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Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary School

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Posted March 17, 2011

The concept is good. I wish they offered other languages besides Spanish. Classrooms are too crowded and teachers move around way to much. School - parent communication is poor compared to other schools that I have sent my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

I am very grateful that the public school system in Lexington offers an Spanish Immersion Program, my kids are already fully bilingual and they are getting a good education in this school as well. I wish the Spanish Immersion Program (K-12) would get more attention and taken more seriously; I hear most parents (including teacher parents) who have or are planning on leaving the program as soon as their kids finish 5th Grade. This is disappointing because they have taken PRIVILEGED spots, leaving out the other kids that didn't get in by the lottery process but did intent to continue the immersion all the way to 12th Grade. I urge the school principal and staff to be more proactive about telling parents of incoming K students about the long term committment they should be making. There are several other schools that offer accelerated magnet clusters in Lexington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I love everything about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The Immersion Program is a wonderful experience for the students, especially since they have the opportunity to become bi-lingual (or multi-lingual). The curriculum also helps the students to learn about various cultures and often times to make a difference around the world through different programs organized by teachers and/or parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

My son is finishing up his 2nd grade year at Maxwell, and I have been so pleased. He has struggled with his reading, and the teachers have been great about giving him the extra help and attention he needs. His second grade teacher calls, just to give positive updates about his learning. I have worked in Fayette County Schools as a substitute teacher, and I have to say Maxwell was always my favorite place to teach, and I am so glad that my son gets to participate in this great program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Parents should seriously consider the learning needs of their child before enrolling them in Maxwell. Where children require differentiated instructional techniques beyond 'sit and get--if you can', your child may not experience optimal success at Maxwell. There are few 'true' intervention services available. Regretably, there is a huge reliance on parents to provide extended instructional support if needed. You must be proactive in advocating for needs beyond 'packets' where parents or hired personal tutors teach the material and to ensure your child does not fall between the cracks, experience negative self-worth issues or ultimately left behind. Maxwell was not an ideal placement for our child and lost critical learning milestones. We are paying heavy dividends to undue the past, moving toward excellence and success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

My son is finishing up his 1st grade year at Maxwell, and I couldn't be more pleased. The diversity of the school, the quality of the staff, and the involvement of the families are all tremendous attributes. I feel the children are challenged, but in a supportive, fun learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

We have two children at Maxwell and could not be more pleased. We are both educators and hold high expectations for school leadership, teaching and parent involvement. Maxwell excells in all these areas. We are blessed to be involved in this progrm. My hope is that future parents take the Spanish Immergent Program seriously and send their children to Station Middle and High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

Wonderful education, academically and socially, in both Spanish and English. We were so lucky to be here from K-5
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

Maxwell's Spanish Immersion Program is a unique gem in the educational system of Kentucky and part of a small 'club' of Spanish immersion elementary programs in this nation. Both of our children have excelled in this atmosphere of diversity. The most wonderful thing is that they are becoming fluent in a second language and are distinguished in all other subjects as well. Quite remarkable as they learn half of their subjects (math & science) completely in Spanish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

I have two children at Maxwell and have been please with my children's acaemic development. The Teacher's have been fantastic. My only concern would be the leadership from the principal. Have seen somewhat of a decline in the school since Dr. Z. left. Overall still happy, but concerned if a princpal is not hired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

Maxwell is an excellent school all around, from academics, to field trips, to teachers, to parental involvement and beyond. I am so glad my child has the opportunity to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

My daughter started in kindergarten this year, and we are very happy with the school. Unfortunately, there has not been a permanent principal here for two years, and I think that is beginning to show. The idea is sound, the teaching is great, but I fear that the teachers and staff are not getting the support and direction they need for ultimate success. I also think a stronger program for children with behavioral problems would be a benefit to all. But all in all, I wouldn't trade the experience. We're very grateful that we got into the program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2004

My son is in kindergarten at Maxwell this year and I'm thrilled! He is quickly picking up a second language that he hadn't even been exposed to before this school year. And as an educator, I can tell you that the faculty/staff/administrators are all top notch! Every day my son learns to value diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

This is a magnet school? Yes the kids score high(heard this from everybody involved with the school) but there it looked like a 'madhouse' when I was there on a normal school day. Saw children dumped on other teachers( 2 over an hour) who were disciplinary problems.Stood in the office for 20 minutes before I was spoken to.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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

All Students61%
Female51%
Male70%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners30%

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners40%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female58%
Male77%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female47%
Male43%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
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

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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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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 50% 81%
Black 20% 11%
Hispanic 20% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 Woodland Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
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