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Russell-Mcdowell Intermediate School

Public | PK, 4-5

 

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Posted April 24, 2007

I have a daughter who has been a student at this school for the past two years. The administration has been fantastic. They have not been afraid to make changes for the better. I am very satisfied with the the programs that my daughter has been involved in and am looking forward to working with the school when my son is a student in a couple of years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

Last year my son attended school at the Russell Primary. I may add he attended since he was in Kindergarten. We have had nothing but the best from my son's Teachers and Staff. The Teacher's took time out to help my son with his math. He made good grades. Where we moved the school he is attending at the present time doesn't take time out to help my son with his math. Let alone the other student's that need a little help with a subject. My son's grades have gone down at the school he attends at the present time. The school my son attends now the Teacher's are like there to make a buck. Other words do not care about the children's education. I never had this problem at Russell Primary. I have had nothing but Excellent results with the Teacher's and Staff. I highly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

my daughter goes to this school she is in the fourth grade. this year a lot of things have changed. the new principal has cut out parties, dances. i dont think this is right for the students. if they do something good they need to have some rewards sometime. parties yeah maybe getting older and outgrowing them but what about dances. Education is good here. my daughter has been on the honor roll here all year and my other daughter who attended last year received a proficient award last year for this school. Money is another big thing that russell schools are really into. Always wanting money for this and that even though the kids have fundraisers they work hard to sell items and if they dont hit the specific amount of items to sell then they dont get to join the mega party.
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Posted April 13, 2004

My son really thrived in this school. I had Mrs. Harris the principal for a libarian when I went there,she is a principal who listens not only to the teachers,but to the parents as well. She doesn't take sides,she listens with an open mind to the teacher,student,and parent. This school gives the students more freedom to decide what they want to do,they are no longer held by the hand and guided,which they will need as they go farther up in grades. I feel this school and it's staff has well prepared my son for Middle school next year.
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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.
Language Mechanics

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%
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%
Female70%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities64%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female54%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged39%
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

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

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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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

Average

Reading growth at this school

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 94% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1900 Long St
Flatwoods, KY 41139
Phone: (606) 836-8186

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