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White's Tower Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 523 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

My son is finishing first grade at White's Tower and I have been very happy with the school, teachers, and staff. We love our school and the commitment to the chilldren!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Whites Tower Elementary is one of the best schools in Kenton County. I would love to teach there. They have smart students and very good teachers. Go bearcats!


Posted February 23, 2010

WT has proven to be a first rate educational experience for my son. From the principal to the teachers right down to the office and custodial staff, the environment is ripe for any student to succeed. Steve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

White's Tower is a good school with a great community feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

We love Whites Tower! Most of the teachers are recent grads who are excited about teaching and have the most up to date information. The staff are always eager to help in any way possible. Teachers encourage parent involvement at every turn with great results. The school is small and therefore your children get to know students and teachers better. Our family has been blessed by the experiences at Whites Tower. Go Bearcats!
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Posted September 23, 2005

I have been extremely happy with the academic programs and teachers at Whites Tower. You will find no higher quality or committement anywhere. I have had 2 children come through Whites Tower and they have been very prepared for their middle school experiences.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%
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 Students32%
Female40%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students37%
Female31%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female37%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female51%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students35%
Female29%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female38%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female44%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students31%
Female36%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
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 93% 81%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 11%
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 42%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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