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Porter Elementary School

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Posted February 19, 2010

Very good school. Teachers really care about student learning. Staff members go out of their way daily to make it a great place for kids! Went to school there and know that it is still an amazing place for children.


Posted May 6, 2009

I can personally say that Porter offers a private education at a public level and that the school is so much better then the other school that my boys have attended as well as the school(s) that my step children have and are attending. This school has not lost my children and actually are willing to work with them the way in which they learn best. And in this I am very pleased that Porter is the school that my children will attend for the next 6 years as well as the school that my younger children will attend. Not only this but that the children as well as the staff (teachers and such) all are very welcoming and caring for other students that attend. If more public schools could offer the communities what Porter does for our little area in Eastern Kentucky future generations would be better off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

The teachers at Porter are much more interested in controlling the students rather than teaching them. They constantly scream at the children. The school is filthy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I have 3 children attending Porter Elementary at this time and could not be happier with the wonderful Teachers and Principal. We have very active Parent Volunteers. The test scores for Porter are honest test scores and a true reflection of what the children have been taught. Unlike some schools that have a tendancy to teach to the testing and not what is in the best interest of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2004

i have 2 boys an both have either been there from K-6 an now i have one in 1st an i could never think of removing him from there like the school,an kids know so much from this school.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
59%
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 44% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students50%
Female36%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female50%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female72%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 Students41%
Female27%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female55%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female59%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Language Mechanics

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female57%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female61%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

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n/a

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

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n/a

2010

 
 
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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

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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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

Below 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 96% 81%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 11%
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 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7210 US 321 South
Hagerhill, KY 41222
Phone: (606) 789-2545

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