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Wilder Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 565 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 9, 2013

Wilder is a solid school in the Louisville area. My son enjoys going there and is getting a good education, which is the important part. The only complaint I have had is the jump to label ADD or ADHD. I took the teachers' advice two years straight and put him on Vyvanse, while not really agreeing. Finally I decided to take him off of the meds and he is doing better than ever. Sometimes you just have to realize that they are young kids and are not going to be still or quiet the entire day. Beyond that, I am happy with where my boy was placed and the friends he has made. Also, up to this point we haven't had any bullying issues, which is an important topic now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

My daughter also attends Wilder. It is a good school with good environment; since my child is reserved and shy we are planning to move her to a private school where student teacher ratio is less. Any suggestions..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Beware, have you ever been so glad to be done with something that you just let out a big exhale? That was our reaction to the last day of school at Wilder. Although there were several good/great teachers along the way the bad/uncaring teachers made the overall experience rather sour. Management was unimpressive and concerns were never truly addressed or handled. We sometimes wondered if they actually listened to parents about a teacher that bullied kids, or a teacher not actually teaching or giving false information, safety concerns brought on by teachers poor judgement. We actually had a very seasoned teacher try to teach my child that Louisville, KY was not in the Eastern Time zone because she claimed the text book got it wrong when in fact the book we looked at was accurate. We didn't move our kids as other families did because they were not a target of some of the inappropriate activity and we felt the disruption of friendships was something to consider but we did have a lot more "discussions" on what is appropriate behavior (mostly adult behavior) and why people act the way they do more often than we should have at an elementary level. Good Luck with your choice!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

My daughter had a wonderful, caring teacher at Wilder who communicated with me on a regular basis about her progress. She did enjoy some of the after school activities offered. We did have to deal with some bullying problems on the bus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Wilder has been a wonderful school my son. He enjoys his school work and the teachers. The teachers are great at helping the children learn, even if they are having trouble. They also make learing fun. It is a wonderful family like enviroment that is condusive to learing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The teachers and parents involvement make a great atmosphere for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are very caring and make learning fun for the kids. My son has special needs and Wilder has done a wonderful job in helping him achieve in school.They involve the parents and communicate openly about your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

My son is only in Kindergarten, but we have had a wonderful experience so far. We love his teacher and the TA, and we love the principal. I do not like all day Kindergarten programs, but that was our only option since we couldn't pay for private tuition. Everyone at the school seems to be very compassionate and helpful with these little kids and all the big adjustments they have to go through. I have attended a few PTA meetings and I have been very impressed with the parental support. I feel very fortunate that my son is able to go to Wilder. If I had any complaints, it would be regarding the 'full day' kindergarten program which is district wide. I wish we could have found a half day program. We will do everything we can to keep our kids at Wilder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

My children enjoy Wilder. There seems to be a great caring atmosphere from the teachers & assistants. After speaking to the principal about my child's special health needs, she was very accommodating. As with all schools, I think communication between parents & staff are the key element in a great education for your children. The PTA has many extra activities & parental involvement that seems greater than in most schools. Academics are truly important to this school, as well as a healthy environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

I have a son going to Wilder and he loves his school. I love the teachers at Wilder and the emphasis put on academics. The PTA seems to do great things for the school and the actvities are very family-oriented. I don't think you could ask for better teachers, assistants, volunteers, or principal that what is at Wilder. I must admit however that I have had some instances where the office staff has been rude to me like some of the other postings have said, and that is a shame since normally the first people you encounter in the school is the office staff and that doesn't make for a nice first impression.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

Knowing about a school is invaluable. Wilder is the best! We love it! The principal is progressive and fair, the teachers and parents care and it is very safe! It rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

My children never felt welcomed at all. The office staff were very rude and selective about who they were nice to. I also have a special-needs child who was not accomodated at wilder. My children were glad to be switching schools.The person who helped my special-needs child most was a parent-volunteer who goes to school to offer extra help to students.She should be the one paid to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I completely disagree with the previous two parents. My family has had a wonderful experience with this school. I have had two sons who are students, and one which is special needs. The teachers that I have dealt with have bent over backwards to accomodate my son and make him feel included. My oldest son has blossomed thanks to the care and concern that his teachers have shown. Not to mention the outstanding academic atmosphere that Wilder provides in a diverse learning environment. I also would praise Wilder's preschool program. The strides that my children have made are amazing.I credit it with stable, long term leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2004

I agree with the other parent who provided feedback, the teachers are not at all helpful with children who need extra attention. It seems as though there are too many children per teacher(class size). The office staff are also very rude and not at all helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

This school was not very helpful to a special needs child. The Principal was very disrespectful towards us, the parents. We switched to a Private school after this experience. The extra activites were nice and did involve all grade levels.
—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 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
34%
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 44% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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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 Students46%
Female33%
Male60%
African American7%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female41%
Male69%
African American21%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female56%
Male74%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female64%
Male80%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students46%
Female37%
Male56%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female43%
Male61%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female53%
Male76%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students17%
Female18%
Male15%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged7%
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

Language Mechanics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
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 58% 82%
Black 25% 11%
Asian 11% 1%
Hispanic 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1913 Herr Ln
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 485-8350

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