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Sinking Fork Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted November 4, 2008

I have two granddaughter's at Sinking Fork and the both have ADHD. They have been getting excellent care from all the staff there, especially Mrs. Wheeler. They are so caring and friendly. A Grandparent


Posted May 8, 2006

i have 3 children at sinking fork all three love it.i have 1 in 4th, 1 in 2nd, and 1 in pre-school.my kids have been there on and off since pre-school.they have gotten theur best grades there.
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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%
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 Students53%
Female68%
Male38%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female68%
Male42%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 Students48%
Female68%
Male31%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students19%
Female18%
Male19%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female36%
Male19%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female59%
Male39%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged32%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female45%
Male48%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female42%
Male37%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
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

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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 59% 81%
Black 36% 11%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 64%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5005 Princeton Rd
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 887-7330

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