The school has grown over the past two years from a "Needs Progressing" school to a "Distinguished-Progressing/High-Performing/High-Progressing" school based on the state accountability 2015 results. The school has moved from the 74th percentile to the 94th percentile which is 1 percentile point away from being categorized as a "School of Distinction." The goal for 2015 was 67.9 and the school surpassed the goal by scoring a 75.5. Overall, students demonstrated a 74.6% growth in reading and math within one year.
Based on feedback from parents through the Comprehensive School Survey (2015), parents believe the following:
- The school provides a caring and supportive environment (95.3%)
- Their child is safe to and from school on the bus (90.9%)
- Their child feels safe and secure at school (98.3%)
- The principal at my child's school provides effective leadership (97.3%)
- Their child is provided with healthy meal choices at his/her school (91.2%)
- Verbal bulling is not a problem (71%), physical bullying is not a problem (78.5%), and internet bullying is not a problem (85.3%)
- Believe the school provides a caring and supportive environment for parents (93.2%)
- I am satisfied with my child's school (94.3%)
Based on feedback from students through the Comprehensive School Survey (2015), students believe the following:
-They feel safe at school (93.7%)
-Their principal is a good leader (96.5%)
-They have great teachers (95.3%)
-Students do Science experiments in school (81.4%)
-The adults in my school take care of safety problems quickly (90.8%)
-Believe the adults in the school will take care of any unsafe situation (94.3%)
- 39.7% of students arrive Kindergarten Ready
- Comprehensive School Survey Parent Agreement Trend: 2012 (91.5%), 2013 (91.2%), 2014 (90.1%), 2015 (92.8%)
- 438/475 Students Without an Office Discipline Referral (40% of referrals happen on the bus to or from school)
-164 parents from approximately 500 students voted during SBDM elections
I couldn't be happier with this school! My child had a wonderful year last year (2013-2014) after transferring from another school where the experience left a lot to be desired. I had great communication with my child's teacher and the office staff. I wish all JCPS schools had staff like Klondike!
Please note that all the positive reviews here are before 2014. We used to love this school, but in the past year, everything went straight to hell. Over the summer, all our favorite teachers suddenly transferred out. The principal was gone a few months into the school year. Out ability to communicate with the teachers and administration on concerns (which had been great) dropped to zero. Our child was harassed and physically assaulted and her teachers did nothing. Our requests for help when our child was struggling academically were ignored. The entire feel of the school changed and we made the difficult decision after three years of loving the school to transfer our child out. I do not know what happened over the summer of 2013, but it resulted in a very different school than the one depicted in the other reviews here. That having been said, the DO have a GREAT before/after school care program run by the YMCA. Mr. Robert is a saint.
this is one of the best elementary schools if not in kentucky but in louisville. i currently have 2 children in the school, one is in the 5th grade and the second in 3rd grade. my 2 daughters went through the school also- one is doing well in central an my second daughter is in JCTMS. The teachers are awesome- they love their jobs and are very friendly-the principal is simply terrific- she loves the students and of course her job; discipline is enforced without been harsh with the students. i simply love the school and i am thankful to God that 2 of my children already passed through the school and 2 are currently there.
The school is dedicated to the educational foundation that is needed to succeed. My child was previously in the number one private school here in the county, he struggled through out the school year and I was quiklu told that my child had various learning disabilities and the teacher was eager to label him in some sort of diagnosis, ADHD, developemental delays, needing medication , they even went as far as to hold him back a year. Upon changing him to Klondike he has been the star-pupil, he is eager to learn and is actually excited! He has carried straight A's and earned a writing and science award this year. If you have teachers that CARE about the children, they will suceed. The teachers there are very informative and keep me up with the class and future projects. I am thankful for the school and all the professionals there, they could have easily kept my child in the same rut as the private school, they believed in my child and his abilities.