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Hartstern Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 439 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

This is our family's 12th year with this school- all 4 of my children have attended here & I wouldn't want them to be at any other elementary school. During this time, we've had a child w/ 1 bullying issue, a few academic issues, 2 kids w/medical issues, and 1 w/developmental delays. Every situation has been handled immediately & professionally. The staff is friendly & fun, but firm w/the kids, preparing them for their lives ahead. My older kids love to go back & check in w/previous teachers b/c they made such a positive impression upon their lives. When the elementary lines were redrawn several years ago, we fought to keep our kids at this school- a decision I have never regretted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

As a child I attended Hartstern, and I must say I loved it. Every one of my teachers made learning fun. The pta is also wonderful. They always plan fun family events such as field day, fall festival, open house & so on. My child is now attending his first year at heartstern as well. He loves it. His teacher is wonderful. She does everything she can to be sure my child can be the best student possible. She keeps me very involved by sending smile box pictures via e-mail of activities in the class room. It always puts a smile on my face to know she cares, and goes the extra mile with my child. I would recommend this school to anyone. It is a great place, and every teacher there treats your child as their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

my granddaughter went there from K-2 before moving to Florida, I found it to be an amazing school and the teachers and Principal were exceptional. Now that they are back, I pray that the little one who will be in 2nd grade will attend as did her sister. Marcelle Joseph & the Almodovar girls.


Posted July 13, 2007

I go to Male High School now, and I have to say that the teachers at Hartstern have helped me to be the 3.7 GPA student I am today. I've had great experience with the teachers and the academic team was a great extracurricular activity. I highly recommend Hartstern.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2007

I think Harstern compares well to other schools in the district. The teachers are all extremely dedicated to all students. I know teachers who have referred students for extra help, only to find out it will be a year before the paperwork is finally processed. Unfortunately the school doesn't have much power in this area. My child needed extra help in reading and got it from her teacher at Hartstern. I am very happy with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

i love hartstern the teachers have been great and you can always count on them to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

If your child needs extra support you will not find it at this school! I have exhausted all my resources and personal strength to speak to the school counselor and/or principal regarding my child's needs. They have failed to set up a meeting with me, speak to me, or even address the issue at all. Instead they focus on lunch money issues,school uniforms (belts), and bathroom breaks,all of which have no bearing on my child not only functioning in a public school but succeeding and having an enriched education! this school has made me see that i must provide for my own child's well-being and academic career by putting them in private school. This school has no heart! horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

this school is for the children without any learning problems. Hartstern's focus is on the children that stand alone. It took me 3 years for them to help my child get the extra attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I am very pleased with Hartstern. The teachers really seem to care about the children. I am concerned however with the state education reform system currently in place.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%
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 Students25%
Female27%
Male22%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners13%

Reading

All Students32%
Female29%
Male37%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners7%
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%
Male41%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female55%
Male41%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male41%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities55%
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 Students25%
Female30%
Male19%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female27%
Male44%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female37%
Male19%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
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

Above 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 47% 81%
Black 28% 11%
Hispanic 21% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 69%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Louisville, KY 40219
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