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Whitley County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1223 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2011

This school is horrible!! A safety hazard to students and teachers! One teacher is currently in a coma after trying to break up a fight!


Posted January 3, 2008

Whitley County High School has improved itself greatly since I first started attending there. I am impressed with it's advancements & I am excited to see where it's going to be in the next few years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2007

Whitley County High School is a good school. I like the teachers and staff. It has really improved over the years. They are trying to make this school shine. Since they have worked on the grounds we now have a huge campus with all the trimmings. I would encourage everyone to check it out, it is worth it :)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 26, 2007

The academic programs are very low in quality. The corridors are drastically over crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2006

The teachers are excellent and they offer tons of after school activities as well as clubs and sports to join. Their focus is on education first and everything else comes next! Whitley County High, in my opinio, is a terrific school and I am proud to have graduated from there!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 21, 2004

Its great and challenging! This school challenges kids totheir limits and encourages to do their best!
—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 51% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 Students56%
Female63%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female59%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities47%
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

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%
Biology I

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
13%
English II

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%
U.S. History

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students25%
Female20%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students24%
Female24%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities32%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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