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Northern Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 517 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2011

This school is one of the best in Lexington. As a teacher and a parent, I am extremely pleased with this school. The teachers are excellent. The principal is approachable and very willing to address any and all concerns. The quality of education my child is getting at Northern is top notch. I could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The teachers and the principle are really involved with the students, they know each one and they are involved with each one. They will do whatever they reasonably can to help each individual to learn and be motivated and to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I have 2 kids at Northern, one in the 4th grade and one in Kindergarten. I was apprehensive about Northern at first because of its past reputation, but I must say I love the school and plan on both of my children finishing their elementary school years at Northern. The teachers are very caring and friendly, and they take matters of bullying and teasing very seriously. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

Quality has gone down significantly since the previous principal left. This was also accompanied by an 80% turnover in teaching staff. It's a shame, because the school had undergone such a drastic turnaround the prior few years. I have met with teachers several times, but there seems to be very little change over the last 4 months. I am currently contemplating pulling my daughter out of Northern and placing her in another school in town...
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

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

Math

All Students30%
Female32%
Male27%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female22%
Male32%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged23%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students39%
Female50%
Male27%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female27%
Male43%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female29%
Male40%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students46%
Female57%
Male34%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female34%
Male29%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students20%
Female29%
Male11%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged20%
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

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
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
Black 39% 11%
White 38% 82%
Hispanic 20% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
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 84%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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340 Rookwood Parkway
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: (859) 381-3541

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