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Stephens Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 763 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 10, 2014

This school is going to tell you how great it is but before you believe this lie, do your home work, look at it's ratings see how it ranks 222nd out of 681. See for your self how it compares. Read the reviews there are a few bad reviews from parents who's kids go here. This is not a good school, listen to those who know. Decide for your self - but this school is awful. Would not recommend it to anyone.


Posted October 24, 2013

Stephens Elementary school is full of caring and innovative teachers and staff. They work to meet individual needs of students. The school does not qualify for Title 1 funding, as do many other schools in the county, so they must fund raise through the super PTA to provide some of the technology and programming. The school has formed great partnerships with community agencies such as The Northern KY School of Music, providing a beginning strings program, and Children's Inc., providing before and after school care on site, as well as full day Kindergarten experience. The school is running 3 STEM science labs and a huge outdoor garden for student learning. The school's Strong Fathers group is re-building an outdoor classroom in the woods behind the school which will add to STEM learning. The arts are being integrated with other content, and the school's annual celebration of the arts, ARTSPALOOZA, brings a full week of students working with professional artists. Stephens is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

This school is one of the lower performing schools. Always asking for money, they don't care about the success of every individual student, and they don't seem to care about student Harassment and bullying which they do nothing about. As for the education standards I would say they are poor at best. They offer no help to the students who may have a harder time in certain subjects. The communication of teachers and parents is non existant and over all I would say the education a child gets here is not a good one. Very unsastified. Would not recommend placing a student here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

Don't lose your phone at this school because the staff there will hack into it and go through all your personal data.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

Outstanding school! This school works hand in hand with parents. The PTA is very strong and involved, and the staff is appreciative. The school offers many, many after-school enrichment activities.


Posted May 17, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS SO MONEY HUNGRY! EVERY OTHER DAY MY SON COMES HOME WITH SOMETHING WITH $$$$ SIGNS ON IT! NOT ONLY THAT BUT THEY TELL THE KIDS, SO WHEN YOU CAN'T GIVE THEM MONEY FOR EVERY LITTLE THING THEY ASK FOR, YOUR CHILD FEELS LIKE AN OUTCAST! I REALLY WISH WE WOULDN'T HAVE MOVED TO THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT. I'M NOT A FAN OF HOW THEIR HAND IS ALWAYS OUT!!! ALSO, THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING FOR THE KIDS TO PRESENT TO THEIR PARENTS. THERE ARE NO CHORUS/BAND SHOWS FOR PARENTS TO ATTEND AND WATCH YOUR CHILD. UNLESS YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AS A ROOM PARENT YOU ARE BASICALLY CLUELESS AS TO WHAT YOUR CHILD DOES. I WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE HIM ANYTHING THIS YEAR!! I FULLY REGRET BUYING A HOUSE IN THIS DISTRICT AND NOW WE ARE STUCK WITH THIS TERRIBLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

My daughter went to this school for one year, its was not up to par in my opinion. Student pick up procedure was terrible. No tutoring help offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Stephens Elementary is a wonderful school. The kids are challenged and have fun. We have a new principal in 2010 and he is awesome. The PTA and parents are very involved. We are extermely proud of our Stingers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

Stephens Elementary is a fantasic school. Teachers care. I am proud to send my little ones to Stephens
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

My son has been going to Stephens for a couple years now. He has ADHD (ADD) and his teacher is wonderful in helping him. The school itself is very involved in wanting your child to do their very best. They have been very helpful in coming up with ways and ideas to help my ADD child. I am thankful! They also put up with my constant monitoring and questions. It is a must with an ADD child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I am very pleased with Stephens Elementary. My son started this year in Kindergarten and I am amazed and how much he has learned in the first term. The standard of the projects he brings home is exceptional. I recently moved here from another state in the north east and i can tell you the level of education in this school is comparable to the private schools on the east coast. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

I believe that stephens elementary is one of the top schools in northern kentucky for many reasons. They have a full faculty that is qualified in every aspect of their job. The administration is very approachable and always willing to help out and hear any concerns that a parent may have. The extracurricular acitivities that are offered are high quality and very diverse to appeal to every child. The pta organization is very involved and gives a lot of money to the staff to help run programs as smoothly as possible. Parents are welcome to volunteer at any time as long as they have a background check on file at the school. I feel that my children are very safe and loved by their teachers. I would and have highly recommended stephens elementary to many friends.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students38%
Female41%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners40%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female44%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female49%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities10%
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

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
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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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

Above 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 85% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black 4% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
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 26%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5687 Hwy 237
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: (859) 334-4460

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