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Niagara Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 375 students

 

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Posted September 13, 2009

I am a teacher at this school. I absolutely love it! I think it is the perfect balance between rigorous instruction and allowing children to make life long elementary memories. I will make sure that my future children attend this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2006

The level of parent involvement at this school is phenomenal! I volunteer regularly in my child's class and I am NEVER the only parent in the classroom or workroom. There are always fun things for the kids to do and when my kindergarten age daughter came home the 3rd week of school reading full sentences, needless to say I was extremely happy! The leadership at Niagara School is simply awesome. The staff there gives their all to these kids. We are moving in a couple of months, and I'm just not sure any other school can compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

The parent AND teacher involvement here is wonderful! Haven't encountered a teacher or staff member who isn't truely interested in each and every child here. My child has thrived in kindergarten and in 1st grade. The academics are really great as well. Logan is always being challenged and thus far meets it every time. He also loves the enrichment program. Music,art and computers are great areas as well. The PTA has a large group of parents and people are constantly involved in new ideas for the kids. The number of students is a HUGE plus. I feel that the smaller number gives the kids a closer relationship with teachers and classmates as well. Nobody seems to get 'lost in the crowd'. They all excell together. Johna Miller
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%
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%
Female60%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female53%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female82%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female67%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female55%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
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

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 82%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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13043 Hwy 136 East
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: (270) 831-5142

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