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Floyds Knobs Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 630 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 30, 2013

Floyds Knobs Elementary made our sons kindergarten year an amazing, unforgettable year. We transferred our son to floyds knobs at the beginning of the year because we knew our son may need an extra push to get him going. Our sons teacher knew exactly what her students needed. She knew what our son needed and stayed in touch with us constantly. We could not have asked for a better teacher or school. We had tons of opportunities to volunteer and be involved. We were able and encourages to be involved. We were also so impressed with how the school took any problems very seriously and did everything they could to help. Mrs Murphy, the principle, was very present and involved. Her leadership makes the school a better place! While as parents we were not there to make friends, we were there to support our son an the school, we found everyone including the staff and parents to be warm and wonderful. We can not express how grateful we are to have had such an amazing experience with this school. We can't wait to do it all over again with our next child entering kindergarten in the fall!!! Way to go Floyds Knobs!!! You are great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

We moved to Floyds Knobs mid-year from out of state. I consider sending my child to FKE to be one of the very worst decisions I ever made as a parent If you are a 5th generation Floyds Knobs resident, and your goal for your child is for him/her to receive a mediocre education and earn a living working the fry basket, you will do fine at FKE. My child received credible death threats from some of the local kids, and basically nothing was done (the bullies had a 10 minute conversation with the principal and that was it). Her classroom teacher was a pathetic joke, and our family considers her eight months spent there to have been a complete waste of time. The heartbreaking part was that my child entered school there ready to make new friends and learn new things, and she was treated beyond horribly by the other kids and her ridiculous classroom teacher. FKE is one giant clique, and the adults there buy into it as much as the kids do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

FKE is an awesome school! My 11th grader went there for 6 years and my 1st grader is in her second year. We have had wonderful teachers who truly care about kids and an awesome principal! I cannot imagine going anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

WONDERFUL School with caring teachers and PTO that is out of this world. Many extra activities to encourage children with all different interests
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

When we decided to move from Louisville to Floyds Knobs, I got on the computer and looked up the CATS test scores from the area schools. FKE had the highest so we found a house in the district. We moved from Louisville because I didn't want my kids on the bus for hours each day and the traditional programs had a lottery system to get in. I am so pleased when the bus stops in front of our house each morning. I do have to agree with an earlier reviewer, it is hard to make friends with the mothers of the parents who have lived here for a long time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I agree with all the praise heaped on FKE by the parent reviewers from 2006. The teachers are wonderful and really work to give individual instruction and guidance to each student. The school's reputation for having top notch academic programs is well-deserved. The school building and playgrounds are also in great shape and the teachers work so hard to make their classrooms fun places for the kids to spend each day. I think that FKE compares very favorably to the magnet school my daughter attended when we lived in Louisville. This is our third year at FKE and it has been my experience that both parents and children are very welcoming to new families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

I completely agree with all previous 2006 entries on FKE's academics, staff, and parent involvement. However, not growing up in this area and being a lifelong residentI must comment on new family acceptance. The parents and their children are not warm to those not growing up in the 'circles'. My daughter has attended FKE for 4 years and is still not comfortable or accepted. She is highly involved with many school activities. She has great staff relationships, great grades, and popular, but has yet to make a good friend connection! This is not an individual case. I have spoken to many other 'newbies' to the area, and all feel the same. Again, Academics and staff are wonderful. If you are moving to the area, I feel that acceptance into a new area and creating friends in a comfortable environment is also important in establishing 1st-5th grade self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

We have our 1st child attending full time kindergarten this year, and are even more impressed than we even imagined. The parent involvement is incredible, the relationship between child and teacher is wonderful. Our son is normally shy at first, and was very hesitant to go to school, even begging not to go, but he loves it and doesn't want to miss a minute. Not even to go on a vacation. The teacher makes us feel as if we are there even when we aren't. We could not be more thrilled and pleased with Floyd Knobs Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

The quality of academic program is superior. The staff emphasizes respect, moral values, academic accountability, regular attendance, school/home partnership. Highly professional staff with 'huge' caring hearts. Much is expected but hard work is rewarded. They have a great way of letting the children know that work is work and play is play. Music, Art, computer, clubs, physical education and extracurricular activities are available to everyone. The level of parent involvement is exceptional. Hard working PTO members. Everyone is welcome. One of the few schools I've encountered that welcomes parents into the school because they know they are doing a phenomenal job and aren't hiding anything. Principal and Vice Principal always available. Yearly science projects, performances, clean, good lunches, safe, caring staff. A one of a kind elementary. Honored to be here. Great communication between school and home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

My daughter who is now in the third grade at FKE, started off at Green Valley elementary, and while that is a good school, I have never seen anything that compares to FKE. They test the students every year, and last year they gave my daughter an oppertunity to exel in special classes just for kids like her from all over Floyd county! I also love that they do a theme for the whole school and then decorated the hallways and every classroom for that theme. This year it's Be 'fin'tastic, get hooked on respect, and the whole school is decroated with fish. They really care about kids here. Especially yours!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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94%

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91%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 72%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian 1% 0%
Black 1% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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4484 Scottsville Road
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Phone: (812) 923-8770

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