurse is rarely to be found on the property, although one is employed, and there is no money for books or learning materials. A student cannot take a book home to study, except under special circumstances, as there are not enough books to go around. The teachers are of good quality and seem to care tremendously, but do not have what they need to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students38%
Female44%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female33%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
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

Writing

All Students43%
Female54%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%
Biology I

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%
English II

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%
U.S. History

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
11%
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 Students21%
Female22%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students23%
Female21%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students41%
Female51%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students22%
Female19%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged15%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Below Average


College readiness rating 20143What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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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.

3 This rating is based on average composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 81%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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415 Clay Co High Rd
Manchester, KY 40962
Phone: (606) 598-3737

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