School Details

Pleasure Ridge Park High School

Test Scores by grade

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KY00212

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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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KY00212

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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.
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KY00213

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  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasure Ridge Park High School is a public high school in Pleasure Ridge Park. 1,867 students attend Pleasure Ridge Park High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 55% of the 1,867 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pleasure Ridge Park High School is 19:1. Beth Haven Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 36%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    PRP is an excellent school. My children have had the best teachers in the advanced program. Our family has been very pleased with the quality of the teachers school leadership and the academics.

  • (5 years ago)

    PRP is one of the best schools ever. Though we have had a lot of hardships over the past academic year I do not think that any other school in our County City State or Country could deal with the problems as well as we have. I am proud to be a Panther! '09!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a daughter that attends PRP. She loves PRP and at this time don't want to be any where else but at PRP. My fears are as a Parent is she having to much fun and not enough learning. She is a freshmen so I hope soon that I can love PRP as much as she does.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love my school. I am currently attending P.R.P and I am a senior. Everything is different here the student teacher and administrators respect us and I love it. I plan on coming back here when I get my teaching license. I will be sending my kids here to.

  • (7 years ago)

    Iam a current student of this school. PRP is awesome. The atmosphere there is amazing. You feel like a family there. Everyone knows everyone and you always have a place to fit in. The teachers there are remarkable. They are so nice and willing to help. You can easily go to them for advice or even joke around with. The teachers there are like your best friends. And the academics are the same. There great! You have a diverse way of learning. You can choose from many different types of classes in many different types of levels ranging from regular to AP or college courses. The athletic dept. is another outstanding thing at PRP. We are known as state champions. When teams come up against us they are intimidated. We are full of pride and dont mind showing it. PRP is a great school. One i wont regret attending.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a 2004 graduate of PRP high school and I must say that it was a very diverse and rewarding experience. The atmosphere at PRP is very close we were like a family there. If you had any problems it was easy to go a counselor and have your problem taken care of. It was also laid back in a sense that made it easy to express yourself in the classroom without feeling like someone will penalize you if you are wrong. The parents were always welcome in the classroom the teachers really appreciated the help. I think that it was a good school for me to attend and I would recommend it to anyone who wants their child to have a positive diverse high school experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am the parent of a student in the Advanced Program at PRP. My child also participates on two athletic teams. I could not be happier about the rigor taking place within his curriculum. Teachers have been gracious when dealing with our family and have stayed after school on numerous occasions for my son to check his understanding of a newly taught topic. We are also very happy with the athletic teams at PRP. The coaches are also teachers of their respective sport. They are also respectful and intent on being good role models for my son. PRP is a diverse school that mirrors the 'real' world. His experiences at school have helped him to learn to interact with all 'shapes and sizes' unlike that of the private sector. My son's standardized test scores would have allowed him to attend any school but PRP has proven the place to be!

  • (9 years ago)

    I think PRP is horrible. It totally neglects to involve its parents in a partnership in their students education. The staff is dismissive and disrespectful at best. Unless the student is either the worst of the worst or the athletic elite it is virtually impossible to share concerns for your child's personal progress for the future.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is one that I will never regret attending. The teachers in the building are outstanding and they really care about the students and their success in life. Not only are we a great academic school but our athletic programs are great. We are losing a great coach this year that really cared about his players and wanted them to do their best. Coach Leasor can never be replaced in true Panther hearts. Coach Mabrey is also another outstanding coach and he cares about his basketball players. The programs in this school are fantastic and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. I will always be a Panther and I hope that after reading this you will allow your child to have the same great experience that I had these past four years of high school!

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