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Garden Springs Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 620 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

My daughter went to Garden Springs, and I loved it except she was always complaining about the music teacher, and the parents and office staff seem "gossipy" She really enjoyed her Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers, but her 1st Grade teacher was always yelling at the students, I joined the PTA but found that group very rude. I honestly didn't like the former principal but Mr. Brehm is always fun, and really loves the kids. My daughter left because of bullying and other kids... I felt the kids weren't behaving appropriately (they were "dating" and swearing) so my daughter now attend The Lexington School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

I had two children in this school and that was two, too many. We had one good teacher and the rest were terrible. The principal seemed unsure of herself and had very bad leadership qualities. Did nothing to address bullying behavior. Three principals in three years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

This is my third year with children at Garden Springs. All of the teachers my children have had have been excellent. They have gone over and above to challenge them. I originally had concerns about the principal who was there when we started but has since left. The new principal is awesome! With our new principal, I'm very excited about the future of Garden Springs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

The school is amazing. All of my kids have attended GSE and I highly recommend the school. I have a few concerns, mainly the new principal they have filling in, she seems to think that rewarding children with candy is wrong and has even banned one of the ways that the 5th grade class raised money for their trip. And from what I am gathering she has also banned sports being played in gym. You would think that the Principal would want the children to get more exercise than just walking and running around the gym.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

This is not one of the best schools in the city by any means. It's very average, but is an OK school. The principal is not very helpful and the school could use a new counselor. The PTA is very good. Help with the administration (principal and counselor) would benefit this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Teaching is fine, but mediocre compared to top rated schools. I don't care for the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

The staff at Garden Springs Elementary has made the educatonal experience for my son a vey rewarding one. The dedication and professioanlism they have shown over the years makes me very conficent that he is receiveing the best education possible. He loves going to school every day! My daughter will begin school next year. I have no doubt that she will receive the same level support and care as my son has over the past few years. Great people make a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

Both my son and daughter attended Garden Springs Elementary, grades K - 5. I cannot say enough about the deadicated, caring, professional staff at this school. My son was identified with a reading comprehension problem very early and was placed on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to overcome the problem. The staff worked tirelessly to challenge him at every turn. My son still strugles with reading, but today he is a successful high school student with a B average. There is no doubt in my mind that most of the credit for what he has achieved is due the the staff at Garden Springs. They were wonderful!
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students50%
Female39%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female59%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged29%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students33%
Female32%
Male35%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female47%
Male44%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female55%
Male67%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female51%
Male17%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
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

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
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 75% 82%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Black 8% 11%
Asian 5% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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2151 Garden Springs Dr
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 381-3388

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