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Bloom Elementary School

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Posted September 26, 2013

bloom elementary my son is in the second grade there. he loooves to go to school he reads at a fifth grade level. the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2012

This school is just great. Teachers are not only nice but very dedicated to these kids. The principal is open to suggestions and is very caring with the kids. I can say only positive things about Bloom Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

I have been very pleased with this school - most all of the teachers are very talented and have a passion for teaching and truly care about their students. The principal knows every student and does a tremendous job of keeping everyone focused on what is best for the students - and balances all the demands of a public school. It has been my experience that she is available to parents when they have concerns. The class sizes range from 24 to 30 students. This is not a magnet school so there are a wide range of students with different abilities. Most parents are very involved in the school and there is a large group who volunteer to provide unique enrichment activities for the children both during school and after school. My children feel safe and happy at the school and feel as they are an important part of the school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

Overall, I am happy with Bloom. Most of the teachers are very nice, but I do wish they would differentiate more. Class sizes are too large (sometimes 35+). The principal's personality has changed over the last two years and many parents are not supportive of her. She does not support a lot of parent involvement and can even be hostile at times. I don't feel like she connects with the student population. Bloom is changing and not for the better. If it weren't for the teachers, my child wouldn't go to Bloom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

I agree, I wasn't happy with way bullying is handled either. Overall the 80 percent of the teachers are really nice. I was very disappointed by some of the members of the PTA who are very cliquish and snobbish and exclude members who may not be of the same economic background . It is very disturbing because the school is located in the heart of the Highlands , and well Highlands is known for its diversity! Right! I agree that one of the teacher in particular does not want to communicate when I ask her about my child's progress in school and is very standoffish. If I had to do it over I would choose an another school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

The Principle is excellent! The teacher quality is above average. The parents are highly involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

I am dissappointed at the level of teacher / principal response to bullying. Another serious concern is the lack of teacher response when my child was doing poorly. We had such a positive year last year that I fought tooth and nail to have my child remain there. I never dreamed that we would have so much trouble this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

Two yaers ago I was a Student at Bloom. I loved it. All the taechers are nice and almost every body gets along. All the teachers really care about you and want to keep you sdafe and to have a good education
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2007

Bloom was a great school a few years ago - before the renovation, before the new principal arrived. With the new principal, the focus has changed to low-performing students. Some of the Bloom parents think Bloom is a great school simply because they've been fooled by aesthetics. A multi-million dollar renovation was just completed which makes the school not just more functional but also a real architectural gem. So, we're at capacity because the school looks really pretty. Parents can be foolish sometimes. The new principal is a huge disappointment. She has eliminated several very important academic programs and extracurricular activites for high-achieving students. I think people just care about how nice the building looks. I have two children at Bloom and we are pulling them at the end of this year to attend private (NOT PAROCHIAL) school. If you have a smart kid, don't send them to Bloom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

My daughter has just completed Kindergarten at Bloom Elementary and we have loved it! Her teacher, Mrs. Werner was excellent and is committed to literacy. Upon completing her Kindergarten year, my child tested at a 2nd grade reading level. We have had nothing but excellent exeperiences with the staff and have enjoyed the opportunities provided for after school activities like Young Rembrandts and Tae Kwon Do. They also work with the YMCA to offer a fantastic after school care program on site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

A wonderful school. Excellent teachers, involved parents, an outstanding principal, and a beautiful old building set in a vibrant, urban neighborhood. During my numerous visits, I always have been impressed with how curious and well-behaved the students were.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

I.N. Bloom was the best elementary schools anyone could ever attend. They treat their students very equal, and the teaching staff is very friendly and caring. They have an excellent academic program, and allow parents to be involved in their students school work, and activities if they please. I highly recommend sending your child to Bloom elementary, because I am a former student, and enjoyed every minute of the time I was there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 29, 2005

I find the comment interesting regarding problems with an IEP. Our child is also on an IEP and we only have good things to say about how concerned the teachers are as well as the outstanding progress our child has made. Our experience with Bloom has been excellent and we look forward to sending our other children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

My son is a student at Bloom & we HATE it. He has some learning differences & the staff at Bloom will NOT work within his IEP guidelines. We were lured to Bloom with promises of an exceptional ECE program & we are sorely disappointed. The office staff is rude, the teachers are uninvolved, the principal is clueless about what goes on in her school. There are a few good teachers at Bloom. So few, that I will mention them by name Ms. Biggs, Ms. Leocata (no longer with the school), Ms. Freeman,& Mr. 'Keys' (music teacher)...that's it...4 Teachers who actually do a good job. If you are thinking of Bloom as a school for your child....RUN, don't walk, as far away as you can get. They have destroyed my child's love of learning & self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

I am a student at Bloom, I love it, it's the only elementary school I've been to. I made tons of friends at Bloom.We're being renovated right now, we should be in next school year. I am a student in the AP program, it's definitely good. It will challenge you. We have Mayors Cup which is Quick Recall, Problem Solving and Written Assesment. These are for 4th and 5th grade. Bloom has Arts & humanities, Physical education, Library, Spanish, computer and health. These are for all grades. For 5th grade only, we have Band & Orchestra. Band is where your 5th grader can play any woodwind or brass, Orchestra is where your 5th grader can play a strings instrument. Bloom is a great school. I hope you'll go! 5th grader
—Submitted by a student


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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students65%
Female53%
Male78%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities30%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students63%
Female65%
Male60%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female59%
Male76%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male79%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female55%
Male26%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged17%
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

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
34%
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

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 77% 81%
Black 18% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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 30%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1627 Lucia Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: (502) 485-8211

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