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Lancaster Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 495 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2013

This school is wonderful. The teachers are highly trained and care about the whole child, not just test scores. My child's reading ability and number sense have sky rocketed since entering this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

School is Horrible . They don't even offer a Policies and Procedures manual on there website once something arises . If you call the BOARD OF EDUCATION and ask to speak to the Superintendent you are always told that he is Either OUT FOR LUNCH or he is just to busy to take a call. Some of the teachers at this school are just very Horrible!!! After this year I will be moving my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

Great school along with excellent teachers and staff. Putting students education first is their priority. And they are able to do so while making learning fun and a memorable experience for both students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

Our granddaughters go to LES. We have attended several Grandparent Day Lunches. I work at McKinney Elementary in Lincoln Co. and their grandpa and I are really impressed with LES. Our grand daughters love going to school. I think children loving school and wanting to come says a lot.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 28, 2004

We moved to Lancaster in November of last year, my youngest daughter who was entering 2nd grade had a hard time adjusting to the move and the change of schools and loss of old friends, the staff of LES was great and they were very supportive in helping her adjust, the principal was very attentive and she showed concern and offered advice to me and helped us thru this trying time, my daughter is a happy 2nd grader, she is learning faster and more than she did in her school in Lexington,with lots of friend now and she looks forward to attending class everyday!Her teacher and the other staff in the building are friendly and make her feel special.My family truly loves this school and we are happy we moved to Lancaster Ky. It was difinately in the long run the best thing that has happened to our family!
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students47%
Female55%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female32%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students39%
Female44%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female47%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female64%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female28%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female36%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged21%
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

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
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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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

Below 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 83% 81%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Black 4% 11%
Two or more races 4% 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 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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205 Lexington St
Lancaster, KY 40444
Phone: (859) 792-3047

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