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Helmwood Heights Elementary School

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Posted October 27, 2012

My daughter loves to go to Helmwood Heights. Principle, staff and teachers all are wonderful. If you are looking for a great elementary school, I would highly recommend HHES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

My granddaughter is in the first grade at HHES. Because both of her parents work, I watch her until they come home. She always seems to enjoy telling me about her school, what she did that day. I am so surprised at how well she reads spells. I don't remember when we were in school doing as much as she did. But her day is filled with learning. She loves her school. So I can't think of a more deserving thing to say, than if a child looks forward to going to their class and finding out what they will learn for that day, than the school is looking to make the most of my granddaughters potential and do as much as they can with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

Helmwood Heights is a top-notch school where parents can rest assured their children are in the best of hands. The teachers are kind, supportive & challenging; the principal & office staff are always helpful; and the parents are some of the most involved in the Etown community! Helmwood is a great place to send your children.
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Posted September 16, 2004

My children attended Helmwood for 3 years and I was very pleased with the educations they received. The class sizes were generally around 18 kids, the teachers and staff weren't afraid to try new and innovative teaching techniques, and they really seemed to try to nuture each childs talents. If we ever move back to Elizabethtown, I would definately try to move back into the city school district.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students40%
Female55%
Male26%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female55%
Male33%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female44%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female56%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female56%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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

Math

All Students40%
Female33%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female49%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female44%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female47%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities17%
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

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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 72% 81%
Black 14% 11%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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307 Cardinal Dr
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 769-1328

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