221 Hornet Dr
Salyersville, KY 41465
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Herald Whitaker Middle School serves 310 students in grades 7-8.
Herald Whitaker Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Herald Whitaker Middle School's student population of 310 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Herald Whitaker Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Herald Whitaker Middle School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#899 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
13%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
32%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
98%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
This chart display the diversity score of Herald Whitaker Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Herald Whitaker Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Herald Whitaker Middle School?

310 students attend Herald Whitaker Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

98% of Herald Whitaker Middle School students are White, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Herald Whitaker Middle School?

Herald Whitaker Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Herald Whitaker Middle School offer ?

Herald Whitaker Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Herald Whitaker Middle School part of?

Herald Whitaker Middle School is part of Magoffin County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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