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Lakewood Elementary School

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Posted August 3, 2011

My son has come so far in 1 year at Lakewood. I'm so proud of him and all the hard work of the teachers and staff for the exceptional learning enviroment they have created.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

My grandchildren are thriving at Lakewood. All personnel are focus on what is best for children.


Posted January 25, 2010

I have had 3 kids go to this school. The teachers work with all the kids to get the best out of them and they don't focus on just a certain group of kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

I have two kids attending Lakewood and I am very pleased with their progress. The staff is very caring and has the child's interest as a top priority. They encourage parents to be involved with the learning process including attending school functions. The facilities are some of the best in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

as another said, and I find it to be true. The principal runs the school as if it were his presonal business. I feel The rest of the staff could be better with real leadership. I find their behavior to the students is much better when the parents are present. They do not mind embarrasing a student by yelling (literally) at them in front of everyone. This school has no class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

The School leadership is compassionate and caring. The principal, assistant principal and guidance counselor each care personnally for all children and families. Teachers seek to use current research based strategies to assure studnts achieve at high levels. The school has regular family and student activities that are well attended. The volunteer program involve a large number of parents and community members. Each parent or guardian is included as a member of the PTT (Parent Teacher Team - the parent teacher organization). Student security and safety are assured and discipline is highly effective as a result of clearly established procedures and bavior expectations based on kindness and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

The teachers are very good, but the Principal runs the school like a private business. His pet projects, and programs are all that recieve funding. The school could be great with new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

The teachers at Lakewood Elementary care about their students and it shows in everything that they do. I have the one child at Lakewood and another child in a private school. It is very surprising to say that my child is receiving a much better education at Lakewood then my child in the private school. Of course not everyone will be happy 100 percent of the time with the way their child or children are handled in certain situations as well as how our children react in certain situations. The one thing that I have experienced is the caring attitudes and the real definition of 'No child left behind'. Both of my children learn in very different ways but not one teacher at Lakewood has described this as a problem but instead have embraced the challenges that these kids face on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

Each child is encouraged to do their personal best to achieve success! All teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. He is a great example of a leader. Positive character and successful practices are effectively fostered.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
9%
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 Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities16%
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 Students63%
Female75%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities20%
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%
Female46%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female44%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students18%
Female31%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities5%
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

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
33%
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

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 90% 81%
Black 4% 11%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 53%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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