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Zoneton Middle School

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Posted April 11, 2011

We have 2 children at Zoneton and we are very pleased with their performance. We know the school has been working very hard in their test performance scores and they have raised every year. About one of the only complaints that we do have is our kids very rarely have any homework.. The only reason we think this is bad is because they are going to have a shock come high school and have homework every night. Our kids are very good students- thankfully- but are very active in sports and we feel they are going to have a hard time trying to adjust to having to have that 1 or 2 hours of homework that they are not use to and juggle with the other extracurricular activities. School always comes first; and they know that. The principal is a great leader and is very active with all of the students. She is out front every morning and afternoon and greets every student by name. We love the front office person, she is very helpful with the students and really cares about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

I like this school because it is organized. The kids are under control because they have good boundaries. Go ZONETON!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

As a two-year student, I honestly feel that the school is not what it should be. Why, you ask? It is a) the students themselves and b) the school and county administration. A majority of the students are uncontrollable even by veteran teachers and the principals can't seem to stop it. Oftentimes learning or even thinking is impossible in a typical classroom, and most will get away with it, and those who don't haven't a care if they're punished or not. In addition, many students are forced to re-learn elementary material because others don't understand basic skills. There is not anything wrong with that, but what about that forgotten minority? I am in seventh grade, and the only class I'm remotely challenged in is (8th grade) band; and I can't do anything else about it. Believe me, I've tried. Major discipline issues and unchallenged others? Consider other options before
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2009

this school is really bad! even though its new its still very unorangnized!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I'm very impressed with our new principal. She's wonderful. I really like Zoneton. My daughter has gone there for 2 years now.
—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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%
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 Students28%
Female40%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students16%
Female22%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female35%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female59%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities23%
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 Students33%
Female38%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female60%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities24%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female40%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities4%
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

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

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.

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 94% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 11%
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 56%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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797 Old Preston Hwy North
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
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