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Kingston Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 569 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

We have two boys enrolled here. We could not be happier with the school. The staff is always attentive, kind, and responds quickly to any need or request. We are truly blessed to live in the Kingston Elementary School area! Happy Parent, J.D.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

We moved here from WA last fall and absolutely LOVE Kingston! The teachers are phenomenal and do a great job of working with the individual abilities of each child, even with so many kids and so much going on. We are constantly amazed at how they do it! Our kids are on the higher end of the academic curve, and all of their teachers have made the effort to challenge them and make sure they are still progressing and learning. We have a third grader and a fourth grader, and they each have four teachers for their rotations. We love all 8 teachers! The entire idea of rotations for different learning levels is wonderful in itself. Kids who need more help can get it, and kids who are ready to move more quickly can do so. We are considering a move up to Lexington for other reasons, and one of our biggest hesitations is pulling our kids out of Kingston! The school is always having family activities too, where the entire family can come and join in. They feed everyone at most of these events, which is a nice treat for the kids and parents;). And I can't forget to mention that the office staff is AWESOME! So friendly, caring, and willing to help. Kingston is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

I am unsatisfied with Kingston Elementary. Instead of encouraging the parents involvement, they keep finding ways to push the parents further and further away from their children. In fact they refuse to listen to parents, but would rather treat them like they are criminals and bad to be around. Horrible leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

My husband's family has been involved with Kingston school for decades and our oldest daughter went to the 'old' school and now we have two in the new school. We like the staff, principal, the ease of signing in and out at the office, the office staff is so nice and are eager to help you. They also have extra activities like Kingston singers, Jr. Beta club, and they show the kids how to get involved with their community and help those is need. I recommend Kingston to anyone reading this and seeking a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Kingston Elementary School is below unsatisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Kingston is a wonderful school! My daughter is a student there and she loves it. Every one on the staff treat you like you are right at home when visiting. As a parent you want to feel like you can stop any time and observe your child, and here at Kingston you have that feeling of freedom.
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Posted April 28, 2007

I think kingston is a great school. My daughter attends preschool and I love it. I can go into the class at any time to visit or help. Everyone in the office invites you in like it is home and helo you with anything. I have a few neices and nephews and I know they also have wonderful teacers. I school offers book buddies for younger kinds and many actavities. I would love for my daughter and my other kids to attend kingston.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students28%
Female21%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female34%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities16%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students48%
Female58%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students36%
Female36%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students31%
Female35%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female47%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities17%
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

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 81%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 11%
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 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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