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Hanson Elementary School

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Posted September 17, 2009

My children and now my grandchildren attended Hanson. The faculty is sincerely interested in helping to teach our children to be the finest adults and citizens they can be. Our children have great pride in Hanson and maintain relationships with the faculty long after attending. Hanson is a blue -ribbon school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

I was not happy at all when my child started Hanson Elem. She was being bullied and there was nothing being done about it at school, Her teacher was not nice at all, and she made no friends at all. After a year at Hanson, my child left to go to Greenville Elementry School, she is getting along with aa lot of students and is now making strait A's. All the teachers are as sweet as can be and the pricable Lee Freeman is the best princable any school could wish for. Although hanson has good test scores, i still belilve it needs some improvment. -Josh-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

Hanson is the best school in this area!! They received Blue Ribbon status for the 05/06 school year. The teachers are wonderful and they truly care about your children. My child is now in first grade and is already reading on a third grade level. The teachers and staff work with the children so they can achieve their very best. I truly believe that if it was not for the parent volunteers this school would not be what it is today! I am a parent volunteer and I can see first hand what all our teachers have to do though the day and there is no way they would be able to have time for our kids or to have a life outside school if it was not for the parent volunteers. This school is the best overall in all subjects and that is because of our wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

My child has been going to this school for 4 years and through the leadership of its entire staff and parent volunteers I believe my child is getting the best academic and cultural experience she can in our area. I am a single Dad and my daughter has always had excellent nurturing and caring teachers throughout her time here. Their test scores are always ranked high in the state and the school offers a wide variety of activities for their students and parental involvement is highly encouraged. They even go so far as to have special times for grandparents as well. The school is an integral part of the town and Hopkins County. If I had to sum it up I would say Hanson Elementary School is more like a large family who works together to make sure their is no child left behind!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students84%
Female97%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students66%
Female55%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female50%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
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

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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 88% 81%
Black 5% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 42%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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121 Eastlawn Dr
Hanson, KY 42413
Phone: (270) 825-6158

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