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Cardinal Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted August 1, 2014

I had 5 kids in this school, now I have 3, and all of them are A students, blew KPREP out of the water so it seems the admin is doing something right. Someone I know who is a retired educated asked me what school the kids would go to, I told them Cardinal Valley. Their remark..."That is a good school" With the new principal in place the feel is great when you walk in the doors. The staff is simply amazing ,the time they invest in the children goes above and beyond previous experiences. When a child can't wait to get up and out the door to school you know something good is happening. Thank you Cardinal Valley!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

I find Cardinal Valley to be an excellent school. While all parent information and sometimes homework comes with bilingual (both English and Spanish) instructions, I find it beneficial for myself and for my daughters. The teachers are excellent and really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

Cardinal Valley is one of the most challenged schools in FCPS. Saddled with excessive turnover, deteriorating building and high transient population you would be better served by moving out of this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

Cardinal Valley is an exceptional school with a diverse student body, highly qualified teachers and many programs to fit the needs of every student.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
11%
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 Students10%
Female13%
Male6%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%

Reading

All Students15%
Female13%
Male18%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%
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%
Female42%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners28%

Math

All Students32%
Female40%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students23%
Female24%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners13%

Science

All Students50%
Female47%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners38%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female15%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female33%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students5%
Female11%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
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

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
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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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 71% 4%
White 18% 81%
Black 10% 11%
Two or more races 1% 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 85%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lexington, KY 40504
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