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Julius Marks Elementary School

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Posted October 16, 2006

JME is an awesome school. My son is in Pre-K with Miss. Polnisch. I am so impressed with this school and the staff. I couldn't have asked for anything more for my first experience with a school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

My son is in first grade at Julius Marks. I was hesitant to send him to public school last year for Kindergarten, but we choose to put him there and he excelled!! The teachers are WONDERFUL!! He learning far beyond other children in his grade...that attend other schools.
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Posted July 5, 2006

I have been a parent for five years now and I couldn't ask for a greater staff at Julius Marks. The leadership for 2005-2006 school year was a nightmare, but I have a new hope. With a new principal in place, I look forward to JME getting back to the greatness I have seen in the past! As for academics, I am amazed at the level of education that my child is getting!
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Posted August 28, 2005

I have put all three of my children through JME and I think I speak with authority when I say that it's the BEST public elementary in the county. All the teachers that I've dealt with in my 6 years there have been intelligent and compassionate with the best interests of the children at heart. The only complaint I've ever had at JME is their office staff. They are a bit rude, but as long as you don't have to deal with any of them you will love the school itself. The principal is new this year so we have great hopes for the future. The school is always clean, well run and organized. I'm just sorry that this is our last year.
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Posted February 20, 2004

My child is in the first grade at Julius Marks and it has been a wonderful experience. She has wonderful teachers, especially her homeroom teacher, and has made great friends.
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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students42%
Female38%
Male47%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial20%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male49%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial30%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male69%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female57%
Male51%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male57%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male80%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female61%
Male68%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students36%
Female45%
Male25%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged34%
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

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
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 54% 81%
Black 28% 11%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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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3277 Pepperhill Rd
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 381-3470

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