Waggener High School

  • Waggener High School serves 904 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Waggener High 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Waggener High School's student population of 904 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students904 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waggener High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Waggener High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#1219 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
7%
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Black
50%
11%
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White
30%
76%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.40
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Graduation Rate80-84%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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