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Johnson Central High School

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Posted April 14, 2009

This school excels in pride and respect and academic expectations! They've made my child more self-confident.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

it is the best school you will take your children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

This school is indeed THE BEST SCHOOL in the state of Kentucky, and one of the best in the United States; it was even listed in the news paper that Johnson Central was one of the countries best schools. With a great sports program and also great academics. We have had four consecutive football seasons averaging ten or more wins per season, and score as one of top scores in the state on our end of the year tests every year. This is indeed the best school in the state of Kentucky without any doubt what so ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2006

I am currently a student of Johnson Central High School and I personally would never even consider changing high schools for anything. This school has a great atmosphere for students to learn in and wonderful teachers that help you every step of the way. Johnson Central is progressing wonderfully in everything that we do. We have been close to the top 10 schools on the end of the year testing and we have exceeded the state average on all areas of the test. There is so much greatness that I could comment about this high school that this review would exceed 2 pages easily. I believe that in a few years we could very possibly be one of the best schools in the state of Kentucky if not THE best school in the state of Kentucky.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2006

I am a former JCHS student, the school always said it was the 'Best School in the State of Kentucky' and it is! There is a saying, and still is, that any JCHS student *And JCMS student at that* will be able to remember 40 years from now, 'Pride and Respect' Have Pride in your school and respect for your teachers and fellow peers. It didn't mean as much to me then as it does now, I really would not want to be comming from any other school. The Academic's there are phenominal, as the Academic team *which I was not on, but dated someone who was on it throughout school* and so I went to the academic meets for years, and I don't remember once when we didn't get first in regionals, and many many times we made it to state and nationals.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 7, 2005

Johnson Central High School ranks well among state and national schools. They offer many honors and AP classes for advanced students, have many clubs and programs, etc.
—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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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

Language Mechanics

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female32%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities30%
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

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%
Biology I

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%
English II

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
U.S. History

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students21%
Female17%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students28%
Female27%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students53%
Female59%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students60%
Female50%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities56%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
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 60%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Spanish
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School Leader's name
  • Phillip Wireman
Fax number
  • (606) 789-2547

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish
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257 North Mayo Trail
Paintsville, KY 41240
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