Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Kings Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 611 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

4 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 17, 2007

My children have attended Kings for three years. I have had children in Elem., Junior and the Senior High Schools. I think this is an excellent district. I have taught and my kids have attended other schools closer to the city. Unless you have ever gone to a school closer to the city you don't know how lucky you are to have such a great district. My students grades have gone up, there is a lot of one-one teaching, students are encouraged to participate in sports, not a lot of trouble occurs at the school, even in the Senior High. I don't think you are going to find a better district unless you go to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

I graduated from kings in 2002. I remember junior high was a tough 2 years for me. It seemed like there were so many cliques. Teachers didn't help make the environment any easier when they seemed to favor the more outgoing, 'cooler' kids. We also had 'team 1' and team 2' I know this might have helped teachers plan their lessons better, but it seemed like a divison among the students. Each team did their own thing. Instead of dividing students up and labeling them, i think it would have been much more effective to provide equality among all students. It would also provide a chance for students to branch and meet new people. I also think the teachers should have been more in tune with the 'awkward years' of growing up and been more sensitive toward the students during this period of schooling.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

We had terrible problems with this school, moved out of the district as a result. But unfortunately we waited much too long. The social environment is awful and it seems they would rather gloss over it and pretend there is no problem than address it. I don't think we will ever get over the things that we went through in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

This school has a definite problem (which is not being adequately addressed) when it comes to a student's safety from bullies. Also, there are a number of teachers that are continually dishonest with parents. For, instance - telling parents of a problem child that their child is the only student that they have problems with. I know this to be untrue in one particular case because I've talked with many of the other parents.


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 73% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial82%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial91%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled49%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students85%
Female80%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 7AboveMet
Grade 8BelowBelow

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
106 (2011)
 
105 (2010)
 
102 (2009)
 
103 (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 74%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 15%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

5620 Columbia Rd
Kings Mills, OH 45034
Phone: (513) 398-8050

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT