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Harmony Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 493 students

 
 

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Posted July 30, 2013

We moved to oldham county for the good schools but this was the worst experience ever. My son came with a detailed IEP with speech and motor skill delay and had been in school full time for 2 1/2 years prior. The kindergarten teacher they chose was strict and non loving. He did not respond well to this and reacted. She labeled him violent and severely behaviorally challenged. She had him doing completely different work in the class than the other students. They were doing math while he colored. We never had behavior problems before. The principal refused to take advice from his previous teacher on ways to work with him and could have cared less. I changed him to part time kindergarten and they shuffled him for 3 hours daily to the resource room and recess. His only goal was to be good and get good behavior stickers. He regressed. He wrote his name better before we went to harmony. To top it all off they refused to let him go on field trips because "he wasn't a student after 11am". Ridiculous! I could not imagine sending my other 2 children to this school so we moved. Terrible kindergarten teacher, terrible principal, terrible experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

DISAPPOINTED!!! The administration, specifically the principal and counselor, seem to be more concerned with the ratings/statistics of the school than looking out for the best interests of the students. Parents beware if you have a child with special needs, this school may not be the best fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

My child has attended Harmony Elementary since it's inception. It is a top notch school with a great academic and administrative team. The principal is a caring, listening and proactive administrator who puts the kids first. You could not ask for a better learning environment or more partcipating parent community to be involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Harmony has a great school spirit. The kids seem to enjoy the school. The school also has monthly assemblies set on themes such as building character, perseverance, bullying, etc. The teachers are caring and supportive.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female73%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female76%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities86%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female81%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
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

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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 94% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 10%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Goshen, KY 40026
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