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St Matthews Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted February 7, 2014

I am a former parent of St. Matthews. Although my student has moved onto middle school. I feel it necessary to warn future families. This school is absolutely horrible. My child attended from K-5. And every year my child came home in tears. The teachers were rude and verbally abusive. The staff and teachers humiliated my child in front of the class constantly, which of course made the other kids think it was ok. My child was bullied by the teachers and kids at this school and nothing was ever done about it. I am currently in the process with the board and news media to make our experiences known. There was a teacher that made my 1st grader (at the time) stand outside the class room door and told them to walk home!!! This school is 100% terrible. Many of the teachers and staff are old, cranky and need to retire. My child enrolled in this school a very happy child and left 5th grade in need of a therapist. We are currently at a private school. I would definitely stay away from St. Matthews elementary and JCPS altogether.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My son started kindergarten in St. Matthews Elementary School this fall. At the first two school days he cried and didn't want to school. But now I ask him "Do you want to go to school?", he said "Yes!". So he had fun at school. The teachers are very nice here. The kids got homework almost every day. I feel that's a very good learning experience for kids. It's a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My grandson started kindergarten here this fall the whole family thinks it is wonderful. Every day my daughter asks him what he did in school today and he answers "Had Fun". As a former teacher myself, that is what learning should be. Lots of parent involvement, Google news e-mails sent out all the time about events, student art all over the walls. Great learning atmosphere.


Posted May 4, 2010

First, I love the school because my son loves the school...since day 1 in kindergarten. Everything about it. Love that they emphasize 'making good choices'. It is a bright, happy, and cheerful atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I have 2 children at St Matthews and could not be happier with the education that they are receiving. The teachers and adminstration are very supportive and the parents very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

This school has the best principal in the Louisville area and his enthusiasm and dedication have drawn excellent teachers to the school to be a part of the school. I would highly recommend St. Matthews to anyone looking for a high quality school in the Louisville area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

My daughter went to kindergarten here. Ms. R Seebold is the best. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

We had three children go through St Matthews, all with different learning styles and abilities. All three received an excellent education and were challenged. They all went to top schools and programs after SME. The principal and staff are second to none! It is also an excellent school to become involved on any level as a parent. The school has a warm nurturing environment and children are happy there. It is definitely the school I would recommend above all including private and parochial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

My children attended St. Matthews in 2003/2004 and I can honestly say that we were blessed to have them there. Since then, we moved and were at two other schools. The difference is amazing. St. Matthews is so top notch from the principal to the janitor. We really miss the school, especially Mr. Siebert, the music teacher! He is so wonderfully talented and works so well with the children. The principal, Mr. Leffert is by far superior to any in Louisville. I just cant say how great this school is and how terribly it is missed. Mrs. Davis was so wonderful to my son! He continues to excel because of her. Way To Go St. Matthews! The McIntyre family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

We have one child at St. Matthews and could not be happier. It is the best group of teachers with an outstanding principal. They have wonderful programs available, especially the music department. The music teacher has each class in each grade do a play every year. The plays are top notch. I can not say enough wonderful things about this school. Our child will graduate this year and we have another one starting kindergarten the next year. I would recommend this school over any in our area. Our son attended a private school before St. Matthews and we are so much happier at St. Matthews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

We are tremendously happy with St. Matthews Elementary. I feel my child is getting a private education. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

I'm a sophmore in highschool now, but I used to attend St. Matthews, and it's such a great school! There's great teachers, and a great principal! I learned so much and a great time while I was there!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 31, 2004

Great School they work with you if there is a problem. Dedicated teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I have two children in St. Matthews. The school is top notch. The principal is great and the teachers. I like the fact that uniforms are a must at this school. The parent involment is out of this world. I would recommend this school to any one.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students76%
Female87%
Male60%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female67%
Male49%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male54%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female83%
Male70%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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

Math

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female48%
Male43%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
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

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
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 72% 81%
Black 17% 11%
Hispanic 5% 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 30%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Louisville, KY 40207
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