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Millcreek Elementary School

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Posted May 30, 2013

We love this school! Our 2nd grader's teachers have been young but wonderful teachers. Millcreek's Leader in Me program has been wonderful for our daughter and we are thrilled she is learning some of the same values at school that we try to instill at home. Her teachers and support staff have been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

Poor leadership by principal. She does not listen, but loves to spew out planned speech. We've had good luck with teachers. On the whole, I'd say the teachers were slightly above average. Not happy with the principal at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

The staff never give up on any child - encouraging each student to do their very best.


Posted March 19, 2010

Millcreek teachers and staff work hard to help students determine their dreams for the future. Millcreek is pushing students to think outside the box and doing everything they can to do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

My child has gone from loving learning to dreading school. They don't make learning an adventure, they make it a chore and they treat the children like little prisoners with their strict rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My two daughters studied at this school and moved to another school because of gifted and talented program. Ms. Williams ( the principal) is so greaaaat, she is very enthusiastic and working hard with other teachers and staff to improve the quality of school. Some parents may judge schools based on CATS score, but the qualities of education, teachers, staff and principal are much much better than what you can see by the average CATS score of this school. The scores are definitely not representing the quality of this school. My daughters loved this school, and they became the best students in their new school. All the credits go to the Millcreek teachers and principal. Milcreek is just a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The teachers are extremely dedicated and caring to all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

My son has attended Millcreek for the past three years. When he started kindergarten he was already reading and working on a second or third grade math level. The teachers have been very good about keeping him challenged, and the gifted (primary talent) program is excellent. The administration has been very receptive to parent suggestions, and even added an excellent science teacher who services all grade levels. Millcreek recently received a large environental grant to build an outdoor science lab around the creek. The PTA is very active and supports countless programs. I would highly recommend Millcreek to anyone in Fayette County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

We moved here from out of state 2 years ago. It is very sad that Lexington has made their school system not work. My two son's went to Millcreek for one year and that was enough for us. Beware before sending your kids here. The academics are not taught at this school. They just want the kids to pass the test to make them look good. Which means the kids 'sare being left behind. Please before moving to Kentucky talk to people and go look at the school before moving here. No one should have to pay for private school to get their child an education. If I had it to do over I would not have moved to Kentucky if I had know how the school system was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

My daughter went to Millcreek for 4 years, from 2003 to 2007, starting in Kindergarten. The teachers were good, probably as good as any other public school in Fayette County. However I do have a problem with the academic education received at Millcreek. As a 3rd grader the only subjects my daughter was taught were reading and math. She was already a strong reader and so this year of school was largely a waste. The school only taught what was being tested on by Kentucky so she had no science, history, social studies, etc. We moved my daughter to a private school in 4th grade. It was obvious that she was behind and wasn't up to the level expected for her grade. This is the same child who received an academic achievement award from Fayette County Public Schools for 3rd grade testing. Check around before sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

The teachers really care about the well being and prosperity of their students. They are deeply rooted in the community and offer to help each other at every possible turn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2008

Millcreek principal, Lorraine Williams, has been extremely supportive of both of my children while attending Millcreek. It is clear that when it comes to raising the bar academically, she knows what she is talking about. The teachers at Millcreek have been great about contacting me to discuss daily outcomes and goals as well as medical concerns that my children face. I feel fortunate to have two children attend such a well rounded school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

While Millcreek supports one of the most socio-economically diverse populations in Lexington, they meet each child's needs successfully. Teachers receive extensive training in new teaching methods, classroom structure/discipline, reading, math, etc. Equal attention is given to students at the both ends of the achievement scale so each child receives challenges appropriate to their current skill level. The building is well kept, staff are professional and friendly, providing a family atmosphere for all students. The Family Resource Center, counselors, and reading/speech tutors are dedicated professionals who work hand-in-hand with homeroom teachers. After 8 years as a Millcreek parent, I have seen tremendous progress in the last 5 years and would not hesitate to recommend this school to every family. Want to get involved? Parents are encouraged to work in the classrooms and there is an active PTA and after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Millcreek is a fantastic school..All of the teachers and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

The school is well organized, attentive staff and the grounds maintained.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%
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 Students26%
Female23%
Male28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female31%
Male28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged19%
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 Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students29%
Female32%
Male23%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female41%
Male27%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female49%
Male42%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female29%
Male43%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students6%
Female10%
Male3%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities0%
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

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
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
White 53% 81%
Black 31% 11%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 61%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1212 Reva Ridge Way
Lexington, KY 40517
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