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Portland Elementary School

Public | K-5

 

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Posted May 3, 2010

Great field trips, small school with friendly staff, hands on environmental program, community building fun activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

While I am the grandmother and don't have a lot of information and experience with Portland, I do know that my granddaughter's teacher was always very caring and concerned about her welfare. While they have teacher assistants in the classroom, they also have volunteer 'grannies' that help with the children, too. I can say that I have seen my granddaughter blossom at this school compared to the first kindergarten we had her in. I hope that more people rate this school and that I can become more involved in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

This school, though small, is a great school. The teachers really care, and they do a good job doing what they know best-teaching. In the 2002-2003, CATS/CTBS scores rose by 12 points. Good Job Portland Elementary.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
5%
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 Students38%
Female32%
Male42%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students13%
Female11%
Male15%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged13%
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 Students35%
Female33%
Male38%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students16%
Female15%
Male19%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female33%
Male31%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female44%
Male56%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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 Students24%
Female6%
Male39%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female11%
Male26%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female22%
Male39%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged10%
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

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 81%
Black 45% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
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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3410 Northwestern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40212
Phone: (502) 485-8313

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