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Wayne County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 692 students

 
 

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Posted March 9, 2011

Spent 6 years in the Wayne County school system and graduated from there. I excelled, or at least thought I did, and then went on to college and could barely pass. While I was there, test results showed our county, academically, was at the bottom of the pack. Obviously I had no control over where I attended high school, but if your kids have another option, TAKE IT! While there I saw other kids struggle in areas and a large majority of the teachers were unwilling to help them or put in extra time with them. I struggled with math for a while and my mother had to hire an outside tutor to help me. It's just not the place to be to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2005

WCHS is a very well educated school. I mean every school has its ups and downs but for the most part WCHS has its ups! Our school is very involved with the sports...we encourage all students to be involved as well. The school has won very many awards and such for the great sports teams that we have! Our parents are also very involved...their are progress reports sent home, phone calls made if student is tardy or absent to school, and many other ways we let the parents know how their child is doing. The safety in this school is amazing. Their are about 32 video camera's all along the school as well. Over all WCHS is a great school where your child will not only get a well education but will also make many great friends!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2005

This is an awful school. Everything is awful. They do not prepare you for anything outside of Wayne County. I feel like I am so far behind in my classes at college because I was never taught the fundamentals of certain areas. At the most only 15 stundents go on to college at this school. If you just want to know enough material to get by in a factory or retail job, then Wayne County High School is the best place to go.
—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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female49%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students62%
Female76%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities7%
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

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
38%
Biology I

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
17%
English II

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%
U.S. History

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%
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 Students57%
Female68%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students23%
Female19%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities7%
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

Below Average


College readiness rating 20143What's this?

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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%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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