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Graves County Middle School

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Posted March 2, 2008

I have a daughter in the eigth grade. She likes her teachers and makes good grades. The teachers seem to be totally focused on the state testing and nothing else. This may be due to the principal and superintendent who view the testing as the only thing that matters. I have observed the principal during after school functions monitoring the building but not even speaking to students or parents. A very poor example of leadership displayed to a very impressionable group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

I have a daughter attending the middle school presently and a daughter that attending this school a few years ago. Overall this is an excellent school system. My daughters have received an excellent education here and I have one more daughter to go! I do wish the teachers would email me progress reports concerning my child but overall this system is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

I believe Graves County Middles school is a very good school. My oldest son is an eight grader there. He is very happy at school. If there is an extracurricular activity that your child is interested in they should be able to find it here.My son brings home A's and B's. The teachers are just like any other school, some you like and others you do not, but I do believe your child will get a good education there. My wife is very involved in my son's education. All the teachers E-mail her and let her know how he is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

My oldest child went to this school. Academic programs were below that of other schools. Extracurricular was average. There was virtually no parent involvement. Some of the teachers were excellent while others did not seem to care. My daughter will not be attending this school. I do not recommend sending your children to this school if you want them to excell.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students58%
Female67%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female59%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities10%
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

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
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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2012

 
 
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Biology I

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

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2012

 
 
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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.

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

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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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

Average

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 92% 81%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 11%
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 55%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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