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Owensboro High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 9, 2013

This is the best school in the area! The teachers are excellent and caring. It has a lot to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

I believe this school is the best school in the entire Owensboro area. The principal, Mrs. Burnette, is a great lady and cares about every student. The teachers care and challenge each student to be the best person they can be. The academics are challenging, due to the wide array of AP and Honors courses a student can take. Most of the students are nice to each other and care for each other. The athletic and art programs are superior to area schools. I recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2013

This school doesn't care at all. I go to this school and I get beat up every day. None of the adults seem to care when I tell them. I hate this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2012

OHA is unique and has a caring culture. They take time to get to know each of the students. The cultural diversity is an asset to all students. Students from a variety of backgrounds work side-by-side and learn to appreciate ways in which they are the same and ways in which they are different. The school has the most comprehensive fine arts instruction in the state, which provides opportunities in dance, drama, music, and the visual arts. From preschool through 12th grade, students participate in a wide variety of programs that complement and enrich students educational experience.


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Owensboro highschool because my school is the best in everything
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

The teachers as well as the princpal didn't seem to care. I was going through hard times and none of the teachers or counslors came to me to see if everything was ok until I missed school for 4 months.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2007

I have two children who have graduated from OHS in the last 3 years. The experience for both was outstanding. They were challenged in the classroom with a varied offering of AP courses and given the chance to spread their wings in sports, theater and other organization. The administration cares about all students and shows this in their actions daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

Owensboro High School was an exceptional school. It was challenging and rewarding, and allowed me to soar in college and succeed in my career and life. The teachers were exceptional and caring, the coursework challenging and the atmosphere small-town terrific.


Posted April 26, 2006

I have had a lot of good and bad times at OHS i went there from 9th to 11th grade and then switched to Colllegiate High so i could further my education, OHS is full of great people and great teachers and i'll miss it----selina roberts class of 2006
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male45%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female39%
Male28%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
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

Writing

All Students52%
Female65%
Male42%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial61%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities6%
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 73% in 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
13%
Biology I

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
18%
English II

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%
U.S. History

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
28%
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 Students23%
Female16%
Male28%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students32%
Female29%
Male36%
African American14%
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
White61%
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 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 81%
Black 20% 11%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 62%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: (270) 686-1110

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