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Luhr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 490 students

 

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Posted July 20, 2012

Mrs Schroering is an amazing principal and goes way above and beyond the call of duty!! I've seen myself how involved she is with each student and how much care she takes with each one of them. The teachers at Luhr are dedicated and genuinely love teaching, which makes a world of difference! As with all public schools there seems to be a bit of a behavior issue with some of the students. However, the staff is very limited in how they can handle these issues. All around, a wonderful environment and staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

This has been a great school for my daughter. The teachers are great, and I truly recommend Ms. Thompson. She has been the Best teacher Yet! My daughter has learned so much from her..
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Posted August 28, 2010

I would highly recommend Ms. Karen Kruger who is the "BEST" teacher in the Jefferson County Public School system at Luhr Elementary!! She far exceeds the expectation of how you would like your child to be taught, encouraged and truly has the utmost concern for the students in her class. Our Grandson had the pleasure of being in her class for the 3rd & 4th grade. Even in the 5th grade she still stayed in contact with him to make sure he & his fellow class mates were doing well! Ms Lovanda Thompson was exceptially instrumental in welcoming him in the 2nd grade as we transitioned from Mt Washington..Ms Carole O'Bryan came in during the summer for ppw we needed..Ms Matthews and Ms Kim in the office are always there for any need or request if needed...Awesome staff!!Thank You...Cindy Mineer


Posted December 6, 2007

This is the first year for us at Luhr, but so far it is good. They need to do more programs with the kids (like plays and musicals).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

My son attends kindergarten at Luhr Elementary and he loves it. They really focus on reading at Luhr and If needed my child get extra attention with understanding his work. My child had a difficult time adjusting to the structured atmosphere but the staff helped him tremendously and did not give up on him. He overcame his problems and no longer has crying fits and they still work with him to keep it that way. Luhr is a great school with staff that really cares about it's kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

Luhr has the most awesome teachers around. My daughter went through 3 years at Luhr, and my son is now in his 3rd year there. The only problems we have encountered are some discipline problems, which is something it seems almost all schools have a problem with.
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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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 Students36%
Female35%
Male36%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male32%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students49%
Female59%
Male42%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners46%

Math

All Students45%
Female38%
Male50%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students32%
Female29%
Male33%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners9%

Science

All Students66%
Female62%
Male69%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners46%
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 Students41%
Female53%
Male29%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female58%
Male18%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students51%
Female64%
Male38%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female61%
Male21%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities25%
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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
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

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 46% 81%
Black 34% 11%
Hispanic 16% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 73%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6900 Fegenbush Ln
Louisville, KY 40228
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