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King Elementary School

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Posted September 19, 2011

My child attended King from kindergarten through 2nd grade. I found the teachers to be caring and kind, although some of them were complacent. The principal does not work well with the staff or parents, often alienating them with her unprofessional behavior. We loved the performing arts programs, but I believe my child was not challenged academically despite being in the AP program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

My son attended King this school year. While the staff was extremely nice, especially the Gifted Resource Teacher, this school needs an overhaul. I was disappointed with the lack of academic rigor. My son never had homework, and he was not challenged at all. The children were not grouped according to ability; therefore, my son was in class with students well below his level in the content areas of social studies, science, and reading. In addition, expect little to no communication on important issues from the principal. She does not communicate effectively with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

Fabulous! My kids have found themselves in the many performing art programs that are offered. Students from all ethnic backgrounds attend! Teachers and staff are easy to work with!
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Posted October 24, 2006

this school is a wonderful place to have your kid if they can get in .
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Posted May 17, 2006

I found King to be a breath of fresh air, kindergarden was a delightful experience, I am looking forward to first grade at king. the entire staff was helpful in making school a wonderful experience.
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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
17%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

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 Students21%
Female16%
Male27%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students17%
Female14%
Male21%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners25%
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 Students14%
Female26%
Male0%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students11%
Female17%
Male5%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female28%
Male10%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female34%
Male7%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
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 Students12%
Female16%
Male9%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female33%
Male17%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students22%
Female26%
Male19%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students16%
Female26%
Male6%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities8%
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

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
17%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
21%
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 76% 11%
Hispanic 11% 4%
White 7% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 89%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Louisville, KY 40211
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