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Stopher Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 766 students

 
 

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Posted April 21, 2013

I have two children at Stopher. At our first orientation I had an extremely negative first impression, but it has turned out to be a great place for my kids because their classroom teachers/assistants are amazing!! As far as some of the related arts teachers go, I don't appreciate some of their rude attitudes....I volunteer a lot at school and interact with them often. The most rude person at the school is the principal, I have always had issues with her inability to articulate clarifications such as why students are required to take Chinese versus Spanish, and she has been randomly rude to me while I've been at the school. She really needs to learn how to speak to people more kindly and I certainly hope she does not speak to her students that way. I am just thankful she is just the principal and not the teacher :) As long as the teachers stay great through the years I will be happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

I have two kids go to this school. Everything is perfect. However, did any parents notice the communication tower over this school? I'm worried about the radiation. Kids spend 8 hours in the school. Parents, let's talk to the board about this serious issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

We have 3 boys attending Stopher and we absolutely love it. The school has great principal, staff and teachers. It offers great academic program and so many after school activities. It also has strong PTA and very involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

Our three children attend Stopher Elementary and our entire family is extremely happy with the school!! Our children are not only thriving academically, but are excited to get up and go to school each day. We also appreciate the Gifted Program, which is both challenging and fun for the students. The teachers are excellent and they provide an enthusiastic and challenging, hands-on learning environment. Stopher School is a happy place for our children to begin their education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2010

Our child attended Stopher for only 2 grades BUT loved everything about it. We unfortunately relocated and hated to leave this school. Our child loved the teachers! This school offered a gifted program, after school programs and the technology was first rated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

There are so many afterschool programs there's really no need for any additional extra curricular activities. They can do everything from fencing to golf!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Wonderful school! The teachers are committed to all students being successful! If you are interested in coming to Stopher I would encourage you to call the school to set up a tour.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

My child has been at this school for three years and we absolutely love it. I researched several schools while we were going through registration, and am thrilled that we were able to get in at Stopher. My child has excelled in the classroom and has also been able to participate in many after school programs. Chinese and Latin are also part of the special area rotation, which we love. The parental involvement is also amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

Parents and administrators always try to find ways to create success by the environment, money, moving kids around, curriculum. Well, I have a little secret for all the pundits and school administrators....it is none of the above. What makes a great school is parents that are involved in helping at the school, parents that care and inspire for their children and parents, and parents that take ownership in their children's education. Stopher has the best and most involved PTA and parents, and this is a large part of the school's phenomenal success. Parents at Stopher demand only the best from our children and for our children, and this creates a "private" school mentality at a public school that is second to no elementary school in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

This school is excellent! There are many involoved parents, and a great staff. The class work is challenging and I feel like my daughter is getting the best 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.

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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
African American68%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
African American77%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African American64%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
African American64%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
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

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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 70% 82%
Black 18% 11%
Asian 8% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Louisville, KY 40245
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