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Ryland Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 551 students

 

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Posted December 12, 2012

Right now I am a student at Woodland middle school. And let me tell you how much I MISS RYLAND SO MUCH. They have the best teachers,and staff and they make you feel so welcome. I thought the fun would never end until fifth grade ended.:( I cried and cried for hours. I love ryland so much and would definetly recommend it. It's the best elementary school that I can think of. And luckily, I live right down the street from it so I can visit them any time!


Posted June 18, 2010

I had some wonderful memories of this school as I grew up! I attended in the late 80's and early 90's, and all the faculty and staff were warm and supportive. As I am a teacher now, I want to thank Mrs. Nagel, Mrs. Armstrong, and all those wonderful ladies who helped me become who I am today! Erin Bingham


Posted March 12, 2010

This is our children's first school year at Ryland and my spouse and I are very pleased with the staff and Mrs. Barwell. We feel very welcomed when we walk in that door. I can honestly say that we made the right choice when we moved because we found a great school! The test scores have been much higher than from their old school they attended. I feel like they have alot more to offer for our children. Thanks Ryland Heights Elementry Staff for being so GREAT! My children our proud to be a Ryland Tiger!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

i think Ryland Elementary is the #1 school in Northern Ky.They care for there students and have a family atmosphere and theyand they have no problems with parents getting involve with the students andteachers and that makes a great school working as a team proud to be a Tiger Betty Justice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

My kids have been going to Ryland for 6 years. My oldest is about to graduate from 5th grade and my youngest just entered Kindergarten this year. We LOVE LOVE LOVE Ryland! The staff is outstanding! They know us all by name and speak to us on a daily basis. I cannot sing enough praises about this school and the staff...AWESOME!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I am very excited about the 2009/2010 school year.My daughter went to ryland 2 years ago and then they redistricted our area.She had to go to fort wright elementary last year and it was an awful experience.I have since did an open enrollment to get my daughter back at ryland because I love the school and the principal Mrs.Barwell is awesome.I am so excited for my daughter to start school there again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

Ryland is the best kept secret in Northern Kentucky! When my daughter was about to enter kindergarten last year, my husband and I researched all the schools in Kenton County (since with open enrollment we could technically go anywhere). We looked at test scores, took a tour of the school, met the teachers/principals and we knew instantly that Ryland was the place for us. Although the school is older, it's what inside that matters. The best staff around! We have been soooo happy here and are very thankful for everyone at Ryland!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Love this school! My son started third grade here in October. He had no trouble adjusting, making friends or catching up. He has had the best school year yet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

My daughter has been in Kindergarten for 6 weeks. Although she has been in daycare since she was 14 weeks old... the adjustment to Kindergarten has been quite challenging for her... and of course, for us! Let me tell you that the faculty is amazing. Her teacher, the counselor and principal have shown us nothing but patience. They have comforted our daughter yet continue to move her forward. As a full time working mother, productivity at work is impacted by whether or not I am worried about my kiddos. I trust that my daughter is in the best hands... we are lucky to have found this school for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

When we moved here from Ohio I had no idea about the schools. I took a tour of some of the schools before we purchased a house and kind of interviewed the principals at each school. I decided to live where we did because of ryland. My kids are now going on their second year there and I'm so glad I picked Ryland. The principal and the staff are so great and care so much about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

My daughter has gone to Ryland for 2 years now and she LOVES it. My son will start this year. I am so glad we found this little school. My kids came from a Preschool/Daycare facility that was AWESOME! And I had some concerns about them adjusting to Ryland. My daughter had a new to the school teacher in 1st grade, Ms. Brauntwart.....She was great! and Mrs. Meyer for 2nd grade...She was the Fabulous! Ms Barwell is Amazing! I can't say enough about the school......Hope my son feels the same as my daughter! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

Ryland Heights is the best elementary school that any of my children have attended!! The staff is wonderful and they make you feel like family even if you have just met them. My oldest (now 16) started at Ryland in the 4th grade and the transition into the Kenton County school was soo smooth, even coming from another state. My 7 year old loves to go to school and I have a Pre-schooler at Ryland and she cries when there is no school. It is just a great place to be!
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Posted February 4, 2008

My grandson and I moved here in June of last year. We did not know anyone nor of the school he was to atttend. During orientation for the 2007-2008 school year we were both pleased and excited with the approach and support the school has to offer. It is February now and we are very satisfied with the school. Moreso, Ms. Silva is an awesome teacher, as with all other staff I have encountered; my grandson is treated as a person with due respect and concern for not only his education but personal growth and happiness. Thank you all at Ryland, the YMCA program, and community support. The ultimate learning opportunity in a supportive, safe, and pleasant environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

We love Ryland! I have 3 kids enrolled there now and the staff is fabulous! Not to mention all the great 'extras' this school provides! After school program that is top of the line with awsome activities for kids(tae kwon do, scrapbooking, cooking classes, homework help, intermurials....just to name a few). I recommend Ryland to anyone I know moving into the Kenton county district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Ryland is a real great school,every year it just gets better. They really care about the kids, an their needs. They make sure every kid reaches their highest potential possible in any an every thing they do. Besides the classes they have during the day for ex. Computer,Music,Art,an etc. They also have the Y.M.C.A After school program with all kinds of things for ex. Tyquando,Dance(Tap&Ballet),Scrapbooking,an a number of other things. That is after a hour of Homework help,which I think is wonderful for the kids in case they are not sure how to do the work. It just gives them extra help an more time to learn. This is a School that when you walk in the door they call you by name. This is rally a great school an has been for years an it only gets better year after year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

Looks can be deceiving! Ryland is a older looking school (from the outside) but the staff & internal makeup is amazing. My two (9 & 6) transferred in from a nearby school, we moved, and they absolutely love it. It really has that family atmosphere and Cathy Barwell (Principal) has a lot to do with that! All the teachers we've talked to have song her praises. Other reviews have mentioned the staff really knowing the students and going the extra mile... well they are right on! Ryland has an automated phone system that contacts families on Snow Days & Delay Days... it was a pleasant surprise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

Grace started Kindergarten at Ryland this school year. She loves this school. Mrs. Barwell (principal) and Ms. Kathy (secretary) know all of the kids by their first names, how wonderful is that? My daughter has learned SO much. She is now in the AR program and has matured a great deal. Ryland Tigers Roar. Shana Holtkamp
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

This is my daughter's 2nd year at Ryland, she's about to finish up the 1st grade. When she started at Ryland she had alot of problems, now to listen to her or look at her you wouldn't believe it. She is doing Great, an that comes from the Principal also. When the kids walk into the school each morning they are greeted on a first name bases, what other school could you say that about? These are Wonderful Teaches an Staff at this school, an they has always been that way. I myself along with my brother an cousin's went to this school. An the only thing I can say is that with each passing year this school just keeps getting better. I am proud to say that my daughter an myself are an were RYLAND HEIGHTS TIGERS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

I have a seven year old daughter who attends this school. This is here second year there, and she is just about to finish up the first grade. I love this little school. I love the fact that when the children walk into the school in the morning the principal knows them all by there first name. How many other schools can say that with and truth behind it. I allso like that my daughter started this school last year not knowing how to read or write and within the short two years she has been there, she is in the first grade doing all advanced second grade work. I could not be more proud to say that my daughter is a Ryland Heights Tiger.
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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
19%
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%
Female48%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students54%
Female63%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female52%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities13%
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

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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 94% 82%
Asian 2% 1%
Black 2% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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