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Deep Springs Elementary School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 1, 2014

not really impressed this year with the school, they have alot of teachers that are totally qualified to do the job and they truly care about the children. some reteaches i have questions about, some of the kids that are in the classrooms don't belong in the same classes with the other children the language that some of these children use don't need to be said around other children, when it comes to awards at the end of the year i think they fail to realize how hard some children work and get they work done. when it comes to a child being talented in arts and can draw or paint they are not recognized i just find it astounding how it works and it really bother me. as far as rating the principal he needs to spend more time welcoming parents because that is one thing he has failed to do. the teaching staff is great. there is not enough attention on bullying and letting kids get by with saying mean things. excellent staff in caferteria, the vice principal, the librarian, the resources center, make the school more welcoming for parents---the pta is excellent at this school- great custodians, i truly thank the staff and teachers


Posted May 31, 2014

I was not very content with many of the rules. For example, reteaches can be good when it is in regards to bullying or misbehaving, but for not putting things away "fast" in time is just dumb. Another example, restroom breaks, who in their right mind thinks a child could only have 3 restroom breaks, not even inmates have such tight leash on "potty time". And last but not least, verbally teasing, which I consider bullying, is not being treated equally. My child moved here from another state and much bigger school, even they had better ways to handle all these rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

my school is great teacher work with their students, they work to develop ways to help students with their homework and to teach them the steps to learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Adam Kirk and the entire staff is exceptionally attentive to our students. The improvements and forward thinking is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I've had such a positive experience with this school both times my kids were in it. The teachers are caring as well as the office staff. I haven't had a problem with anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

Mediocre school at best. Poor emphasis on academics. Focuses on "reteaches" as a discipline method. I have a grandson whose Kindergarten year has basically been a waste at this school.


Posted January 14, 2011

Why is the school ranked so low overall? We are looking to buy a house near it.


Posted December 1, 2009

Our child is in her third year with this school, when she started we had doubts about the leadership of this school. We have a new Principal as of 2009 school year and we are very pleased with the leadership and the future of our daughters education. He definitley puts the children's education first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

This school is a wonderful school! My childrens have loved going there and have excelled. The Principal has done a great job since coming to Deep Springs 4 years ago, test scores keep going up. The teachers and staff are doing great things here and the kids are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

This school is one of the worst in the city. Bad administration and overall bad school climate.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 2, 2007

deepsprings is a great school the staff is wonderful and they really care about the kids. my son loves the school very much and they make the parents feel welcome. deepsprings is truly awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

My child is very happy at Deep Springs. The smaller classes really help her excel. This school has a bad reputation for learning, but with the new turnover of teachers and principals, they are trying their best to make sure that the students achieve and excel. The test scores remain low, but overall, it's a good school. Unfortunately, we will have to leave to go to another school that has higher test scores. Still love the school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The Parents here at Deep Springs are excited this year. We have a new Principal, new PTA Board, Lots of new Parent envolvement and Great Teachers. Deep Springs is one of the best Elementary School in Fayette County.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
23%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%
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%
Female29%
Male40%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female26%
Male28%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged21%
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 Students21%
Female21%
Male19%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students28%
Female26%
Male31%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female21%
Male33%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female55%
Male39%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students41%
Female51%
Male31%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female54%
Male24%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students41%
Female51%
Male31%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female62%
Male19%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
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

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
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 50% 81%
Black 33% 11%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 7% 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 61%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lexington, KY 40505
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