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Berea Community Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 526 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2010

Berea Community Elementary School is a great school. My son will be in the fourth grade..and he has has some wonderful teachers. I can't say enough wonderful things about Kim Centers, Veronica Johnson, and Billie Buell. Mike Hogg is the principal and he is a great leader and role model for the students! But I am also a very involved parent, it takes involved parents and great school personnel to have succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love Berea Community Elementary School! My daughter has attended there for the past 3 years and my son just started preschool there this year. The teachers are great and really care about a child's learning and education. I would recommend this school to anyone in the Berea area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

This school has great potential. Many teachers have a limited vision of what can happen in the classroom and are hampered by their inability to move beyond traditional methods of instructional delivery. The principal is working hard to improve the school but until teachers move instruction to active, hands-on, higher level, fun, involving lessons they will fall short of what is needed to transform the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

Kathy Newell is the greatest preschool teacher on Earth! She communicates with parents in such a way that it almost feels like we are in the classroom all day. The preschool program is great and the unit studies provide students with knowledge and skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

I am very saddened by events at the school in recent years. Some of our best teachers have left and the addition of Mr Masters as the highschool principal. Berea was a top rated school in our state until it seperated from Berea College. I say lets take a few steps back so that we can move into the future with that Pirate Pride. Lets involve Berea College!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

One mistake Berea Community made was in allowing Berea College to separate itself from the school, though Berea has had its problems, it still remains one of the better schools in the region, and yes, I am a Kentuckian, and proud of it. My son, also a Kentuckian, received an excellent education from BC, the sports are opened for everyone as is the band program. this makes it a great place for a local student to be able to take advantage of the programs and to participate. There is lower student to teacher ratio than any other in the county, except for maybe the Christian schools.
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Posted April 26, 2004

This school and its independent district is a bundle of unfulfilled potential. It is a K-12 entity in a progressive community, with wonderful caring staff. But it is stifled by state 'accountability' programs that waste energy, dulled by a group of families that don't give a rip about education (a product of KY culture), and unwilling to cast off the NEA, stale educational methods, on-size-fits-all techniques. This could be great school if it would stop trying act like other public schools, tell the State to take a hike, and live up to its visionary charter. In fact it should become a charter school and pursue excellence using it's strengths and innovation solely under accountability to its parent base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2003

This school is a great caring school


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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
37%
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 Students17%
Female19%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students38%
Female38%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students26%
Female29%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female38%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female44%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students20%
Female24%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities6%
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

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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 87% 82%
Black 6% 11%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2 Pirate Parkway
Berea, KY 40403
Phone: (859) 986-4065

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