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Calvert City Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 348 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2008

Im so disgusted with this school I hate that my child has to attend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

This school spends too much time on 'don't talk in the halls, the classroom and lunchroom' red card yellow card etc. There is almost no parental involvement and the principal is only concerned with numbers. There should be more family time than homework. My child can color at home. They don't move on with students that can do the work so they hold them back and dumb them down. I realize economics makes a difference. The principal is no exception.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

Our kids go to school each day for almost 7 hrs and my child is having homework for an additional 3 to 4 hours on most nights. The homework 'overload' I feel is rediculous, it's making my child lose quality time at night from other family events we could be doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

My child transferred to this school in the middle of February of 2005. We were greeted at the office by the Principal, Mrs. O'Neal. She took us to his teacher's room and made our son and us feel comfortable from the first day. We have had many many teacher conferences at our request and meetings regarding our son's health needs at school. We as parents are very impressed with the care and dedication to his schooling from his teachers and the principal. His school nurse, Mrs. Sunetta Barrett has many duties but she makes us feel that our son is her top priority by her daily actions. I really feel this school curriculum is gearing my son towards the next level of education. I think that Mrs. O'Neal and the teachers present a positive and safe learning environment and we as parents are quite happy with this school.
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Posted January 30, 2006

Wow, I just found this site. And boy am I going to be using it. I agree with the other postings, however to be honest, they were TOO NICE.. I have been fighting this school, and this principle long enough.. Fighting for my childs right to have a great education and surrounding for success. Yes the principle must go, along with the scheduled ideas of how a child can and will learn. I am bookmarking this site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2005

I feel that we are so far behind the other schools in our district, based on what other parents say that their child is doing in class. A friendly, welcoming attitude from the principal would be nice, but I haven't seen that since my child has went there. Tenure is a wonderful concept for some teachers, but it can be a downfall for our children. There is so much that parent involvement could provide our children and teachers if only they were utilized. As for the teachers, for the most part, they are great...some have their favorites & the children know it, but most were born to teach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

There needs to be more caring attitude from the principal.Little children should not have to fear a educational provider, they need to have respect for them.Mrs.O'Neal will give out a punishment then the next day decide it was not severe enough. This teaches children you don't have to stick to your word.What also needs to be recognized is, not all children are 'A' students and some children do have learning disabilities so please don't treat them badly because of this.When we get to the point in life we can hurt childrens feelings and speak harshly to them, we need to move on.Parents should feel welcome to attend field trips and visit the school regularly with out fear that the principal will get mad.The marshall county school system needs to seriously consider replacement for this schools leadership before more children are hurt emotionally.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%
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%
Female71%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female86%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
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 Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female69%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students26%
Female29%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students27%
Female36%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged26%
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

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
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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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

Below 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 96% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 11%
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 57%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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563 East Fifth Ave
Calvert City, KY 42029
Phone: (270) 395-4664

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