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Calloway County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 970 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2012

Calloway is a great school. Teachers have high expectations for all students and the administration is very supportive. They were awarded a bronze star award by US News and World Reports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2010

I believe attending Calloway county was very beneficial to me. I could not have recieved a better learning enviroment or overall atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

This is my first year in Murray Kentucky and I am a senior. Calloway County High School might be a small school, but the atmosphere is awesome. The new principal this year is extremely nice, and focuses on bettering the school as a whole. Teachers stop to help you, and the school is really into athletics. Though because of where the school is located, there is somewhat diversity.. I just wish that my peers would be more excepting to the fact that people are different.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

I am a former student at Calloway County Schools and I loved it! I am so happy that both of my sons are getting to go to the same schools as I did and get to enjoy all the fun and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

I am a former student of the Calloway County School System and I absolutely loved it and DID not feel at any point that I was being treated as a commodity. Please note that those words were typed during a conflict between the schools regarding student population, both of the districts' lines among several other things. The academics there are awesome, I feel as I truly received the best education that I possibly could have. I loved my time at Calloway County High School as well as all the other years that I spent in Calloway County. While it may be a smaller school, closer attention is given to those who need it the most, the Laker Band is truly amazing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 26, 2005

I have had a child in the Calloway Co. schools for the last 12 years. I feel my child has had the best educational experience possible. Calloway Co. schools provide excellent educational experiences that are second to none. The teaching staff is exceptional as well. Calloway sports programs are well run and competetive. I could never ask for a better school for my child to attend! Calloway Co. schools operate with integretity and fairness to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

It is obvious that the previous 'rating' isn't from a Calloway parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

School board treats kids as commodities. They are power hungry and care more for 'status' than about educating the children. Recent lawsuits they have settled and the current dispute with district residents about school choice have hurt the community but the board doesn't care. Today there was a called meeting that barely met the open meetings law. The board needs to be voted out of office in order for the school district to continue to improve. The current board policies are going to do tremendous damage to the district and the children in their schools.
—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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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 Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities20%
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

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%
Biology I

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%
English II

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%
U.S. History

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students46%
Female42%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Female59%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities26%
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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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 93% 81%
Black 2% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 48%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2108 College Farm Rd
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: (270) 762-7375

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