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Lansdowne Elementary School

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Posted December 19, 2012

I think Lansdowne is a good school. My daughter went here for her Kindergarten year 2011-2012. She excelled in her class but I think with the diverse nature of the classes she wasn't really pushed or challenged as she might have been in a different school. The teacher had to take so much time to go over basic things with the other kids that weren't catching on as fast. Her teacher was great at communicating with us and was always available and quick to respond if we needed anything or had questions. We only started a new school because we moved out of the district. I think Lansdowne is a good "middle of the road" school. It's not the best, but the school itself is nice and the staff is dedicated to providing a good education for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

I believe that my daughter did not get the best education at Lansdown. The teacher was alway gone. Whatever happened to no child left behind program? Couldn't get her into an after school program because they wanted parents that could pay for a whole week, in order for there children to be in the program. No suggestions no help from the teacher or principal. What do I pay school taxes for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I LOVE this school. However, the direct teacher/parent contact is sometimes lacking & so is the nurse.. but my child is very happy. Also, they have a great principal & resource area. One thing that I dislike (not bearing on the staff at all) is that there are no windows for the kids to look out of in classrooms. I'm sure this was done for several reasons, but I would hate to spend an entire day in a room, only getting to see out at recess, library, art, etc. The structure itself is odd. Also, getting in to see the Principal was as easy as walking into the office and asking if I could speak with her. The office staff is great and supportive too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

My kids are going to this school!Im sorry to say but im satisfied with teachers but not the principal.She dont know anything that her school is offering.She wont respond to parent calls nor have time to talk to them.IM very unsatisfied with her performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

What a great school! My daughter is in the 5th grade and we have had the best experience at this school. The entire staff is very caring. I would like to see more parent involvement within the 5th grade parents. It seems that there are only a few of us that have volunteered this year. I will be very sad to leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

This is the best school.I have a daughter in firist grade.She loves this schol. Her teacher is great. She is real active with the kids.She makes learning fun.My child gets excited to go to school.You know how everyone has that one teacher they always remember and love.Well my child has found her.(Ms.Smith)If someone has a child that is going to be going to the firist grade at Lansdowne I would tell them to try to get this teacher.I think there are ther great teachers there. Everone in the office are great they knows almost every parents and childs name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

We have been impressed with the academic focus of this school, and very pleased with the 'extras' (science lab, music, art that includes real instruction on art techniques and methods (not just classroom crafts), P.E., etc. Wish there were more recesses though!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

There are 22-25 children in each Kindergarten class. No extracurricular activities for the K group. As for safety, the school has had several flashers this year. Parents could be involved if they wanted to. In my son's class, there are only a couple of parents that ever volunteer to help. The School Board needs to better use their funds. This school's PTA is raising $25,000 to buy all new computers for the children. The playground out front has broken gates on the fence. A stray dog was able to approach the children while on the playground the other day.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%
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 Students44%
Female37%
Male50%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male44%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners17%
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 Students66%
Female73%
Male62%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners46%

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male54%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male79%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners64%
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 Students57%
Female61%
Male52%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male52%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female55%
Male29%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
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

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
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 58% 81%
Black 22% 11%
Hispanic 14% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 51%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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336 Redding Rd
Lexington, KY 40517
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