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Crestwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 578 students

 

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Posted March 1, 2011

I have been very happy with the guidence my daughter has been receiving from her teachers and staff at Crestwood Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

My child has attended Crestwood since his K year. We have seen a lot of growth in him, and really appreciate the extra time some of his teachers have given him to provide extra guidance and assistance. We are very pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

My child is in 2nd Grade and has 31 kids in his class!!!! I am so appalled. We will be switching schools next year. I volunteer and I don't know how the teacher keeps her cool. It is chaos. Though the teacher is outstanding and I can't think of a better way to bring order to the classroom. The room is small and there are just too many kids. I'm so dissapointed that their cuts in funding were in number of teachers. What a crock!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Very friendly, family oriented
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

We are very disappointed with this Oldham county school - we had read such great things about the district but this school lacks so many programs and the teaching level is very low. The children are not challenged or motivated to do well. We will be looking for a new school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

We are very happy with Crestwood Elementary! Both of my children are receiving excellent instruction and have many opportunities to excel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

There is not enough extra curricular activities at this school. The children will have a disadvantage to the children attending the other elementary schools when they move on to middle school. Principal needs to be more open minded concerning changes that need to be made for the better of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Very slow response in regards to IEP planning and implementation. Parents need to drive the issue. Test scores have been falling over the last few years. With the new school being built they seem to be dropping the ball on other extracurricular acitivites. Principal is way too emotional and concerned about being politically correct to appropriately lead the school in my opinion. Programs seem to be aimed at the lower test score issues so bright excelling students don't always get the challenge they should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

4 outr of 5. very responsive staff that cares
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

There seems to be a low sense of 'morale' among teachers. Also, discipline seems weak throughout. Principal was found to be cooperative with parents.
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
34%
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 Students32%
Female31%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female53%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students49%
Female60%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students35%
Female38%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students50%
Female42%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female47%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female71%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students24%
Female32%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities18%
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

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
71%
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 7% 4%
Black 4% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 29%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6500 West Hwy 146
Crestwood, KY 40014
Phone: (502) 241-8401

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