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Arlington Elementary School

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Posted October 28, 2012

My son went to Arlington Elementary from K to 5th. He had the worse experince ever. I got phone calls weekly from staff about the behavior of my son. I never understood because he was always well behaved everwhere else. We resently moved out of state. My son has not been wrote up one time since we moved and he is on the honor role. The teachers tried but the kids my son went to school with where not on the same social level or economic level as my family. Overall it was a nightmare!!! I`m so glad to be out of this school district. I tried to get involved to help not only the teachers but my son`s education. It was not really welcome. We went to all of his after school programs and it sickened me when the staff had to stand up and ask the parents to respect their children. The parents were talking during their child`s program. It was so sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2010

Arlington is a great school with great teachers. They reward children for good behavior and for achieving goals. Glad I found it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

I have been a parent at this school for seven years. My oldest daughter gradguated 5th grade today, i have a daughter going to first grade, one going into pre k, and yet another to go. I am pleased with the education that my children have received. The staff is wonderful and they respect the parents and welcome any ideas for a brighter future for our children. i am happy that we are getting a new building it is sure to be ebautiful. I look forward to many more years with this school!!!!!
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Posted April 8, 2010

My children have all had a wonderful experience at Arlington. They excel in all of their classes and for the most part have had good teachers to guide them along the way. As regard the 'class' of students and parents, school is what you make it for your children and anyone presuming to 'classify' a group of people based on the fact that they may have a hard time financially is bound to find something negative wherever they go.The teachers and staff are dedicated to dignifying our children because they choose to...not because they have to. We are looking forward to the newly remodeled building next year...It's been a long time overdue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

My daughter attended Arlington, I found the staff to be dedicated and caring. While test scores can help us understand where a school is and is not excelling, they will not change the culture of these students. Parents must get involved and partner with teachers to improve these test scores and the education of the children. We cannot expect teachers to do it all.
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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
18%
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 Students14%
Female13%
Male15%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students18%
Female17%
Male19%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
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 Students27%
Female32%
Male17%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female27%
Male28%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male28%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female56%
Male50%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
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

Math

All Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female57%
Male38%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students12%
Female22%
Male3%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged12%
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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
24%
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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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
Hispanic 35% 4%
White 34% 81%
Black 25% 11%
Two or more races 6% 2%
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 87%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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