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Wheatley Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2012

I love this school. All three of my children attended here. They all got their basics for Wheatley. My son is headed to college this Fall. My daughter goes to Male High School. My Son goes to Dupont Manual. Learning starts at home, and is nurtured in a beautiful enviroment such as Wheatley. Teachers take pride in their students education there. The only thing I would change about this school is parent participation, stop standing on the sidelines.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

This has got to be the worse school in the city.If my kids ever have to go there again. I will just pull them out and home school them.My kids went there for one year.And they are now a year behind.If they cant do better than what they do.They should just close the school.If they arent going to teach the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My step-son attends Wheatley but not for long. The school is doing the best they can with what they have but the location is in what most people think of as the 'hood'. My child lives elsewhere and is bussed there. The faculty are also on the younger side, I assume because when they are able to transfer to another district they do. The school has a wonderful principal, we just aren't happy with the child safety guidelines. The children are aloud to leave the school before a parent picks them up - I just don't want my 4th grader walking 17th street alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

My daughter went to this school for PK3 and PK4. They did not teach her how to read or do math or anything a child her age should know. Her second year teacher was cruel with words to I the parent and she refused to want to deal with my childs handicapt. The board told me that my child had to go to this school because it had the programs for her disability when in fact they had NO programs for any handicapt children and even snubbed me when I made it a point to bring the fact up that my daughter needed extra help and she was in the wrong classes. I had to actually go to the board of eduacation to complain until they moved my daughter to a BETTER school. This school in my opinion is the WORSE school to send any kid to.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
13%
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 Students33%
Female28%
Male36%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners38%

Reading

All Students26%
Female36%
Male18%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
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 Students32%
Female29%
Male36%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students21%
Female10%
Male32%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students34%
Female26%
Male42%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners0%
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 Students18%
Female23%
Male14%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Female19%
Male10%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students42%
Female36%
Male48%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female39%
Male17%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners9%
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

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
24%
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

Below 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
Black 65% 11%
Hispanic 15% 4%
White 12% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 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 84%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Louisville, KY 40210
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