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Russell Cave Elementary School

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Posted January 10, 2006

Well I have a seven year old child attending the Russell Cave Elementary School, from what her mom and her tells me it seems that the school on a hold is doing there very best to educate there students and also encouraging them to be someone better in life. I can just say one them job well done. A concerned parent from Belize, Central America
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Posted July 6, 2005

This school is a hidden gem in Fayette County. The student/teacher ratio is low and the entire staff is very caring, from top to bottom. We transport our 3rd-grade son out of district because the quality of his instruction and care is so high. Everyone there seems to have a vested interest in each child. All children are constantly greeted warmly by all staff members, but made to behave correctly at the same time. Everyone has made special efforts on behalf of my son, who has special needs. Even the custodian has taken the time to teach him about coin values and the presidents on them (and given him quite a few along the way!). Parents are always encouraged to volunteer in classrooms. Russell Cave is such a very special school that we've enrolled our typical daughter in kindergarten out-of-district there this fall. We've never had a problem there.
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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
16%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%
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 Students15%
Female4%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners14%

Reading

All Students6%
Female9%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners4%
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 Students17%
Female41%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners19%

Math

All Students20%
Female27%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students11%
Female18%
Male6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners4%

Science

All Students54%
Female77%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners44%
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 Students37%
Female35%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female45%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students30%
Female40%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
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

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

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
Hispanic 75% 4%
White 12% 81%
Black 11% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 90%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3375 Russell Cave Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 381-3571

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