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Blue Lick Elementary School

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Posted April 14, 2011

My daughter goes to school at Blue Lick. While there are some good staff, and we are happy with her teacher, we aren't happy with the overall experience. It seems that a great deal of the parents feel that it isn't necessary to follow the school's rules, dress codes, drop off/pick up policies, etc. I believe this school as well as many others are fighting an uphill battle that starts at home before they students even leave for the day. They are taught that the rules don't really matter, so how could you expect the children to obey their teachers while in class? This is a sad but true fact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I teach art at Blue Lick, and have taught in many schools durring my 20+ years within JCPS. Blue Lick students are like children everywhere. Some have been taught good behavior habits and some have not. Blue Lick provides it's students with high expectations for courteous behavior in all it's students, regardless of background. This is the positive difference I see in this school. It is a safe and happy place for children to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2010

This school needs to improve everywhere one speaks about their child not about the over all picture, this schools scores was one of the lowest in ky I shouldn't have to say anymore than that(look at whole picture)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I disagree with the parent who said the kids are out of control. My daughter is in the special education class and has classes with the other students as well. I have shadowed her throughout the day, and I saw whole classrooms in lines, saying hello to me in passing, and being very polite. The teachers are very good about getting the parents involved, they are wonderful. I love this school, and would recommend it to anyone, especially those parents with children who have disabilities. Yay Blue Lick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

My son is in 1st grade at Blue Lick. He has had wonderful teachers so far there. Although, the teachers are very caring, the administration at Blue Lick leaves much to be desired. There is no discipline there and I fear for my son's safety everyday he attends. The children are out of control there. There is very little recognition for the children that do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

My daughter is a 2nd grade student in Mrs.Bilbro's class.She loves both her teacher and the school itself. She does very well and learns alot from here. I also am impressed with the learning she has done. WAY TO GO BLUE LICK!
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

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

Language Mechanics

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%
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 Students29%
Female27%
Male31%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female21%
Male26%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged19%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students37%
Female49%
Male24%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students22%
Female26%
Male18%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female34%
Male21%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged35%
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 Students16%
Female12%
Male19%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female32%
Male19%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female34%
Male36%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students17%
Female22%
Male11%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged11%
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

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
15%
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

Below 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
White 66% 81%
Black 25% 11%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 75%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9801 Blue Lick Rd
Louisville, KY 40229
Phone: (502) 485-8212

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