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Locust Grove Elementary School

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Posted February 26, 2013

My child has been attending Locust Grove for two years. They no longer have multi-grade classes. It is an amazing school, with wonderful administration. I consider my daughter very fortunate to be able to attend. My oldest daughter attended a private school, and I can honestly say that my child in Locust Grove is so much more advanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

This school has multi-grade classes that DO NOT benefit the children. And I agree that the curriculum is inconsistant. I have friends who's kids are struggling to keep up because the teacher is teaching a grade ahead, and then there are other kids who have teachers who aren't teaching them anything, and the hmk is from 2 grades below! The teachers don't hardly EVER communicate, and you feel frustrated and left out of your child's education. The parent teacher meetings always revolve around the IOWA testing, NOTHING else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2010

My son attended kindergarten during the 2009/2010 school year at Locust Grove. He loved the school and he learned so much-I was amazed at how much he learned in just kindergarten! The curriculum, multiage classrooms, and available resources are great! The staff have always been very friendly and helpful. He is onto 1st grade this year and I am so happy that he is attending such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

Locust Grove is indicative of the Oldham County School District. I have had great experiences with the principal and several of the teachers at Locust Grove. Thankfully, they do not try to please all of the people all of the time or mediocrity would be the rule rather than the exception. High standards and expectations result in higher achievement and exemplary behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

As a long term Oldham County restident involved with the Locust Grove Elementary administration, I attest to the high stanadards set by the leadership of the school with dedication to the success of the students via a challenging curriculum from K-5, student-centered activities to broaden their horizons and an involved/caring before and after school care program. With a mission to provide a safe and positive learning environment whcih encourages the student to strive to reach their greatest potential, the school excels and I strongly support their efforts.


Posted March 26, 2010

As typical of human nature, criticisim and concerns are never happily received or welcomed. When a parent takes the strength to stand up and be vocal for the best interest of all children with the knowledge that it will make waves, you can guarantee there are a many more parents flying under the radar. This makes those happy with bland conformity nervous. Parents who are satisfied and say nothing to the contrary are always welcomed and lavishing praise is simple. Yet it is difficult to find the courage to be proactive as a concerned parent who repeatedly addresses policy issues at the appropriate avenues. Being met with much resistance to dialogue is dissapointing. Instead concerns are labeled as 'complainers and sour grapes'. Is it really unacceptable to have concerns about our children's eductation and respectfully addressing them in the proper avenues?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I am very disappointed with the class structuring at Locust Grove. My son was a kindergardner in K/1 last year & the negative impact it had on him has been alarming. The multiage classroom is extremely detrimental to certain children, which far outweighs any benefits that may exist. My son is now a 1st grader in the same K/1 class and it has taken all of this year to build his self-esteem and confidence back up. He is still not up to par as to where he should be and I am not AT ALL comfortable with him moving to a 2/3 class next year. If it were straight 2nd grade I would not be so worried, but I fear his confidence and self-esteem will once again be negatively affected in the multiage . I have felt very intimidated by the current administration.& afraid to speak up regarding this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

As a very involved parent with two children at Locust Grove, I find the teaching staff fantastic and administration to be of the utmost quality. There has never been a time where I have been concerned about anything that either the teachers, office staff, principal or counselor has not been more than willing or cooperative. Having been at other schools in Oldham County Locust Grove is, by far, the best. Keep up the good work. I would highly recommend the school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

As a parent of two children at Locust Grove I am very satisfied with the teaching staff as well as the principal. I have the utmost respect for the principal at Locust Grove she has always addressed any concern that I have had with my children and handled them in a professional way. My children and I love Locust Grove and I would not have my children any where else.I feel if someone is not satisfied with the education their children are receiving at Locust Grove then I would have to question what would satisfy them? I would highly recommend Locust Grove to anyone moving to this district. As far as test scores my child scores were over and above average ....that speaks for itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Locust Grove Elementary has been an excellent school for my children, as are all of Oldham County schools. An observant parent would know that the policy/curriculum decisions are made for the good of the majority and are based on historical data and research. As typical of human nature, only the unhappy minority is heard from. It is amusing how the 'experts' critiquing the performance of others usually have little or no experience in that field, or don't even have a job. A teacher with 20 years of students is more likely to know what works than someone visiting a few hours a week. Any accusation of improper action or performance by this school or administration is a lie and nothing more than sour grapes from someone that was unable to implement their own personal agenda.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Locust Grove is a top notch school. I have been impressed with the warm family feel from both the faculty and staff over the past year and a half. My family attended another Oldham County school previously before attending Locust Grove and I've never been so pleased to leave one building and join another. My previous school was unfriendly and did not offer educational accommodations to help my child's medical needs. The same goes for my other child's academic delays. My experience at Locust Grove has been quite different. Both my children are treated in the same manner as the rest of the students, eventhough they have special needs that require extra hours of attention from their teachers. The principal and counselor have been readily available to meet with me and my husband numerous times for ARC meetings and I feel they have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
35%
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%
Female67%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities45%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female63%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
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 91% 81%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 3% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 22%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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