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Daviess County Middle School

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Posted April 1, 2010

i love DCMS its way better than anyother school the teachers are very careing for you and treat you well and give you a great education
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

I think that DCMS is a great i started going there in the 7th grade on the paws team, I loved the teachers, and yeah I will admit I did get in trouble but the teachers understand. One teacher I really liked was Ms. Estes, she was nice and very kind and easy going. Now that im in the 8th grade I'm starting to like school even more, the 8th grade so far as tought me that i can be who ever as i much. On the Den team its really fun. But the Pride team isnt bad, my friends on that team say that the teachers are alson nice. So as you can see the teachers at DCMS are fun but also need the students to listen and behave to the class rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2008

The school is great. They really do everything they can to help with anything and everything. I'll be entering the 8th grade this fall, and so I know a lot of the people. Most of them are great and irreplaceable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2005

The staff at DCMS is very cooperative and very caring excepting a few people. Other than that the school is a great place to be. My kids enjoy the school and have made many friends. Mrs. Valerie O'Bryan is an awesome guidance counseler, she makes you feel right at home. There are many oppurtunities to become active in extra-curricular activities and if you excel you can even advance your competition level to high school if you are in the eigth grade. THe parents are very involved and there are plenty of oppurtunities for volunteering if you are that type of parent and you have the time. The academic programs are very thorough and well explained thanks to some of the great teachers such as Mr. Steve Goodrid. THere are classes for every ability type. Overall I think that this school welcomes with open arms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2005

Daviess Co. Middle has been great. I see a lot of compassion for the children and children who care about one another. Ms. O'bryan is Great and the Principal has instilled a great set of values for the staff and children for what I have seen. My daughter is in Advanced classes and doing very well. When the fear of going to Middle school is gone the first day, you know you are attending a class act school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

DCMS is a great school with wonderful teachers. The guidance counselors are also very friendly and easily accessable to both students and concerned parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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 44% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%
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 39% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%
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 45% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female76%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female79%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female80%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/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

All Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
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 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 81%
Black 2% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 44%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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