« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile

Contact this school

1434 Cave Mill Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104

(270) 842-1364
Nearby homes for sale
Map of William H. Natcher Elementary School address.

January 23, 2015
DO Not send your kids to this school. Especially if they have any special needs. My stepson is a 5th grader there with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities and they treat him like leftovers. Shoved aside then eventually forgotten about. Also, FOUR times we have called to let them know he should be a car rider instead of ride the bus or vice versa and they get it wrong and he ends up stuck at school or yes, even dropped off at home with no one there. Then they make him cry by blaming him and saying it's his fault because he didn't read the note they gave him correctly. He reads at 1st grade level and has ADHD and they expect him to be responsible for how he gets home. I tried to resolve the situation and they blamed me and were condescending and basically teamed up like bullies and tried to belittle me. I'm taking it to the Media if it happens once more.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
William Natcher is the best school, they are very helpful and pleasant, my daughter loves this school

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2011
I am a student from natcher elementry.Natcher is the best school i've ever went to my teatcher is awsome the best teatcher ever had.I love her.She is good and nice.I think that this school has to be rated five star.I am in third grade and you vote this school.

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2011
My son has been a Natcher student for 1 1/2 years and unfortunately it's time to move again so I'm on Great Schools looking for reviews for our new community. This prompted me to make sure that a parent moving to Bowling Green knew what a gem they'd find at Natcher. My son has mild autism and I could not be more pleased with the way they approach his unique needs while including him fully in the classroom. We have had all the support we could possibly want from the administration and teachers. In the short time we've been there, everyone has made an effort to get to know him. Staff and teachers who don't work directly with him still know his name and greet him warmly when they see him. Best of all, they have created an environment where children are taught to value all people no matter their abilities. I will miss it very much.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 23, 2009
My granddaughter loves school and is doing great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 22, 2009
Good academics; award winning extra programs and the Library & Media are the best in the county. Our library sponsors the most author visits each year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 03, 2007
Natcher is one of the best elementary schools by far. The teachers are so loving and encouraging to the children. The Jumpin' Jaguar program at Natcher is a big turn on and makes Natcher unique. When the kids get in middle school and highschool, you can distinguish the Natcher children from the others, there better behaved and have that respect that alot of children lack. I've had kids at Natcher now for 10 years and haven't seen one bad quality.I love it : )

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 26, 2007
Parental involvement is best I've seen in this county. I visit several schools dealing with Parks and Recreation functions. Natcher is always welcoming and very accomodating. There are always parent volunteers working. Wonderful to see! I have also noticed the many safety precautions that they take. The principal also seems to have a good handle on what goes on at the school and what is important or petty..

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 06, 2007
Natcher is a superb school with dedicated teachers and staff. The environment is superb and ideal for learning. Many teachers spend hours before and after school to make the best lessons and environment for students.

- submitted by a community member

September 21, 2006
My child attended Natcher for all 7 years and has recently been selected to test with Duke.It is a wonderful school and I would highly recommend it to any parent.I am not sure why there have been negative comments cause I can assure you that there are loving and caring parents as well as staff there.The children thrive after being there.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2006
This is my 11th year as a part of the Natcher Team. While no school is perfect, since there are no perfect people, I see talented and dedicated teachers spending hours before/after school and weekends, not to mention their own money, to help make the education of children the best quality possible. This dedication can also be said of the paraprofessionals and other staff that help to nuture and educate the children at Natcher. We also have wonderful supportive parents and community leaders that enhance the education of the children. The smiles, hugs, and the many 'I love you' that I witness day after day as well as the fine academic record speak for themselves. Yes, there are difficulties, but isn't anything that is so valuable as education worth working for? No one, that I know, expects any less than the best of themselves and the best of their students.

- submitted by a teacher

November 07, 2005
My child just enrolled in this school this year. So far what I am seeing is a bunch of mediocre teachers using a rigid cookie cutter curriculum with very little flexibility for children with different learning styles. I'm not even slightly impressed. Hopefully, they will change my mind. Then I will replace this review appropriately. I won't make their overall rating a 1 since there are no guns or gangs in the school and the school is clean and looks nice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 17, 2005
Staff needs to spend more time on instruction & less time on dress codes. I find that some teachers are not providing the academic structure that is needed for our kids to truly advance, yet they have plenty of time for idle gossip & unwarranted criticism. Meanwhile my child is treading water academically at best.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2005
Public school with private school results. I have been blown away by the dedication the teachers and staff give to the students. No child left behind or stiffled. Mind, Body, & Soul all being educated & nutured.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about William H. Natcher Elementary School


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: January 23, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

William H. Natcher Elementary School
1434 Cave Mill Rd, Bowling Green, KY  42104
(270) 842-1364
Last modified William H. Natcher Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William H. Natcher Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top