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Squires Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 642 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

This school is probably the best school I've been to. I've lived in MA, Perry County, KY and Floyd County, KY and this school is just amazing. Thanks to this school and FCPS, I know my son has a special needs and is getting excellent help with his IEP. His 3rd grade teacher is the nicest and most caring teacher he has had so far and his behavior has improved immensly. The same goes for my daughter who was really behind when she started Kindergarten and she is now almost caught up with her peers and she's one of the youngest in her class. Everyone that I've encountered in the staff have been nothing short of amazing. I will be part of the Squires family for at least another 6 more great years until my youngest graduates 5th grade and she's in pre-K now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My grand daughter is attenting Squires Elementary in Lexington Kentucky. This is her first year going to this school, and she absolutely loves it. My husband and I went to the school to eat lunch with her, and the staff was absolutely wonderful. When we signed in at the office, and gave the secretary our grand daughter's name, she knew that she had come from another state, and was very courteous. This a wonderful school, with wonderful staff, and very well behaved students.


Posted November 14, 2007

I am a parent who has had children at Squires for 7 consecutive years. The leadership is terrific. The classroom teachers are very dedicated and caring. The test scores keep rising! Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2007

I love this school. I moved in this neighborhood just so my kids could go. They offer alot of after school programs and the teachers at this school are so nice. They really care about your childs education.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

Math

All Students45%
Female56%
Male36%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female58%
Male38%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students58%
Female70%
Male49%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female38%
Male53%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female68%
Male51%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities56%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female63%
Male71%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female59%
Male36%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
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

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
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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8-10 Above Average

 

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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 68% 81%
Black 18% 11%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 45%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3337 Squire Oak Dr
Lexington, KY 40515
Phone: (859) 381-3002

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