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Layne Elementary School

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Posted June 25, 2013

Layne is a great school! The exposure to different ethnicities and cultures is awesome! The staff, new principal, and new assistant are wonderful. I have volunteered in the school many times in the past and it's inspiring to see the teachers get involved with the students. They really care about their learning and well being and somehow manage to keep them all challenged even when they're on different levels. This seems very hard to me since they are constantly being interupted with ESL classes, etc. (1/5 of the student body is from another country). The school is clean and organized. They have fun engagement opportunities for the students and parents. The downside is the lack of parental involvement & school funds/programs. For instance many of the parents do not speak English or have no way of engaging. There are translators on conference days and the school sets up shuttles from various locations for activities scheduled after hours. There is no drama dept. No skating parties. Things of this nature seem to be lacking, however, they use thier funds to help the student population who're at an economical disadvantage with field trips and activities. All in all, a great place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

Both of my children attend Layne.I also attended Layne.It was great then and is still a great school.Office staff are wonderful.And the teachers are amazing.What a great P.E. teacher they have. Some of those teachers have been there many of years.I think they are all great at Layne.Office staff, teachers, assistant helpers,cafeteria staff, custodial staff.Some of those teachers taught me when I attended.I will soon be 32 years old.I would not feel comfortable sending my kids to a different elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

I give this school a BIG FAT U for Unsatisfactory work. I have only met a couple of teachers who seem to do their job well. My 4th grader has NO GRASP of basic multiplication. I had to memorize it in 3rd grade to pass math. My 3rd grader has no concept of grammar and punctuation or of writing in cursive. Again things they both she be doing well at this point. Can't blame it on all the school though. I believe a lot has to do with Jefferson County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Layne is a wonderful school. The teachers are amazing and work so hard to help the children learn. The teachers, the office staff, and assistants make this school work well. The school staff is amazing. The administration could be better. She could be more friendly to parents and supportive of her staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

i am very plesed with layne elementary it is a very good school they have amazing teachers sweet staff and a good learning enviroment i would suggest to any one i know who are looking for a new school for their kids layne i used to go to layne but i moved so i had to leave my whole school family i was so sad when i had to leave i miss this school very much


Posted August 20, 2006

Layne has been a disappointment to our family. There are rarely any extracurricular programs offered, PTO is almost non-existent. Sports programs are void. Discipline of extreme issues does not happen and goes un-reported - no follow up. There seems to be constant chaos when communication is attempted. Phones are always busy in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

My children have attended Layne since Jump start and over all I have been pleased. There are some very special teachers there that are very good to the students. Although I have had some issues when it comes to funds. Example: Everything seems to be based on money. I know schools need money but it should not be a determining factor in things such as king and queen or talent shows. All schools need to make a point to make learning fun. Children seem to learn more when they are having fun doing it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

I was very excited when my children started at Layne... What a let down. Uniforms are more important than books. In some classes there is a one to three ratio with text books. These children are the future and have no chance at Layne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2005

I love Layne! All of my children have attended and I have been very pleased. I feel comfortable voicing any concerns I have had and feel like they were addressed in a prompt and (most of the time) satisfactory manner. We have been happy with the teachers and feel that the teachers were also always ready to listen. My children have had a great educational experience and have thrived at Layne. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

I think that Layne is a fantastic school. Everyone of the teachers seem to know the students, they care about each of the students as individuals. The principal works hard to promote positive self images in the students.The school has several students that have major individual needs and the staff works hard to make sure that everyone gets a good quality education. Every student is and should be able to participate in all modalities that stimulate the brain. I commend the principal in encouraging the child to be stimulated in a whole brain education! Extra assistance for a child's individual need, is obtained from the board of education not the individual school, if the parents have taken the steps to get the student right placement and help. Layne is great and I would reccommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2004

This school has a huge problem related to the administration. My son was there for preschool and had an excellent experience. I was so excited for him to move on to an inclusion Kindergarten (he has special needs). The school did not hire him an assistant as per his IEP and the principal would not cooperate with our requests to pull him out of special classes that had too much sensory stimulation for him to be able to relax and participate (such as music and art). In the end, we had to homeschool and a year later, my son still has a tremendous amount of anxiety regarding school. The school was way too concerned about whether a child was missing a belt or had an untucked shirt and not nearly concerned enough about whether a child's educational and emotional needs were being met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I feel that Layne does not have enough quality teachers who truly care about their students. My daughter needs a slight extra push and in 5 years at Layne, not one teacher has taken the time to work with her. Some teachers are there because they truly were meant to teach, others are there for a paycheck!! I think my daughter has unfortunatly had the ones who are there for a paycheck. I know when I was in school, I had several teachers who really made a difference in my life, sad but you just don't see that much anymore.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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

Language Mechanics

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
15%
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 Students39%
Female31%
Male47%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners39%

Reading

All Students36%
Female28%
Male44%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners31%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male41%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female55%
Male68%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female36%
Male41%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female48%
Male59%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students37%
Female43%
Male31%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female27%
Male17%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged21%
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

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
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 51% 81%
Black 32% 11%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 81%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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