School Details

Grant County Middle School

305 School Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035
(859) 824-7161
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 929 students 17 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

34%
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Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Grant County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
35%
42%
51%
51%
54%
66%
66%
64%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Grant County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
39%
45%
50%
50%
52%
57%
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59%
36%
36%
35%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Grant County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
42%
46%
65%
69%
66%
62%
65%
71%
56%
40%
60%
36%
36%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Grant County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grant County Middle School is a public middle school in Dry Ridge. 929 students attend Grant County Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 57% of the 929 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grant County Middle School is 17:1. Maurice Bowling Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a grandson that attended Grant County schools until the 9th grade. He always did badly in school and for 3 or 4 years was going to be tested for learning disabilities. (He never was tested!) His grades were always terrible and barely passed by the skin of his teeth. In the 9th grade he moved and is in a different school district. He has received achievment awards for his academic studies. He is flourishing something that would never happened at Grant County. I feel llike it is a horrible school based on my experience. Did the teachers just ignore him because he's quiet? Didn't they care but put a label on him and not try with him? I'll never know but I am certainly glad he is no longer there.

  • (3 years ago)

    why don`t I see any up dated review on here. Doesn`t anyone care. I like to know.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is awesome! I love the school and everyone in it.

  • (6 years ago)

    new school year and a new principal love the activities and all sports involvement

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a new student at GCMS and so far I love it. however I get no physical activity at all since I am in band. I love the teachers and they do not favor anyone.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is in the 6th grade this year at GCMS and as a parent I was very concerned about the transition from elementary to middle school. I am very pleased with my daughter's teachers. They all do a wonderful job. GCMS has an array of individuals at this school. I don't see teachers trying to meet needs of just a particular group. I see needs being met for all students. Parents play a large role in a childs educational process. If a parent instills in their children that education is important then teachers will be able to teach those children with ease. It starts at home-parents should remember to place values in their children and all else will be pleasing.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has ADHD/Tourettes Syndrome and I have told the teachers and school officials repeatedly to please let us know if they are experiencing any problems with him not turning in assignments or not paying attention etc. Because of his very real disability he has trouble if the curriculum is not followed exactly. I've gone up to the school repeatedly to try and get some help for my child other than just me and my husband teaching him here at home. Even though they have all of our contact information including cell phones and email address they do not contact us about any concerns they have. The teachers and administrative staff simply do not care unless the student is an athlete a cheerleader or comes from a wealthy or well known family. This school system has failed our son and gets an 'F' from us.

  • (10 years ago)

    teathers dont care they just want togo home they dont help kids that are behind they just disaplin them and that is wrong.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student of grant county middle school and our teachers there give great effort to teach every student willing to learn. Many of the kids are not willing and the teachers try to get them to study and do there work but they are not willing and some parents don't care. The teachers are doing the very best they can but the students are not willing to sit there and learn. The teachers also don't favor the A students and athletes they care about all of us.

  • (10 years ago)

    my child is an A student but she feels teachers favoritize the athletes. Also teachers seem not to care about other children lacking behind and they discpline them but thats not working. GCMS needs to be a more involved school.

  • (10 years ago)

    When my family moved to Grant County I met with the counselor to discuss what my child struggles with in school. I made it clear that she has a hard time concentrating and needs extra help. I asked the teachers in the classes she had the most difficulties in to contact me before she had a failing grade my child would hide school work and I would call her teachers but they did not seem to care. My childs behavior in school started to be defiant and I did not know what to do. I would ask the school but the principal and counselor did not seem to care. In my opinion I think they just push this type of child through the system and not take an interest in the ones that struggle just the ones that are A students and atheletes. my child and myself feel let down.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am very disappointed in GCM because you can not get any answer. My child has slacked off played games and just doesn't care about any school work and not anyone wants to hear about it. I have been at the school only to hear excuses. I made a comment about how children need to get involved with group and twice I ask for a paper with the school groups and I'm still waiting. I feel this school is not on the behalf of our children nor do I see them caring for our children.

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