Highland Elementary
WOW

Glasgow, KY

#23 Aug 7, 2008
just wondering wrote:
I took my child out of hignland put hin in barren county. no more problems!!!!!!!!!! thank god for barren county schools
YEAHHHHH!!!!!! One more idiot parent gone!!!!
just wondering

United States

#24 Aug 7, 2008
oh buy the way i was just wondering does hignlands principal still wear those skirts with her snatch hanging out the bottom. nothing says education like a cheap womans snatch peeking out
WOW

Glasgow, KY

#25 Aug 7, 2008
And you were trying to look up a woman's skirt because......???? Your are truly an IDIOT!!!! Glad to cut you loose to the BC!!! I am sure you fit it just fine.
just wondering

United States

#26 Aug 7, 2008
wow maybe we got off on the wrong foot here.my child is going to school at bc with the same children he went to school at glasgow with. they are coming to bc buy the truckloads.look around you bc is building schools left and right to handle the glasgow kids that should tell you that theres a probelm.there is no denying the fact that glasgow will out score bc when glasgow a third the kids bc does.glasgow needs to change the way they do things.my child has acelled at bc that doesnt mean all will.i did not like the way my child was treated at glasgow.i have talked to other parents who feel the same way.if you like glasgow thats great.i wanted my child to get a education not win a popularity contest
thumper

United States

#27 Aug 7, 2008
just wondering wrote:
no thumper your wrong my child was a honer roll child at highland as is a honer roll child at barren county.you know thats all you ever hear about glasgow that that the education is so much better but if you go buy how many more kids barren county has thier scores are better than glasgow sorry if i misspeld anything i went to glasgow!!!!!
more kids doesn't equal better scores. you have to take the average and/or median score to level the playing field between smaller and larger schools. average scores in the glasgow system are higher than in barren county. sorry, but if your kid was an honor roll student in glasgow, they must be running the BC school system.
just little ole me

United States

#28 Aug 7, 2008
just wondering wrote:
wow maybe we got off on the wrong foot here.my child is going to school at bc with the same children he went to school at glasgow with. they are coming to bc buy the truckloads.look around you bc is building schools left and right to handle the glasgow kids that should tell you that theres a probelm.there is no denying the fact that glasgow will out score bc when glasgow a third the kids bc does.glasgow needs to change the way they do things.my child has acelled at bc that doesnt mean all will.i did not like the way my child was treated at glasgow.i have talked to other parents who feel the same way.if you like glasgow thats great.i wanted my child to get a education not win a popularity contest
Why are you all bickering about something this silly? You want to get on this board and talk smack about Highland and yet you sound uneducated yourself. I mean, run on sentences, no punctuation where it needs to be, no capital letters; shall I go on ladies or have I said enough. All you sound like is someone that's bitter at someone that works there or bitter because your child wasn't popular over at Highland. Which is it?
Not so clueless

Glasgow, KY

#29 Aug 8, 2008
Karen wrote:
This school should have a crystal gate around it and you should only be loaded with wealth to even get near the school.
I have never seen so many repulsive obnoxious parents that send there kids to this school. One mother I met had a fuckin sweater over her outfit and said she was going to a tea party. Who goes to tea parties in 2008???
Oh no, you are in on our secret! Yes, the crystal gate is around back, the special country club lunchroom for our kiddies with the crystal stemware and gilded plates. The special daily catered lunches. Now you know that entry attire is the over the top sweater and the password is "tea party". I hope you didn't find out our secret handshake too.
Never mind the preschool programs for the disadvantaged, the BB/BS programs, the special after school programs, the fact that the poorest of our community for the most part go to highland (the former EB Terry crowd), and the fact that our scores are the highest in the district. All of those are just a ruse to throw you off, damn, your onto us!
Highland Parent 2

Horse Cave, KY

#30 Aug 8, 2008
Thank you so much for standing up for Highland!! Highland is a great school with a wonderful principal and wonderful teachers. I could not ask for more in a school.

And before you ask - we enter through the crystal gate!!
Snotty Scotties Suck

United States

#31 Aug 8, 2008
thumper wrote:
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more kids doesn't equal better scores. you have to take the average and/or median score to level the playing field between smaller and larger schools. average scores in the glasgow system are higher than in barren county. sorry, but if your kid was an honor roll student in glasgow, they must be running the BC school system.
That's arrogant, ignorant and completely false, but I expect nothing else from a snotty scotty. I went to both school systems and the curriculum at both schools is identical, or atleast was when I switched to BCHS. It looks like the Glasgow System is taking a nose dive because the BC system is excelling over Glasgow in technology and even in other extracurricular especially the band programs, both have done a complete 180.
yea

Glasgow, KY

#32 Aug 8, 2008
Snotty Scotties Suck wrote:
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That's arrogant, ignorant and completely false, but I expect nothing else from a snotty scotty. I went to both school systems and the curriculum at both schools is identical, or atleast was when I switched to BCHS. It looks like the Glasgow System is taking a nose dive because the BC system is excelling over Glasgow in technology and even in other extracurricular especially the band programs, both have done a complete 180.
Thank You you are speaking from experince that should tell it all!!!
Being Sarcasticer

Glasgow, KY

#33 Aug 8, 2008
Snotty Scotties Suck wrote:
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That's arrogant, ignorant and completely false, but I expect nothing else from a snotty scotty. I went to both school systems and the curriculum at both schools is identical, or atleast was when I switched to BCHS. It looks like the Glasgow System is taking a nose dive because the BC system is excelling over Glasgow in technology and even in other extracurricular especially the band programs, both have done a complete 180.
Nope. I have kids in the Glasgow system, and have nieces & nephews in the BC system. The work my kids were doing in 4th grade at Highland is what their 5th grade cousins were doing in BC schools. The BC 5th graders were calling my 4th grader at night for help on their homework. How sad is that?
Being Sarcasticer

Glasgow, KY

#34 Aug 8, 2008
Hey now!

I post here QUITE regularly under this VERY distinctive username, and that above post wasn't from me.

Please refrain from using my I.D. to spout off your ignorance.

Thanks for your help!
Snotty Scotties Suck

United States

#35 Aug 8, 2008
Being Sarcasticer wrote:
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Nope. I have kids in the Glasgow system, and have nieces & nephews in the BC system. The work my kids were doing in 4th grade at Highland is what their 5th grade cousins were doing in BC schools. The BC 5th graders were calling my 4th grader at night for help on their homework. How sad is that?
I doubt that, but if it's true, what's even more sad is that your brother/sister can't help their children with 5th grade homework. Either they're complete idiots or you're making this up. Having been a student at both systems I'll have to go with the latter.
Proud Snotty Scottie

Glasgow, KY

#36 Aug 8, 2008
I am not going to bash Barren County school system...unlike some of the country parents do to Glasgow. I think its more of a personal preference. There will be some kids happier at Barren than Glasgow. And when happier you perform better. I am not saying that any one school system is better than the other.

I will say that my child goes to Highland and so far I have been more than satisfied with the school. I am sure like everything else in life something will happen and I wont 100% agree with the outcome. The teacher last year was amazing and his teacher this year seems like a good one. Most all the staff seemed to know my child by name at the back to school bash (and for those people who want to jump to conclusions... 1.) I am not rich and 2.) I dont have the "right" last name)and even though they were busy took time to talk to my child. It seems to me that the staff truely cares about kids, as I am sure it is with every school (why else would you become a teacher).

My last comment......instead of ADULTS getting on here and bashing the other school system, why not just congrats when something is done good...ex: Barren County's Band. I was in band many years ago in Glasgow's Band, we placed 3rd in state. I am happy for Barren and think its great. But I dont think it has anything to do with the school system. It has to do with the band director and what he expects from his group. So hats off to the Barren County band director....good work.
Curious Citizen

Glasgow, KY

#37 Aug 8, 2008
I went to Barren County schools. However, I send my child to Highland. My child is not a problem child. He does need a tad bit extra attention to keep him on task, though. My opinion of Highland is: "It is the best school that I have ever been in association with. We moved around a lot when I was a child and I have been to quite a few. My son has excelled. We couldn't get him to write his name legibly, let alone read, when he started Kindergarten at Highland. He had to go to the after school program to catch up. Now he is in the accelerated reader program. He loves the school. He just started the 2nd grade and he still goes up to his Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers to hug them. When he was hospitalized last year, not only did his teacher come to the hospital but the ladies in the office did too. They care!! Bottom Line!!"
Glasgow

Glasgow, KY

#38 Aug 8, 2008
Snotty Scotties Suck wrote:
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I doubt that, but if it's true, what's even more sad is that your brother/sister can't help their children with 5th grade homework. Either they're complete idiots or you're making this up. Having been a student at both systems I'll have to go with the latter.
Why does it matter? If some are happy at Glasgow, that's great. If some are happy at Barren County, that's great too!! Be glad you have a choice.
Snotty Scotties Suck

United States

#39 Aug 8, 2008
Glasgow wrote:
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Why does it matter? If some are happy at Glasgow, that's great. If some are happy at Barren County, that's great too!! Be glad you have a choice.
I agree completely, I was just responding to Thumper's post and their insinuation that Glasgow is so much better then BC. To me, all in all they are equal.
maybe

Glasgow, KY

#40 Aug 8, 2008
I love the Snotty Scotties and the Barren County Cooties! We all live and work in the same area!
You go Proud Snotty Scottie!
Being Sarcasticer

United States

#41 Aug 8, 2008
This is the ORIGINAL Being Sarcasticer.

I was a bit peeved by the earlier poster (the one who stole my username) who slammed Barren County schools.

My child attended Highland, and we couldn't have been more pleased.

That being said, I took the time to go to the Kentucky Department of Education website to look at CATS test results & NCLB rankings for two schools in each district: Highland Elementary & Glasgow High School in the Glasgow Independent district, Red Cross Elementary and Barren County High School in the Barren County district.

I kept an open mind, but fully expected to see both school systems score exceptionally well.

Guess what?

The elementary school results are nearly identical.

Highland scores a bit higher in some areas, and Red Cross scores a bit higher in others. Their overall scores, however, differ by about 2%.

I'm happy to say that my kid attends Glasgow Independent Schools, but it looks like he could get virtually the exact same elementary education in the Barren County School system.

The high school results, on the other hand, were distinctly different. Glasgow High School scored higher (sometimes substantially higher) than Barren County High School in every area measured, which were Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts & Humanities, Prac. Living/Voc. Studies and Writing. The difference in almost every area is far greater than the margin of error, and too great to attribute it to a statistical skew

Looks like BOTH sides of this debate are correct to some degree.

The elementary educations offered by BOTH local school systems are exceptional, perhaps among the best public educations available in the country. However, after having seen the results in black-and-white, I must admit I'd have second thoughts about my child attending Barren County High School.

Test results are viewable via .pdf files at http://apps.kde.state.ky.us/secure_cats_repor...
I agree

Glasgow, KY

#42 Aug 8, 2008
Being Sarcasticer wrote:
This is the ORIGINAL Being Sarcasticer.
I was a bit peeved by the earlier poster (the one who stole my username) who slammed Barren County schools.
My child attended Highland, and we couldn't have been more pleased.
That being said, I took the time to go to the Kentucky Department of Education website to look at CATS test results & NCLB rankings for two schools in each district: Highland Elementary & Glasgow High School in the Glasgow Independent district, Red Cross Elementary and Barren County High School in the Barren County district.
I kept an open mind, but fully expected to see both school systems score exceptionally well.
Guess what?
The elementary school results are nearly identical.
Highland scores a bit higher in some areas, and Red Cross scores a bit higher in others. Their overall scores, however, differ by about 2%.
I'm happy to say that my kid attends Glasgow Independent Schools, but it looks like he could get virtually the exact same elementary education in the Barren County School system.
The high school results, on the other hand, were distinctly different. Glasgow High School scored higher (sometimes substantially higher) than Barren County High School in every area measured, which were Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts & Humanities, Prac. Living/Voc. Studies and Writing. The difference in almost every area is far greater than the margin of error, and too great to attribute it to a statistical skew
Looks like BOTH sides of this debate are correct to some degree.
The elementary educations offered by BOTH local school systems are exceptional, perhaps among the best public educations available in the country. However, after having seen the results in black-and-white, I must admit I'd have second thoughts about my child attending Barren County High School.
Test results are viewable via .pdf files at http://apps.kde.state.ky.us/secure_cats_repor...
You've done your homework and I agree. We have good elementary schools in both systems. But when you compare the two high schools, you can clearly see a difference in student achievement - Glasgow outscores Barren County in all content areas.

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