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Bullitt Central High School

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Posted April 23, 2013

As a junior at Bullitt Central i must say the school does a poor job, at best, for providing children what they need. The school has a funding program (which is distributed among the sports teams, and the small marginal percentage that remains goes to the teachers. The school cares about only a few things, which are getting the child out the doors, and making sure we have high scores in the ACT (and the standard of "high score" they have would be dubbed low by societal views). The result of this is less student to teacher connection. The teachers themselves (once you know them as a human) can be turned into great instructors. I have taken it upon myself to get to know each teacher i have on a personal (yet professional) level that allows me to enjoy spending time in there class. With that said, I am also obligated to point out that some teachers are more worried about getting the kid out the door of the classroom, than getting them the knowledge themselves. As for the staff, i feel at ease with everyone except the highest members, such as the VP, AP, and a few other figures who seem to take on an authoritarian role and make some students fear going to them for anything they need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2010

I am a sophomore at BulLitt CentraL and i have had my doubts at time but at the end of the day i Love it there . I am proud to be a Cougar .
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

I am a senior at BCHS. And I simply love it. I transfered from NBHS to BC not because of my friends (they all went to NB) but because of me knowing it wold prepare me for the real world. In the end I am glad I choose BC. And just a note our JROTC does not try to recruit their students. They simply make you aware of your choices other then college when you get out of high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

My son liked the school...the teachers and principals were terrific, his counselors were excellent, and he made some good friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

Once again I am writing a review on this school, & I will stick to what I wrote the 1st time this school is GREAT!!! As far as bad grades or missed asignments goes this is a high school which is prepairing our kids for the real world. If teacher have to call everytime a student does not turn things in they would be on the phone nonstop.Since the 1st of the year Bullitt county has had the Infinite Campus. On this website you can check yourself if your kids are turning in thier work, or check their grdaes in each class.As far as sports & JROTC it is conpleately up to the kids if they want to join something extra in school. There are alot of courses to choose from to get you ready for college. And they do not wear uniforms. People get your facts stright!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

I attended Bullitt Central a few years ago, and upon me leaving I found that I was completely unprepared for college. I don't mean that in the sense of knowledge, I mean I simply don't have the classes required to get in. So, thanks to this wonderful high school, I now have to pay for these classes at a community college because I was not prepared in high school! Another note: While I do respect the JROTC program, they obviously are trying to recruit students straight from high school. I had quite a few friends from HS leave and join straight into the army. It's like BC thinks everyone from Shepherdsville is either going to play sports or join the army, otherwise go nowhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I have a child attending Bullitt Central. While there a some good teacher's there, there are even more bad teacher's! They care more about sports and dress code, then the kids getting an education. My child has come to me several time's with things that I have taken to school and nothing has been done. I as a parent am not notified until it's just about too late when it comes to failing grades. This school needs more teachers that care about the students passing then about a dress code or the sports program!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

As a parent, I must say I am impressed with the direction that B.C. is going. The leadership program is top notch as it requires the students to be involved in the community and the AP program is preparing kids for college if they choose to make the effort. While their CATS scores may be borderline, thier AP exam pass rate is above the national average. Besides the typical sports programs, they have a great many other activities to offer. They have a highly competitive Academic team and Future Business Leaders of America program, and also have a bowling team. They have a SADD organization and an agricultural program that is the only ones in the county. Like any organization, there are some individuals that are not the greatest, but BC has been wonderful for my children. T.D.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2006

The pro and cons of any school are going to vary. Bullitt Central is a small school that consist of some very respectable and determind people. Most of the teachers believe in the ethics of treating the students as adults. In some classes the atmosphere was so negative i dreaded (even thinking about) going to that block everyday. But what i dislike the most is the fact the teachers and staff have no expectations for us students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2006

Bullitt Central may not be the worst school, but it is close to it. I have been here for four years, although I am about to graduate, I would still like to warn anyone in the near future who will be attending this school. The academic programs are not horrible nor are they excellent. There are teachers there who could care less about the students, and fail them for pure meanest. I know this from personal experience. Then there are the teachers there who work with the students and get them envolved, and I compliment them. but watch out, it your child get the bad teachers, there is absolutly nothing you can do, because they do not care! BC is all about their sports, if you are not an athlete you are nothing and ther for the principle or teachers and even students do not care. so please pick your school wisely.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2006

I myself, a current student at Bullitt Central, think that you will get out of education what you put into it. While, Bullitt Central may not have a reputation for being the best of schools, it is certainly not the worst either. The opportunity is there, it's just a matter of pushing forward and trying. From my understanding, the only problem with the school seems to be too much focus on minor disciplinary issues, and I agree 110%. I think the disciplinary plan should be revised and edited, but other than that I think the school has done all it can and it is left up to the students. Another, issues that may have an effect on the school would be it's block sceduling ( 4 classes , 1 1/2 hours long) vs. a 6 period day ( 6 classes, 1 hour long)This could be reflected in CATS scores.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

My daughter dropped out of BC (9-7-04) due to stress that she encountered there. She, being a little larger (endowed) than the young ladies that are in the 'in crowd,' would often get into trouble for wearing the same clothes that they were allowed to wear (even though slightly out of dress code complience.) She was absent due to an illness quite often and the attendance 'police' would be very rude to her about it, even knowing that it would be excused by her physician. As a past student of this school (which I loved in the 1970's) it has been very difficult for me to deal with the thought of my child not graduating. However, the staff there didn't seem to mind her leaving (no attempt to try an alternative.) She was not a discipline problem, other than attendance & clothes. A good note, she has already recieved her GED.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2004

As a current student, I have been introduced to the worst education in my life. There are some great teachers there, don't get me wrong, but when the school places more emphasis on CATS scores than on educating the students, things certainly can not be right.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2004

This school has given me nothing but falure. I have 2 Children in this school one about to graduate and another going into the 11th grade. They get concerned on the little things (such as dress code and uniforms such as a grey or white T-shirt under a uniform shirt) and not enough about teaching the kids. Then when a parent has a disagreement they just tell them that is the way it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2004

My oldest son left for college and came back at the next break saying he was not prepared for college. Too much emphasis on dress code, taking care of teachers that are favored by the administration, and sports. If possible do not send your students to Bullitt Central. Too many students, too many special education students with too little funds.
—Submitted by a parent


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Language Mechanics

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%
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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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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51%
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%
Female52%
Male46%
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White49%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female46%
Male34%
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Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities22%
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.

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41%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
12%
Biology I

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
9%
English II

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%
U.S. History

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
27%
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 Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students38%
Female39%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students54%
Female60%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 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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49%
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29%
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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 96% 81%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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 50%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Shepherdsville, KY 40165
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