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Northern Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 410 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2009

I was impressed with the programs that I attended with my grandson. Keep up the good work.


Posted November 13, 2006

Northern Elementary is 'the school' to go to in Scott County if you want a small hometown feel to the education of your child. Mrs. Justus is my daughter's favorite teacher. I couldn't be more pleased with her. She always goes an extra mile to make sure that I feel welcome to call or drop by anytime. Mrs. Justus and the entire staff at Northern really makes parents feel at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

When Anne Mason Elementary opened everyone in the area wanted their child to go to the new school. I chose to enroll my kids in Northern despite that fact and I could not be more happy with the teachers, principal and all the staff. They have been beyond belief in keeping myself and my husband involved even though we both work and are willing to work around our schedules to meet with us. I can't say enough about the staff at this school, except don't judge a book by its cover. Thank you Northern for making every child count!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

The academic program in kindergarten is outstanding. My child loved school, the teachers, and learned so much. He is really prepared for first grade.
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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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

All Students68%
Female63%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students67%
Female78%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female81%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female66%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female63%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female75%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
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

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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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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 91% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black 2% 11%
Two or more races 1% 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 40%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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