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Shelby County High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 1202 students

 
 

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Posted May 20, 2010

I have never had a problem being a student in Shelby County High School until this year. There are too many changes that the majority of the students are not in favor of. I am not blaming our principal, but I recognize that ever since the start of our principal's term, there has been nothing but strict rules, and absense of priviledges, such as: the taking away of senior bell/(in which seniors were given permission to leave school ten-fifteen minutes earlier to avoid the horrendous traffic that we experience everyday now), the taking away of our spirit week and pep rally in the Spring homecoming game, the postponement of yearbooks until next schoolyear, and more. The most notable is the taking away of our freedom to individualize our senior pictures from now on - the most special part of the yearbook. I don't recoment this school unless you seek totalitarian dictatorship.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2010

This was one of the worst schools I've ever been to in my entire life. Their is almost no consistency in the rules that every parent thinks are being enforced. I see tobacco products being used by students all the time in almost every class I have. The dress code is absolutely pointless, and only a few teachers enforce it. Students are able to get away with just wearing polo's in front of the teachers who enforce dress code and taking them off when they get to a different classroom or out in the hallway. In most of my classes, I feel like I am not being taught, only assigned work, and forced to teach myself how to do the work. I would not recommend your child attend this high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

We are an awesome school. Shelby County High, has the best teachers! They are laid back and really on demand; they try to help us with everything!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2007

there are too many fights tjat are not kept under controll and i just dont feel that i am safe here!! i am gald that it is my senior year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2007

I love this school overall. The dress code is ridiculous sometimes. The principals can tend to be strict over stupid things. The teachers though, are amazing. I love most of my teachers. We really need more school spirit. Dicipline here is good most of the time. Sometimes in my classes i have that are not honors (one) we have many distractions by other students a lot and it get extremely annoying at times. The dress code is my least favorite thing at this school, it could be a little less strict, and this school is one of the only high schools that I know of with a dress code like this... I wish we could dress normal. Other than that this school is great, it has a fun environment, and the teachers are awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2006

I am a former student from SCHS and I have to brag because SC is one of the best schools in the state. I not only learned educational things but I was taught how to deal with real life situations and how the choices we make now affect us in the future. The teachers at SCHS are completely amazing... I will never forget the kindness and respect I felt when I walked into a classroom at SC. Many teachers stick out in my mind and yet so do the office staff. They seemed to be my favorite people and in a way they were not only workers but friends! I will truly never forget my years as a Rocket and I know because of the leadership and friendship I experienced at Shelby County I will not only succeed in life but I will make a difference!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2005

I think that the person who was talking about the favoritism towards students with siblings in Ivy League schools is extremely rude. I know the family that they are talking about. All of the children in that family are in Ivy League schools, except for the youngest who is still in high school. i know that everyone of them deserved the grades they got while in high school because they worked hard, they were never 'given' a grade. I like SCHS its a great place to go to school, most of the teachers are pretty great and students are generally pretty cool. the biggest complaint you'll hear from the students is about the administration, the principals could be a little better at what they do. The new dress code can also be a bit ridiculous at times. We could also use a bit more school spirit when it comes to football!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

Here's an update on the school as of this school year (2005-2006), I am only a freshman at the school, and this year, there is a very strict dress code, and there is just enough discipline, not too much, and not too little. The school is my favorite that I've ever been to, and I have moved around a lot. I think it is a great school. =D
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2005

I have to say, I disagree about the no discipline. There is plenty of discipline at SCHS and I have never encountered many disturbances during class time. There are the regular disturbances that are going to occur at any public school, despite what measures the school puts in place. This school is alright, it could use some more AP classes and definitely more school spirit (there isn't any). Also, especially since SCHS is located in a small town, there tends to be a lot of favoritism toward students whose parents are 'big' in the community. Especially if those students have siblings that go on to Ivy League schools, teachers tend to think that those students are better than others, and will give them an A simply because they are the kind of students that work hard, EVEN when the student really deserves something lower, even if it is a B.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2004

This school is an okay school, I really would like to see more discipline within the students and maybe a little bit stricter codes. There are too many students without discipline, and running around the halls, disturbing my class time, and making other students unfocused because of the way that they dress, and it makes the teacher have to stop teaching to actually get their attention. But on a good note, a lot of the teachers are really cool.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

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36%
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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

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
37%
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

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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%
Female57%
Male43%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American5%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American30%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities13%
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%
Female63%
Male49%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

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

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The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

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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.

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48%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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36%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

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42%

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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

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%
Biology I

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%
English II

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%
U.S. History

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
32%
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 American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American19%
White24%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners9%

Biology I

All Students30%
Female30%
Male30%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American16%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students59%
Female64%
Male56%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American41%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American30%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged29%
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 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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Reading growth at this school

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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 81% 81%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Black 7% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 37%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1701 Frankfort Rd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: (502) 633-2344

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