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Norton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 728 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted August 15, 2008

This is my two children's second year at Norton's and we are all very impressed. My daughter's reading level has improved and my son is excelling in all his classes. The parent involvement is remarkable and the teachers actually care about each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

Teachers have very high expectations for students. Parents are very involved and staff is friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

This is an exceptional elementary school, and we are so fortunate to have it mere miles from our home. The teachers are dedicated and involved. Our child has been attending for 5 years now, and we have never had a 'bad' teacher. Parental involvement is unbelievable, with virtually everyone belonging to the PTA. School events are wall-to-wall people because everybody comes. I thank our lucky stars that we have this school for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

I went to Norton for 2.5 years and it was great. I am now in sixth grade and I miss Norton so much. Mr. Adam Ellenstein was the best teacher and unfortunately had to leave.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2007

My son has attended Norton for 5 years. It has been an exceptional school in every way. The staff is very supportive and encourage students to excel. There are many activities throughout the year. Parent involvement is very impressive. Communication is excellent. Weekly newsletters from the principle and school newsletters. Most teachers give weekly progress reports. Norton is highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

Norton Elementary School in Northeastern Jefferson County provides an incredible overall educational experience for every student! The PTA has over 2,000 members and operates 38 committees, providing daily parental support in the classroom and fun, interesting events during school and after school. Activities include 'Cougarfest', a sock hop, a Hawaiian Luau, and monthly skating parties. The principal, Ken Stites, connects with the children in the halls between classes, and provides the backbone of leadership every school needs. Norton's School-Based Decision-Making Council meets regularly to review curriculum, budget, staff, and discipline decisions to ensure a fair and balanced school environment. The children at Norton are truly blessed to have a public school with such a supportive staff and parent group!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

This is our fourth year as Norton parents, and we continue to be impressed with the communication between home and school, the level of work the children have accomplished and the many events put together by our PTA. In addition to the weekly newsletter and daily agendas sent home, we often get a full-page letter directly from the principal addressing pertinent information about our children's school. Even though we had not intended on staying in our home more than a few years, we know now that we will be there for at least five more years until our first-grader graduates from Norton! Both of our kids love the teachers, activities and other students so much, they can't stand to be sick because they have to miss school!
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
African American26%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female70%
Male42%
African American19%
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
African American22%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
African American17%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
African American35%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African American39%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged42%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African American35%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African American30%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female92%
Male77%
African American48%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male54%
African American30%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged29%
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

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 64% 82%
Black 22% 11%
Asian 10% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 23%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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