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Flaherty Elementary School

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Posted October 17, 2013

I believe this school has come a long way , They have improved a lot , they built better schools, they have hired some new staff, Teachers ect, I know they go above to help my child! My children tell me how neat the new school is, they love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

Where can I even begin to describe Flaherty Elementary School? They are beyond great! My child has been attending this school ever since he was 3 years old, they have really worked with my child who will be 13 this coming Dec, I can t ask for a better school, they have been very patient with my child who has a disability, when he started third grade, they really took the time with him through all of these years actually, he was finally out of special classes come the second month of his third grade class, My husband and I was beyond thrilled as to how far my child has come we started to see grades improve as well, The Staff has always been very Friendly and helpful, I couldn t ask for a better School! My child is now an A/B Student and last year in his 5th grade last semester he made straight A s! I recommend Flaherty Elementary/Primary School! If the staff is reading this Thank you from the bottom of our heart for working with my child, I don t think if it wasn t for them he wouldn t be where he is today! Thank you again, A.B
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

The teachers at this school have gone out of there way to help my daughter, she attened school at Flaherty 1/2 of Kindergarten all of 1st grade and 1/2 of 2nd grade. We are Military, and are going to miss this school very much!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

look at these scores!!!!!!! i will pray for these kids! how do they get away with this ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I love Flaherty Elementary school because the staff and teachers are so eager to help! If your child doesn't understand something, all they have to do is tell the teacher and they will get the extra help they need! Many teachers today don't REALLY care about their children...NOT THE CASE AT FLAHERTY ELEMENTARY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

Excellent!!!Great School,with an excellent staff.Fast growing community,school is almost over populated.Have 2 children one that went K-6 and the second is presently in the 2nd grade.Flaherty is going through a housing boom and at the present the school is feeling the crunch.With it reaching over capacity,the school is now building to expand with the growth.School should be done within a year.Hopefully opening it's door to more students by 2010.Go Blue Devils!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

We have had one child go through this school and now have tow children, grade K and grade 3 there. We cannot say enough about the administration and the staff there! We are military and have traveled to many places and our children have been in many schools through or 10th move in the past 16 yrs. We have never been so pleased w/a school as we are now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

My son is going into first grade its a great school everyone is really nice and they really take there time with the children I deffinatly would recommend Flaherty Elementry !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

I really like the school. My kid is in the 1st grade and we just moved here. They did a back ground check on me just so I could participate in school activities. I thought that was so cool. I haven't had a back ground check since trying to get a good job! Anyhow I really like the school.
—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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
16%
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 44% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
18%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female52%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female60%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities32%
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female47%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female41%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities21%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students42%
Female50%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female52%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female56%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female59%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
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

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Black 3% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 47%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2615 Flaherty Rd
Ekron, KY 40117
Phone: (270) 422-7565

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