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Bardstown Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted January 31, 2012

I have had the best experience with both BPS and BES. The administration is enthusiastic, the teachers are creative, and one can tell that the students are happy to be there. It is a wonderful atmosphere for learning and nurturing the creative juices. I am so happy that my grandkids are in part of this school system
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

hello..my daughter will be transferring to this school for grade 3 this school year.we are from the philippines. as i read on the post reviews and comments from parents and teachers..i know my daughter will be comfortable and be happy here.


Posted April 27, 2010

As you enter the building, you get a sense of the community atmosphere in this school, through its murals and smiling teachers, its welcoming custodial staff, and its happy children. If you are fortunate enough to tour this school, you can also sense the enthusiasm for learning in each classroom as cooperative groups use manipulatives or are involved in literature discussions. The principal and assistant's doors are always open, and the office staff knows each child by name. The facilities are clean and fresh, and administration has made every effort to have the latest technology in each classroom. You will fall in love with Bardstown City Schools just as I have. :)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2009

My child is in the third grade at BES, and absolutely LOVES it! They offer a program out of the Louisville Orchestra called Presto Strings during school hours that gives him a wonderful opportunity to learn the violin (or viola or cello). His teachers communicate very well with parents via homepages, agendas, and newsletters. They have a helpful Family Resource Center that gives financial assistance with school supplies and uniforms. I love how all nine third grade teachers switch children during their reading block, reaching ALL kids at their individual reading levels. They offer arts and humanities, science lab, and PE as their related arts classes throughout the week. I wish they had a music class, but the primary school offers music for K-2 grades, then the elementary school offeres the arts and humanities for 3-5 grades. The atmosphere is warm and inviting the moment you arrive. We love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

The school has a great principal and assistant principal. Most of the teachers are wonderful. One of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with teaches in the second grade. The have great security. All people entering the building must be buzzed in to even enter the front office much less the rest of the school. Mrs. Shannon is great and sure to check everyone's identity. I would rate parent involvement pretty high and all of the teachers of my children have more than welcomed parent involement within the class room. The only thing that would make this school more perfect would be if they had after school extracurricular activities for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male37%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners23%

Reading

All Students44%
Female49%
Male40%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners31%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial28%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male38%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial61%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students33%
Female33%
Male32%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial10%
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial0%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female40%
Male48%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial10%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female53%
Male34%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial10%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 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. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 81%
Black 14% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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420 North 5th
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 331-8801

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