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Westridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 445 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2010

I currently have 2 chilldren at Westridge. My oldest transfered from Collins Lane for his 5th grade year and I was very nervous and feeling guilty for moving him his last year of elementary school. I have been SO impressed with the school as a whole, Mr Lovell, 5th grade teacher and Academic Team Coach in particular. He is by far the best, most caring teacher that I have ever seen. I have been so pleased with both my sons' experience this school year. My other son is in Kindergarten. Even though this is a fairly new school, I think it is the BEST in Franklin Co.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Our school is like a big family. The children is our first priority and we want the best for the children that we can give them. Our principle is Greg Roush. He is such a wonderful person he cares so much for the kids and the faculity and staff in our building, he goes up and beyond the call of duty. His main concern is the children and their education. We are all a great big family and we are behind each and every person in our school 100%. The community responds to our school because we respond to them. We are the best school in my opinion because we put our children first and their families up front and we help them anyway that we can. Our moral in our school is the best and anyone would love to be a part of it. We have the best teachers they love the children and want whats best for them.


Posted June 28, 2009

Westridge Elementary is a fairly new school, opening just 6 years ago. But in those 6 years the faculty, staff, parents, and students have worked to make Westridge the most outstanding school in Frankfort. The dedication of the teachers and the involvement of parents is incrediable. Westridge is unique in its atmosphere and level of commitment to the education of our students.
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Posted March 26, 2009

Westridge is a great school with a wonderful staff and involved PTO. Principal Roush is very in tune with the children and it's obvious that he really cares about them. I couldn't imagine my children being anywhere else!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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 Students42%
Female36%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students47%
Female55%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female71%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students42%
Female52%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female58%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female58%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
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

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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 87% 81%
Black 4% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 48%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Frankfort, KY 40601
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