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Washington County High School

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3 stars

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Posted March 17, 2014

Graduated from this school. Didn't prepare me at all for college. A few of the teachers are extremely rude and I even had one tell me I wouldn't go on to college. I made it to college and will soon graduate with two degrees. There are a few teachers I would thank deeply for believing in, the rest of my credit would go to my college professors who helped push me along.


Posted January 24, 2012

My four children graduated from Washington County High School and they are all highly successful. Three out of the four graduated from college without any difficulty at all. They have also gone on to obtain additional degrees. The fourth is still an undergraduate in college. The teachers and administration at this school are very knowledgeable, caring and helpful. There are always teachers willing to stay after school to help students. Some teachers even come in on Saturdays to help students with their academics. This schools also has a challenging academic curriculum. If a student from this school isn't prepared for college, it's because they didn't put out any effort or take advantage of the services offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I graduated from their and it didn't what so ever prepare me for college!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female37%
Male26%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students47%
Female54%
Male40%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
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

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
8%
Biology I

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
10%
English II

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%
U.S. History

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
17%
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 Students10%
Female9%
Male11%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students21%
Female16%
Male24%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students45%
Female51%
Male40%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students32%
Female27%
Male37%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities21%
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 84% 81%
Black 10% 11%
Hispanic 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 53%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 Lincoln Park Rd
Springfield, KY 40069
Phone: (859) 336-5475

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