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W R Mcneill Elementary School

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Posted February 5, 2014

My son who has ADHD and Dyslexia attends McNeill. He is currently in third grade, and has attended since Kindergarten. The teachers and staff have all been very helpful and patient with my son. They have all kept me informed on his progress, have implemented alternative ways for him to take tests when needed, and have given extra help with his handwriting. This is a fantastic school for children with learning issues. My older son attended McNeill as well. He did not have any learning issues, but he was challeneged in a way that was appropriate for him. The teachers and staff do a great job in meeting the vaious needs of their students. I believe that he will be far better prepared for junior high school than he might have if he did not attend McNeill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2011

My grandaughter has attended Mcneil since she was in first grade and my grandson also attended McNeil and each time I have gone to special occassions or open houses I have been so impressed. I am so happy that their elementary years were started here and it has given them the foundation for that crucial beginning. Mrs. Ingram is an awsome principal that really takes care of her students. I have worked in the education field for 25 years, she's the best I've met.


Posted December 12, 2010

My son attended McNeil for only 7 months and transfered from a school that had only half day kindergarden, putting him behind when we started last spring. The teachers and principal did everything in their power to help him catch up and succeed. He is now caught up as a first grader and enjoys school. Our transition was wonderful due to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The principal is incredible! It truly gives you the feel of comfort when you walk in the door. You know that each teacher knows your child and have their best interest at heart. They have the highest test scores in the area...a true sense to help you child succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

the staff and teachers are awesome!! They care about every student and make sure they succeed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Very fine teaching and support staff...they care about the kids and deliver a quality education...each person there is interested that the kids succeed...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

There are definitely some great teachers, but there are some that are not so stellar. While one would expect this at any school, it always disappointing to see mediocrity accepted. It is also disappointing when a teacher does not accept differences in children and does not treat them with respect. The school has gone down hill the last couple of years with a change in administration. This is unfortunate because you can tell the intention is still there, but the management is just not as great. You certainly cannot expect to see follow through when there is an issue. There seems to be a strong academic basis based on test scores, but there is a high population of children who come from families who value education which plays an important role in academics at any school. The curriculum is standard and for the parent looking for something a little more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

This is a top notch school for academics and extra student opportunities!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2006

McNeill offers a private school feel at an excellent public school. Consistently ranked one of the top elementary schools in the state, McNeill boasts quality, caring teachers and outstanding leadership. Parents are a big part of McNeill's success; the PTA is very active, and many parents volunteer in the classroom each day. My daughter 'graduated' from McNeill in May, and I will miss it greatly. I will always be grateful for the excellent start she had at McNeill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

WR McNeill has to be one of the best elementary schools in the state of Kentucky. My children have both been at McNeill and have excelled in all subjects. McNeill has brought the best out in them. McNeill relies on it's parents to instill education standards in our children and McNeill could not function without all of the wonderful parents they have that volunteer every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Since we are out of district, we actually pay tuition to be able to attend McNeill. The test scores rank consistently in the highest in KY. They've given my daughter a great advantage academically. The principal and teachers are incredibly communicative and very professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Great school! It is a private school atmosphere in a public school. McNeill focuses on excellence in a warm and nurturing environment. Would highly recommend to anyone.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

62 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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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 Students65%
Female57%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female74%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students76%
Female87%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students51%
Female45%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female63%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
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

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
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 76% 81%
Black 12% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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