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James Lane Allen Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 565 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2011

Overall wonderful school with fabulous teachers. Kids are actively engaged in learning. Faculty, staff, and administrators all work together for the well being of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

jla is a great school! The staff makes you really feeel comfortable when you come to the school. there are some really great teachers but I do think some of the teachers are too nice and the principal is sometimes a little too easy with the students. I mean its wonderful that they treat their students nice but at times they are a little too relaxed with the students. great activities. i think more parents can get involved. overall a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

this is a great school because i go there and you do all sorts of thaings we have fun a nice techers thats all


Posted April 7, 2009

I have been consistently impressed with my son's teacher as well as the supporting staff. They are friendly when our family is visiting him at school. My son is always eager to go to school. They have a wonderful behavioral system so the children can earn special prizes and awards for good behavior. I do feel like they are trying to work with the parents/community to increase involvement within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

the principal and the teachers are the best at working with the parents and children about any issue. they always return phone calls quickly. my children look forward to going to school every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

Let me first talk about the great things. The children are wonderful. They are sweet and loving and only need the slightest bit of kindness and encouragement to be motivated to do great things. The principal is fantastic (as are the ap and psa). There are other great people there - I can't give every teacher a rave, but they are as good as other schools, it's just a style thing. What is wrong with the school? The buzz is that the school has been harmed, at least testwise, by demographics and redistricting. Parents do not participate and the overall sense is that they are not encouraged to participate in a meaningful way. In many other elementary schools around here, parents are in and out, reading, organizing, planning, but at this school I'm not fully convinced that teachers and others even want such a model. This school needs a boost.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%
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

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students34%
Female37%
Male32%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners13%

Reading

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners9%
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 Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students26%
Female22%
Male29%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students36%
Female36%
Male35%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students49%
Female42%
Male54%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners20%
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%
Female36%
Male24%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female36%
Male30%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female73%
Male87%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female39%
Male19%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged31%
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

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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
Hispanic 39% 4%
White 36% 81%
Black 21% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lexington, KY 40504
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