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Engelhard Elementary School

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Posted April 7, 2013

This was my daughter's first year at Engelhard and when she was assigned to this school, I was a little uneasy. My daughter had gone to a private school for 2 years before coming to Engelhard, but she was diagnosed with a reading disorder and her private school was not equipped to help her. So JCPS was one of our only options. I came to the school to meet the counselor, so I could get the ball rolling on her IEP and the counselor was gone. I had the pleasure of speaking with a wonderful and caring woman who bent over back words to answer every question that I had as well as putting me in contact with exactly whom I needed to get her IEP started. I talked to this woman for approximately 45 minutes and come to find out, she is the principal. The principal at my daughter's last school had never spoke two words to me in the two years she attended. I was astonished! Now I was much more comfortable with the school and I knew my child would be taken care of. Her teacher, Amy Anderson is a Godsend. She has worked so much with my daughter and my daughter is reading at grade level and is one of the smartest children in her class for math! It was the best decision we ever made! We Engelhard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

Engelhard is a wonderful school! The teachers work hard, and the leadership is outstanding. I love each and every child that enters the doors of this school, and am shocked to know that a parent on here feels that I do not see the "good" in her child. I, myself, am a working mother, so I understand all the benefits of assuming many responsibilities. This was also my first year at Engelhard, and I look forward to being here for a while. :) GOD bless! Mrs. Parks
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Posted April 28, 2010

I have worked as a reading tutor at Engelhard for 2 years. I have grown to appreciate how well the school is operated, given its inner-city student make-up. Engelhard is deserving of all the recognition it can receive.


Posted April 25, 2010

Its teachers work diligently to make things better for the children, making a learning environment as well as making learning fun. They all reach toward the future for the children from varied backgrounds.


Posted March 16, 2010

By far this school was the worst one my children have attended. The faculty were very rude and threatening. They had a habit of picking out individuals for disciplinary actions without knowing the whole or true story. One of my childrens teacher threatened them with a ruler in the hallway by raising her hand in the air as if she were going to hit them. This school does not know how to handle students with specific or special needs, and should seriously reevaluate their staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

My son is getting ready to have Mrs. Smith as his 2nd grade teacher. She has already been amazing making him feel comfortable even before the school year has started. My son and I first met Mrs. Smith at the 'Back to school Bash'. I already think very highly of her!! Her energy for this grade level is top notch. I can tell that he will have a great year with her~ And I believe with all the positive and helpfull staff that we met at the 'back to school bash' this school will be very easy for him to transfer to and adjust this upcoming school year.
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Posted May 23, 2004

Engelhard has been an amazingly great experience for our first graders, who are both working far above their grade level in math and reading. Principal Bobo is top notch, always accessible and ready to listen/give you time. K-1 teacher Mr. Elder is incredible, and we have not been disappointed with any teacher or school staff member we've dealt with. Highly recommend it!
—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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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

Language Mechanics

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%
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

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students47%
Female56%
Male39%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female40%
Male33%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students36%
Female41%
Male29%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students36%
Female31%
Male42%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female31%
Male33%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female31%
Male54%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students28%
Female28%
Male28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female31%
Male28%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students33%
Female19%
Male52%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female47%
Male24%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities20%
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

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
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

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 56% 11%
White 19% 81%
Hispanic 16% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 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 82%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1004 South First St
Louisville, KY 40203
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