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Rangeland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 540 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2014

I've had 2 sons go there thus far, both stayed throughout 5th grade. Now the baby (4yr) attends Hartstern ECE Program and I went through EVERY possible messure to make sure he did not attend this school. Kiggins needs to be fired! The student are allowed to talk & act CRAZY towards the teachers and staff (even when visitors are present) Kiggins is so confused and comes across as a worn out parent who has givin up on all responsibility of her job which trinkles down to the teachers due to lack of support. They blame the students for Low test scores, My oldest started thriving as soon as he was away from this school (Advance classes and all) the same kid that she had sitting in her office for drawing a tree in class while another kid was physically attacking a teacher up stairs (she's such a joke!) truth is,This school needs a make over BIG TIME! Starting with Ms Kiggins!! If you can avoid it, Rangeland is NOT where you want your kid to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

This school is joke and it stems from the top. Kiggins is about as bad as they come as a principle and I cant believe she is in the position that she is. Then you got that assistant principle (fat white guy, I think its Weiger) who is probably more of a joke than Kiggins!!! TRY YOUR BEST NOT TO SEND YOUR KID TO THIS SCHOOL... The students there are out of control and the upper leadership has no idea how to fix it. I feel sorry the teachers who have to put up with those students and that awful principle staff. That school is a joke!!! ARE MORE IMPORTANTLY, THAT LEADERSHIP TEAM IS A JOKE!!!!!!!! Stay away from that place!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

Rangeland has changed from dark, dull hallways to new bright walls and floors. A larger open Lunchroom and brand new Library. The students walk in the front door with a smile and a wonderful greeting from the councilor. It has become such a great change for all Staff and Students. Mrs. Kiggins has worked hard with all to make Rangeland a warm, loving, caring environment for her students. You here the teachers teaching when you walk down the hall. All the teachers have been so kind and loving to the students. I would say the only down fall is not enough parent support in the school. And student support for children with special needs.


Posted May 7, 2012

Believe it or not, Rangeland has issues, but making the students stay quiet should be the least of anyone concerns. Test scores tend to reflect the overall problems within a school. There are actually schools with worse student behaviors such as Fern Creek Elementary. Honestly, a lot of schools need new administration. Rangeland is not the only one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

Horrible school, uncaring principal. ECE program is a joke, no understanding for a special needs student. Very rude office staff. Guidance Counsler is militant and has no clue what her job duties are. Overall as a school horrible experience. If you live in the Rangeland cluster, choose Price. Rangeland is full of negativity and it all stems from Mrs Kiggins.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

Rangeland is the best school ever! The recess is long, the activities are fun, the field trips are amazing, and you can make a lot of cool friends. And the related arts classes are awesome! You have art, gym, music, computer, wii fit, and so much more!


Posted February 1, 2011

It is not a school, it's a prison! The children are treated like prisoners. They are not allowed to say even a word in the hall and teachers have attitude. I would not recommend this school unless you want your child to learn how to behave in prison!


Posted September 13, 2006

My child is in her second year at Rangeland. We LOVE it. We chose Rangeland although it's the furthest school from us in our cluster. The staff is wonderful, and they truly love the children. The principal, Mrs. Kiggins, is fabulous, and really on top of things. The staff makes a point to get to know parents and caretakers, so that you feel a part of the 'family' at the school. Rangeland has what some might call a strict behavior policy, however I support it 100%, as I feel it teaches what children really need to learn, which is respect for others. Further, the year round schedule is great. The longer breaks during the school year are great for vacations, and although the summer is a little shorter, I think it keeps the kids in a better routine. Go by and take a tour. You'll fall in love!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Rangeland is a wonderful multicultural school that teaches realistic ways of dealing with life. Our teachers love each child for who they are as an individual. And each child is taught at thier level.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

71 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

Math

All Students16%
Female8%
Male22%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students14%
Female13%
Male14%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students33%
Female60%
Male14%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners10%

Math

All Students23%
Female50%
Male5%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students22%
Female47%
Male5%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners10%

Science

All Students44%
Female67%
Male28%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
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 Students31%
Female26%
Male36%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female23%
Male28%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students17%
Female23%
Male11%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners10%
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

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
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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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

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 51% 11%
Hispanic 25% 4%
White 18% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 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 79%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1701 Rangeland Rd
Louisville, KY 40219
Phone: (502) 485-8317

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