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Shacklette Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 449 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

I love this school. My daughter transferred schools two years ago when we bought a house that was out of district from her previous school Norton Elementary. I was extremely nervous sending her to a new school and making her start fresh in an all new atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised when her first day she said she already loved it. Her teacher Miss Morgan is amazing. She is very approachable to the kids and works hard to keep them on track. She keeps us informed on what they are learning in class. The librarian also recommended our daughter into some art classes on Saturdays after seeing her sketches. She has grown so much since arriving at Shacklette. We are so pleased with this school and feel it was by far the best choice for our daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

I attended shacklette for four years and i feel like it is a terrible school. Going into middle school i struggled because shacklette taught me nothing. I had great teachers but the curriculam was terrible. There is alot of bullying and favoritism and some of the subs are ridiculous. do not put your kid in this school.


Posted August 8, 2012

We just recently moved from a small town in Michigan and I was very concerned with what school my 1st grader would end up at. Initially, they tried sending her to a school over an hour bus ride when we could see Shacklette's doors from our new house. Luckily, a transfer request was granted and she was able to attend Shacklette. I couldn't have been more pleased with ALL staff! They truly made us feel welcome & provided a smooth transition for my child. Her teacher regognized her academic achievements right away & work on enhancing them. I don't feel they are at a level academically compared to where we came from, however I get the feeling that is JCPS? No matter which school your children attend... It takes special teachers & parent involvement to reach your child's full potential. PROS: staff recognized me by name over the phone and in person, parents can attend the classroom at any time, lunch with your child is encouraged & we took full advantage, many family activity nights, wonderful library!! CONS: play equipment almost non-existent, little focus on PE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

Shacklette is a terrible school. My daughter attended Kindergarten there 2 years ago and had Mrs. Freemon (who was WONDERFUL) for about half the year until she took a permanent maternity leave and the horrible permanent sub came in and the nightmares began. My daughter went from getting green everyday to warnings everyday, the last straw for me was when my 5 year old daughter had to sit and watch everybody eat snack in front of her because she talked in class :( she was told by the sub "you are not getting snack" On top of all that there is a younger male teacher there who is constantly yelling in a really mean tone at his class. My daughter NEVER had a field trip or Christmas program here. Shacklette used to be a GREAT school, not sure what happened? It's a shame the south end's schools have all went downhill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I just had a confrence with the new principal at Shacklette. She is young and ready to give new leadership to the teacher and staff at Shacklette, so that they can help the students have a better education. I think the change is Great!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

i love shaclette BUT there awards programs are gone, mst program didnt even hear about it this year school seems like its goin backwards instead of forward what are these leaders thinking????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

The principal Ms. Keith is awesome and my son absolutely loves the In-house MST program. I gave Shacklette a chance and I don't see the problems talked about in these reviews. Ms. Keith is always there when I have a question or concern. The teachers are very hard workers and really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I have had 3 children attending Shacklette. The principal Ms. Keith has been an invaluable source of help regarding my children. I had 2 special needs children attend the school. I was not always happy with what was going in in the classroom. Ms. Keith always made time to meet with me on short notice and she addressed my concerns promptly. I am not exactly sure why the negative comments have been posted about this principal. I have seen nothing but growth since she came to the school. I am a very involved parent. I am the chairperson of the board of the advisory council for the family resourse center. I encourage parents to schedule a meeting with the principal. Get to know her for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I also have a child attending Shacklette and I have to say that I am not really impressed with what I have seen. I feel as does a lot of other that Shacklette needs new management. And after reading the test scores of these kids, I feel that it is not the childern but the ones leading them. They are lost from the beginning,how sad. And my question is who will help make the changes needed in this school needs? I can see Shacklettes doors from my home but if things don't change I will be moving my child to a new school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

I totally disagree with all of these ratings. I think Shacklette has a great leader and a very supportive staff. Everything Mrs. Keith does at Shacklette is for the benefit of the students. Because of her our students now have an In-house MST program, more extracurricular activities, and family nights. Not to mention the building expansion! All of this, I think, is for the benefit of each child's education. I have never once doubted my decision to send my child to Shacklette. I am dissapointed in the negative comments made about Shacklette and its leadership. I have never felt unwelcomed by anyone at the school. Parents and school staff should work together, in order for the child to have a positive learning experience. What kind of message does it send when you speak so negatively about someone or something? Try to look for the good in all things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Excellent school. I think the princial cares about the kids. Teachers are new but are wonderful and creative. My children love going to school there and I am satisfied with my chidren's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I agree with the reviews that talk about how this school has went down hill every since Mrs.Keith has became the principal.She is suppose to be a good role model for the children but doesnt do it.My children have been going to Shacklette since 1st grade and you can really see a change thru out the years and its for the worse.I think there needs to be a NEW LEADER so that there would not be so many turnovers for teachers and students.I hope someone will read all of these bad reviews from the parents and do something about it.Because its only getting worse not better every year!!!They principal makes alot of parents feel very unwelcomed too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

I am also a parent of a child that attends Shacklette. And I am seriously thinking of removing my child from this school as well. I have a 4th grader that might have to adjust to a new school, new classmates, new teacher, new routine. Just because of how Shacklette is ran. People say parents should get more involved. Well in my experience theres no use getting involved with this school. They make you feel unwelcome, they make it seem like you are hassle when you step foot in the door. Anytime you try to talk to the principal, nothing gets done. I have seen and heard numurous reports of bullies, fights, and favoritism. But nothing is ever done about it. No wonder all the good staff members has left. No wonder parents are sending their children to other schools. Something needs to be done. Now the question is, who is going to do something about this? Someone needs to do their job here! If not the principal then who?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I am currently a parent of a child at this school and every year I have given it a chance. I truely regret not taking my child out of this school three years ago. I have endured too many upsetting incidents in the past five years. I am now removing my child from this school and truely agree with the other reveiws that point their finger in the direction of the principlal. The dishonesty is very strong. I can't stress enough about the dishonesty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

I have had several children attend Shacklette Elementary. It use to be a good school. Since 2003 I have seen great teachers, many that have been there for years, flee the school and the current principal in a mass exit. I am at the school for all activities and have witnessed very upsetting things. I have seen teachers insulted and humiliated in front of parents and students by the principal. The recent Christmas program was a disaster. Students were told they would perform. They and their teachers practiced hard for thier moment in the spotlight. On the day they were to perform for parents and the school, the principal refused to let them perform. These students were crushed and will never be able to make up this missed opportunity. The teachers at Shacklette are great and work hard to have my children do well in school. I commend them for their hard work in a school that is ran so poorly by the current leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

Shacklette use to be a wonderful school until the present principal took over. The former principal wasn't the greatest but at least she was friendly and not so hard to talk to. It seems to be that all this principal cares about are the test scores and all that is taught at Shacklette are the tested subjects. I know this is a problem at a lot of schools but I have friends that have children at other schools and it is not as bad at those schools. Lucky my last child was a 5th grader last year and she had a wonderful group of teachers who all left at the end of last year. They just couldn't take the principal anymore and the staff turn around. I saw that 10-15 staff members left every year because of the principal. I'm glad my children are in other schools now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

Parents need to be involved, I lot of things happen there that behind closed doors. They do nothing as far as discipline. The staff is great but the principal is not friendly and not easy to talk to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I think parents need to be very involved at Shacklette. A lot goes on behind closed doors. The teachers are great and work very hard, but they are all fairly new. They do not have support from the administration especially on discipline. Parents need to be concerned about the discipline situation at Shacklette. As new leadership takes over people do leave, but what does that say when it is still happening after 6 years? Check out the history of the test scores also. Make sure this is the environment you want your children to spend their days in.


Posted August 29, 2008

I agree with aug 8th parent. My daughter loves it there ,but she has had some wonderful teachers. The principle is not so frendily. But the teachers make up for it. Also my daughter loves the MST program its wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

This is my daughters second year here and so far I have been very satisfied. Reading some of these other reviews scared me a little but I haven't seen any of the things they talk about. Getting a new principal can cause lots of changes and staff members to leave who don't like new ways, this is normal. But sometimes it takes a little time and changes to get things under control. Their test scores are not the best but my daughter learned so much last year and is above where she needs to be, that should say something. So I faith I will continue to be as satisfied as I am today. Thank you and I hope this helps anyone who is thinking of Shacklette as their school.
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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

2012

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
16%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
14%
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%
Female41%
Male23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female41%
Male19%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students36%
Female42%
Male32%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students19%
Female14%
Male23%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female25%
Male30%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students23%
Female27%
Male20%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female35%
Male20%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female39%
Male28%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students18%
Female35%
Male8%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities8%
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

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
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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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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Reading growth at this school

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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 53% 81%
Black 40% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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