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Goldsmith Elementary School

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Posted March 27, 2014

Worst school my daughter has ever gone to. My daughter was there for two years when I finally pulled her out and sent her to a private because we couldn't get a transfer to go somewhere else. Teachers were terrible, My daughter didn't get the help she needed or the education they promised us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

Goldsmith is an awesome school! I actually started my child at a traditional school. Jumped through hoops to do so. Wasn't happy with level of support he got...so...I moved him to goldsmith. That was in 1st grade. We're now moving away and he is 5th. I'm really sad about it. The school has been incredible. Many activities and things are done with the best interest of the child. Ex. Recently, a child was almost hit that was a walker. Immediately they changed the rules! Walkers released last, this to prevent all the cars in the car pull lines. I thought this was a great move on their part..especially with my child being a walker. Also, great job with extra activities. My son has been very involved in the past few years. Can't go wrong with this truly neighborhood school. Thanks Goldsmith!! The Allemang Family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

Great school, I learned alot...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

Goldsmith is a wonderful school and I'm very proud to have been a student. Teachers took care of disruptive students quickly and you learned from caring teachers. Everyone is so friendly and it felt like one big family.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
19%
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%
Female39%
Male43%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students25%
Female19%
Male31%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners8%
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 Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners40%

Math

All Students31%
Female29%
Male34%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students35%
Female35%
Male36%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male36%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners10%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male33%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students36%
Female33%
Male40%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female24%
Male21%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged21%
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

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
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

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
Black 44% 11%
White 33% 81%
Hispanic 17% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 81%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3520 Goldsmith Ln
Louisville, KY 40220
Phone: (502) 485-8258

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