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Middlesboro High School

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Posted July 30, 2014

MIddlesboro High School is a great school. They have a strong program for college bound students which successfully prepares them to compete for college admission nationwide. The school focuses on supporting and accademically challenging less fortunate students as well. Traditionally, MHS has been viewed as one of the best high schools in Eastern Kentucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2014

Our children do well and thrive at Middlesboro High School. The educators and the supportive community help the student exceed and train them to compete in the larger world. We try to focus our children on academics, however, the school's sports and arts programs are wonderful, too. The Middlesboro community is fortunate to have such an historical and proud instituion to educate its youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

if you want an education you can get it here with the great teachers and challenging courses
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

Middlesboro high school is a wonderful place to be. And the middlesboro high school band is absolutely amazing for their size.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 15, 2008

i think that middlesboro high school is the best school ever and have a good basketball team !!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2005

Being a graduate from Middlesboro 3rd generation grad from Middlesboro High School, and a recent grad myself I feel that Middlesboro high school has alot to offer to those students who want it. I have found that most complaints from Middlesboro high school come from those that wish for everything to be given to them no matter if someone else sought after it harder, the guidance at the school has several workshops for college enrollment, but are optional to the students so that attention can be given to those whom seek it. I have went on to college as did several of my classmates. Drug issues are big in the mountains of south eats kentucky, as well as in the inner cities of large metropolitian areas. However I have never personally noted out of my 4 years at MHS drugs being freely given and not persecuted.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 14, 2005

Middlesboro High School is an awful school. Drugs seem to be an extra-cirricular activity. Unless your child plays sports or is a cheerleader they do not count. Middlesboro in general is an awful town which is why Im moving asap. The education level at the high school leaves alot to be desired. And more times than not when Ive had to go into the office for something I am over-looked until I finally just say 'exuse me I was next' When a problem is finally addressed. The staff is under the very false impression that drugs are not in their school when in fact drugs are done on school property including the bathrooms. Bell Co. schools are no better, so do your child a favor and live somewhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

The organization of the school is awful. There are constantly violence and drug issues. My daughter has been discouraged from taking higher level classes when applying for college was given minimal assitance, if any at all. Furthermore she will be declined admission to some of the schools she applied to because councelors have not mailed out transcripts to requested schools. I am overall very disappointed with the performance of MHS and regret sending my daughter there at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2004

My daughter is currently attending MHS, and she absolutely adores it, the staff, the atmosphere, and the class size, as well as being with friends. I am also pleased with the education my daughter is accomplishing, she has attended Middlesboro all of her life and has always been a great student. She also loves to play sports, for the well known, greatly feared 'Yellow Jackets'! Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

I have three teenage daughters, one has graduated from MHS, one is a senior this year, and one is a freshman. My kids have done very well at Middlesboro High School and I have, overall, been very pleased with the education they have received there. All have been or are honors students. My first daughter has also graduated college with honors and gone on to work on her Masters, also with high honors. Way to go Middlesboro!
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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

Language Mechanics

All Students37%
Female37%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students24%
Female28%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students63%
Female77%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%
Biology I

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%
English II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students34%
Female37%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students40%
Female33%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
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?

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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 91% 81%
Black 5% 11%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
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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4404 Cumberland Ave
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone: (606) 242-8820

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