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Farmer Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 24, 2014

I couldn't be more happy with my experience at Farmer. I was bummed when my daughter didn't get into traditional school but this school has exceeded my expectations. The communication from the teachers with the parents is great and they have programs that you can log onto at home to help you child with reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

Lots of parent involvement and great teachers. The principal went to private school (Assumption I think) and adds a touch of that experience to the way she runs this one. Ways to improve would be to add foreign language and advanced program classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My son suffers from diagnosed dyslexia as well as anxiety. At the beginning of the year, we knew that something had to change from last year. He wouldn't get out of the car in the morning, he felt embarassed in class, it was just so hard on him. This year, we proactively got together to try and find things to make his life easier. The counselor contacted the bus compound and spoke to the driver so that he had an idea of what my son was like, how to help him...They even made a "special" rule for him that he can play his iPad on the bus. After he gets off the bus, he's allowed to go straight to his classroom instead of the gym where he is a "helper" sharpening pencils, putting down chairs, getting papers together, etc. The added responsibility gives him a reason to want to go to school in the morning. He also has an IEP and gets pulled out of class every day for 30 minutes to work solely on reading. This has helped tremendously with both his confidence and reading skills. I thank God every day for the teachers and faculty at Farmer that make his day a little less stressful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

My friend s children are in this school. She told me that this school is a little too strict and do not take into consideration anything when it comes to following their rules. There was this graduation party for my friend s son and they did not let her attend it because she had a baby with her. She has no one to leave her son with, and cannot afford to put him in daycare or anywhere else. She was sitting in the office crying and her son was crying as well because they didn t allow his mom to attend. This is one example.


Posted February 17, 2012

I gave this school an average rating since half the teachers are amazing and the other half are just ...well, not amazing. Based on the experiences of three children going through this school, as long as your kids are self motivated learners & never have problems this school is sufficient. In most Kentucky schools, academics lag far behind other areas of the country & this school is no exception. The services offered are limited and there is clear bias against children with difficulties. The principal is chirpy and condescending and talks to adults like they are children. She acts more like a preschool teacher than a principal and has actually said that certain children do not "fit in with the culture of MY school!" That is a direct quote I find interesting since the school belongs to the children and the community, not her. There are certain teachers that go the extra mile to help your child reach their potential and instill a strong sense of self worth, unfortunately some are rigid and uncaring and undo all the good of others. So if you have a typical kid this school is fine, if your child requires extra help or attention I suggest you look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

I absolutley loved this school! The academics are excellent. The principal is great! The teachers where awesome!!!!! They have academic teams, a morning broadcast and a band and orchestra that meet twice a week. The band and orchestra teachers are from ramsey middle school and ramsey middle has a distinguish rating band and orchestra aswell. The teachers are leaders, the students are great, and it's a smaller school. There are 3 hallways kindergarten and 1st grade wing, 2nd and 3rd grade wing and 4th and 5th grade wing. Last year they just installed a new play ground. The school is 5 years old, I was a 3rd grader the 1st year it opened and I graduated to middle school 09-10. Excellent choice for elementary school.


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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students53%
Female49%
Male56%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female49%
Male57%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male59%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female75%
Male83%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female70%
Male52%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities20%
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

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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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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 69% 81%
Black 16% 11%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 28%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6405 Gelhaus Ln
Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: (502) 485-8625

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