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Wilkerson Elementary School

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Posted April 6, 2010

My child moved here from Breckenridge county which is where he was born and raised. I was worried and highly concerned for him and the transistion and this school id above and beyond what my expectations are as a parent! And my son has NEVER been excited or wanted to go to school and now he cant wait to go! I LOVE this school & would send my children here all 12 years if I could!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My 2 children went there and now my grandson. Has been a wonderful school and has wonderful teachers.


Posted August 12, 2009

For many years I have been able to be a part of Wilkerson Elementary's volunteer staff and during those years I have witnessed an increase of students due to outstanding curriculum and outstanding values. we cherish our students like they were our own children and I give that a 5-star in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

My child has been there for 3 years and she and I have loved every year. They take care of business and everyone seems to love their job. Great atmosphere and staff. Too bad the school district will not add additional space like they do in the east end. The school is very crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

My son transfered to Jefferson Co. from Hardin Co. in the middle of the school year. While the differance between the 2 counties was a complete Culture Shock, his teacher Mrs. Barney (3rd grade) was wonderful. The parent involment seems to fade in comparisson next to Hardin County Schools. I have voulenteered for everything possible but have yet to hear back. The school seems to be okay so far but, my main concern is the school buses! They are horrible. Jefferson Co. does not have the proper disapline & punishment for the very bad students. This is very unfair to student who actually follow the rules. There is alot of foul langauge & violence on the busses. Jeff Co. is too concerned with Gov. funding to suspend the bad kids from the busses. I feel stuck! I am trying everything in my power to make some changes!
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

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

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
29%
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%
Female47%
Male59%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female35%
Male42%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students33%
Female41%
Male26%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners10%

Math

All Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male33%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students59%
Female51%
Male65%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities30%
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%
Female46%
Male32%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female55%
Male38%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students19%
Female27%
Male14%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 70% 81%
Black 21% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 64%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Louisville, KY 40272
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