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Potter Gray Elementary School

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted February 20, 2014

Kids are very happy at Potter Gray. Academics are excellent, leadership has great values and is compassionate. There are some of the best teachers in the city here. Could use a little more diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Wonderful cannot come close to this school.The involvement from staff,parents and students is second to none! This school is probably the closest public school that feels priviye we've come across!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

My children came to Potter Gray and were immediately welcomed with open arms. They were challenged to reach their full academic potential, for which they have excelled beyond my expectations. The teachers are dedicated and go way above and beyond the call of duty to help each child. It is such a positive happy school where parents are welcome to participate as much as they can. Their administration is truly remarkable at leadership, encouragement and having fun while striving to have each child do their very best. I've loved having Potter Gray be a part of my children's happy memories and a solid foundation in achievement, not only in academics, but also many other extra programs such as BRIDGES, music and art.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

We were new to the area and didn't know anything about the schools before my daughter started Kindergarten. It has been an amazing school year! The leadership of the principal is outstanding and the teachers are very eager to maintain a fun learning environment while using an excellent curriculum! I have worked with many schools over the past 12 years and this is by far the best I have seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2010

Best school ever. My family has experienced many schools as students, parents, and educators in several states. This school is the best we've ever been involved with and we love the expectations for academics and behavior that is required of our own children as well as everyone else. Teachers, students, parents, and the administration are the absolute best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

As a parent of two children who attend this school, I couldn't agree more with the glowing parental commentary. I'm very surprised that the Principal leadership at this point, reflects only 4 out of 5 stars. I believe this area is probably the strongest of all - next to parental involvement. 5 stars all the way around from this very impressed and grateful parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Great teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Potter Gray is a great school!!! The teachers are very caring and hands on regardless of the situation. Parent participation is high. Kids love to attend school because teacher make it fun to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Potter Gray has a wonderful environment for the Kids, Teachers and parents. At Potter Gray, you feel like you are a part of your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Potter Gray Elementary School is a wonderful place where children are given many opportunities to learn and develop life long skills. The faculty/staff at Potter Gray have a positive relationship with the children, parents, and the community. Potter Gray does an excellent job in making the children feel important and special while learning new things each day and/or sharing successful moments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Potter Gray strives to provide the richest experience for young people in Bowling Green by having high standards and a great teaching staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Potter Gray has amazing students, faculty and parents!!!! I am very honored and proud to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Potter Gray has received numberous awards over the years for being a leader in the Kentucky Educational system. We were just named a Blue Ribbon School, one of only 6 in Kentucky, by the the U.S. Government. Not only are teachers exceptional, but we have the best parental support anyone could ask for. They are always there to reaise extra money, or to help in any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It's a National Blue Ribbon school and has the best teachers and students in the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

The academics are great. The bad part is if you do nlot have money you do not matter to this school. They are snobs and it is unfair how they treat certain families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

This is one of the best schools that my children has ever attended. The teachers are helpful, the kids love them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

We love this school and both of the teachers our Austin has had, Miss Dwyer and Mrs.Curtis. A wonderfulful school inside and out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

Potter Gray students routinely lead the BG City schools in achievement. Recent test scores place PG in the number 1 spot again! I am so happy with the education my sons have received from Potter Gray. Now that my oldest son is at the Jr. High, it is evident that the hard work he did through the 5th grade has prepared him to excell there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

What good can we not say about potter-gray. It is the teachers that have made this school great. I hate to see my child leave and go to the jr. High with kids that come from schools who teachers didn't care like ours. Mrs. Cole is the best, our kids have learned so much, she puts in so much overtime compared to some of the teachers in the kindergarden, and ist grades that mrs. Cole, mrs. Vaulk, mrs. Reynolds, mrs. Babik, mrs. Vanmeter, mrs. Clark, mrs. House, mrs. Hughes, mrs. Kitchens, mrs. Wright, have all done and gone beyond the call of just teaching. I do fear for our kids now that they are leaving potter gray. That they won't get what they were getting from those teachers. Potter gray does seem to be the best public elementry school in bowling green.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

I can't express how wonderful this school is. When I moved my child from Briarwood to Potter Gray, it was like night and day. My child started to love school, her teacher, and the pricipal. I always feel welcome when I enter the school, and I'm always kept involved. The school always has fun activities that make my child look forward to the next day of school. I always tell everyone that Potter Gray is by far the best school in town.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female68%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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

Math

All Students46%
Female44%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students36%
Female41%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Black 4% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 17%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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610 Wakefield Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Phone: (270) 746-2280

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