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Western Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 714 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 17, 2014

I open enroll my son at Western and this is his first year there. They are very innovative and have tried a few new things this year which have helped my son tremendously. He received a math workbook to keep at home...I sometimes search through the workbook and find problems which match up with things he's struggling with, so that has been very helpful. The after school program REALLY reinforces what they are learning all day and I've been very impressed with the teachers he has in first grade and also the after school program. They also purchased an online subscription for reading so kids can log in from home, read books, take quizzes and earn points to use within the program. My son hasn't started the AR program as fast as I would have liked and that is frustrating, but the important part is really that he is reading well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

My daughter has been enrolled at Western Elementary for 2 years now. Last year we had a wonderful experience with them, but this year I am not nearly as impressed. Until this point of the school year I assumed that my daughter had a science teacher. Turns out she doesn't and is really not being taught much science at all, which worries me as a prospective middle school science teacher because she needs to have a good grasp on science next year. I find this fact appalling! My daughter has really excelled there, but I feel that there are things that are lacking. They don't take the kids on field trips unless they are in honors programs, which my child is. I think this is a huge disservice to students as field trips are valuable opportunities to learn. I think that their pick up procedures at the end of the day are inefficient and could stand to be improved. In our old district we did car rider signs that had a number assigned to each student and we were allowed to get out of the car and wait for the kids, but not here. My final gripe is with the district as a whole. Build some snow days into your schedule. It is completely foolish not to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

Western Elementary Georgetown, KY Great school! Love most all of the teachers. Would recommend to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Western's teachers truly care. They have been wonderful in helping us work with our daughter and assisting us in ways to helping her learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

Excellent teachers, nice facility - A+! My son really enjoyed his first year there. We are very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The faculty is focused on the students learning and spend one on one attention with anyone who needs it. The school also has a wonderful PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

My two sons have just recently enrolled in Western Elm. I have to say they are loving it and still get the top education they need. Ms. Stumbo is my oldest sons teacher and she is a sucess in her own self. I am so glad that my children are receiving the foundation and education they need to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

I have 4 children ages 6-10 going to Western. The two older kids were going to a top Lexington school last year. This year, they seem to be enjoying school much more, but I would say they are not at the level they were. Not to take anything away from Western, it is just a reflection of the academic standards set between districts/schools. My two younger children continue to make progress although my youngest has been struggling emotionally to keep up. She receives a lot of individual staff attention and outside developmental support that other schools could not provide. For this, I am grateful that Western has the professional staff to help her deal with her learning and some behavioral issues. The 1st/2nd graders are kept with the same class/teacher for two years. Both teachers are very competent. However, my assessment of this program is still up in the air.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

Both my younger children attend this school and I am very happy with their progress. The school is the second best in the district and is partnered with the same school for family resources. The academics are challenging and the infrastructure supports high achievement.
—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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
52%
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%
Female71%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners17%

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners33%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners10%

Math

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners50%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female48%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities27%
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

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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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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 83% 81%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 28%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1901 Frankfort Rd
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: (502) 863-1393

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