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Shelby County West Middle School

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Posted May 25, 2009

This school is beyond amazing and east has nothing on west!:) in academics and sports so give up east these warriors will show you who's boss!!!(hey every body do the warriors rumble he-y-y-y-y-y-y lets rumble-rumble!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

The teachers are wonderful and we really love the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

My daughter feels safe at West, she enjoys school. I can't generalize on the teachers, there have been some I'm impressed with others not so much. Communication needs work. TAG does need work but Mr. Neihof seems to be working on that. Parents need to be aggressive for your student, TAG has been one learning experience after another this year! My daughter has enjoyed all her activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

I love West Middle.The teachers over all are very nice and they are very caring...they try too help us out the best they can. The students here are over all very nice we get along pretty well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2008

its great! my daughter couldnt be happier there! the sports program is excellent and so is the academic but the tag program could use some work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Pitiful. The teachers could care less. The Talented and Gifted program is a name and nothing else. I am in 5 TAG categories and we did absolutly nothing. Administration is an embarresment.
—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 44% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
69%
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%
Female62%
Male41%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female43%
Male41%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American29%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female68%
Male47%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American39%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners17%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native American56%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native American53%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners32%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native American72%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners64%
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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
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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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 70% 81%
Hispanic 15% 4%
Black 11% 11%
Two or more races 3% 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 43%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: (502) 633-4869

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