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Southern Elementary School

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Posted December 22, 2006

Both my children attend Southern Elem. right now and the teachers in both the Kindergarden and second grade classes are great. They wok one-on-one with them so they get the special attention they look for, while also working in groups helping with sharing and enteracting with other students their age. The 'specials' the children do on a daily basis from, music, science, art, computer or library is awsome! My children look forard to school each day. (while also looking forward to the breaks :) Thank you to all the staff at Southern Elem. for making my children love to learn!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

I love this school. My son's kindergarten teacher, Ms. Jennings and her assistant, Ms. Smith were excellent. They were really excited to teach and always had a cheerful, happy attitude. Three cheers for Southern Elementary!
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Posted April 11, 2005

The staff are friendly and helpful. They are more then willing to help with concerns. We moved from a different state. And they made changing schools so easy.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%
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 Students27%
Female24%
Male30%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners21%

Reading

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners29%
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 Students46%
Female52%
Male40%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners17%

Reading

All Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
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

Math

All Students23%
Female18%
Male26%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial7%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female27%
Male34%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracial21%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female33%
Male51%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial21%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial14%
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities7%
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

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
66%
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 53% 81%
Black 28% 11%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 56%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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340 Wilson Downing Rd
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: (859) 381-3589

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