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Mason County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 821 students

 
 

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Posted October 12, 2009

I love MCHS.. I couldnt imagine goin anywhere else.. I am getting ready to graduate in May of 2010.. MCHS has great teachers, excellent classes for all levels of skill.. (AP and Honors for the advanced students). The teachers care enough to help with your needs so you can progress. They work on improving many skills that you may need help with. The Adminsrative staff is great. There are many extra-curricular activities to choose from (FCCLA to Reading Club and everything in Between) I couldn't dream of a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2008

We have great teachers, technology, leadership and committment to education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

Awesome school. Student engagement, technology and home visits!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

Mason County is one of the best schools ever. I moved here from a private Liberal Arts school and I never want to go back. Mason County offers many great programs and teachers are there to help us with whatever we may need. The parent involvement is great and all of the staff are great. Everyone is very commited to having the best school we can possibly have and I think they're doing a very great job. I would totally reccomend Mason County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

Great school. The teachers and administartors care and do home visits. It is tough but fair here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

MCHS is a well balanced school. Everyone cares about my student and the programs are enriching and rewarding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2007

As a parent it has everthing we want in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

We have a great school. I love going there and love everything we have to do. The administrators are tough but fair, the teachers care about us and our co-curricular programs are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

I have read some of these reviews and they are not fair. It seems a few disgruntled students are slamming the school. We have a wonderful school system, a principal who works hard and cares about the students, teachers who make home visits and help students who fail and wonderful advanced placements classes. MCHS is one of the tops schools in the state!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

We have a wonderful school system. The teachers and administrators seemed to be working hard to provide a wonderful school. There are so many AP classes to take and my student can take college classes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

Out of all the schools in the state Maysville-Mason County Schools are among the worst. As a former graduate of Maysville High School I believe that even after the consolidation between Maysville-Mason that they treat them like they are inmates. We are now enrolling are 4 children into the Augusta Independent Schools District in order to bring them what my husband and I had a small school setting. I hope that many do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

This school is one of the two top schools in the entire state for preparing students for college, according to a 2005 study done by the Kentucky Council of Post Secondary Education. To be among the best schools in the state some times requires tough decisions by the school's leadership. The school administration may not win a popularity contest, but the results speak for themselves.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted March 10, 2006

As a graduate of Mason County I feel that the school system is a great one. The teachers are some of the finest in the state, and so many of them have helped me even after my time as their student. They cannot shoulder all of the responsibility. I was a self-motivated student and I had parents that were supportive of my activities and my school. This is a responsibility for one's learning that cannot be taught in a classroom, but it directly affects a students performance in school and his success in life. Mason County is not a large school, and many people would like to see every sport or activity available for their kids, but that is just not realistic. They do a fine job with what is offered and continue to improve. I think Mason County deserves more credit than what is presented.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 10, 2006

Mason County High School is a great place to work. I am very honored to be a teacher at a high school that excels not only in the classroom, but outside of the classroom as well. We have outstanding teachers and great leadership from our principals and counselors. My child will go to school at Mason County and I will be very proud of that.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 28, 2005

I personally don't like the way the school treats students. They treat them like they're prison inmates. They pretend to care so that they won't have to worry about parents complaining about them. The teachers, counselors, and staff are excellent, but having negative principals just seems to overshadow the good things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2005

Mason County Schools are the worst. The teacher quality, though, is pretty good, as well as the parent involvement. The actions taken by the principals are too harsh on the students for doing just a few dumb things. Overall, the school gets a F, and I advise all parents to keep their kids away from Mason County. To make it worse, the school has completely eliminated driver's ed from the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2005

Mason County Schools do treat students differently. Mason County does have same very devoted teachers and other staff members. But with having such a negative principal its easy to overlook the other staff. When I went to college I wasn't prepared at all for what I was now enrolled in. More time should be used to prepare juniors and seniors for the rest of their lives.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 10, 2004

I think Mason County Schools are the worst. Yes, they do treat students differently. They assume the children are just being rebellious. I believe these children have it the worst there because it doesnt matter how hard they try, they are labeled trouble-makers, rebellious, and defiant. I think the teachers and staff need to be educated on how to teach these children or make a classroom just for them and find at least one teacher who could teach them. They also treat honor roll students better. If there was another public school here I would remove my children from Mason County School altogether.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

No one in Mason County High School gets treated better than anyone else, especially athletes. I know, I am a former athlete. The school is also not based on cliques. There are such things because that's how the students make it. It is just who the students are friends with, and who they prefer to hang out with. Those are some of the worst statements I have ever heard about this school. But I do agree that the teachers need to focus more on getting us ready for college. I went all through high school and barely ever studied, and now that I'm in college, I have to study a few hours every day. At the beginning of college I wasnt ready for that, and it slowed me down some. But overall, I rate mason county a B.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 8, 2004

As a graduate of Mason County High School; I feel too much time was devoted to Portfolio Writings and end of the year CAT's testing. Many of my fellow graduates weren't prepared for the much different college life - needed more skills in actualy grammar, math, etc. Principal leadership needed much improvement; and the faculty isn't very experienced. Athletes are treated much differently and above all other students. The school has entirely too many cliques based upon income. Although class sizes are smaller; the classes are just too spread out because students are there for show and teachers are there strictly for monetary sums. Overall the school deserves a 'D'
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial15%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female38%
Male20%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged15%
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

Writing

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities18%
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

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
96%
Biology I

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%
English II

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial8%
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students45%
Female53%
Male38%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial29%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students35%
Female28%
Male42%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
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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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.

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 87% 81%
Black 7% 11%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 48%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1320 US 68
Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (606) 564-3393

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