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Semple Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 549 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2009

Semple has a lot of great teachers Principal Tiffeny Gerstner is doing a good job takes time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

my son went their pre k all the way through 5th grade it has its good and bad but to be honest his best two years were only pre k and fourth grade the year was 2006 of course those were the best teachers that school has ever had ms burke and ms oskins
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Over the past 3 years, I have seen Semple grow and become a better place for children to learn. Their Principal and teachers really do care about all the students and thier education. They are dedicated to thier jobs and the students of Semple. I am so happy that my child goes there and I am excited to see this school go above and beyond the possabilies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2007

I think that Semple is a growing school. I feel that if you are a parent it is your duty to be a part of your childs education. Do you volunteer and keep an open line of communication with the teachers? My daughter came to Semple from Jacob(the best school in the nation) and I see huge differences in quality , but I am working with teachers and staff to set them know my childs needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

I have 2 children at semple both with learning disabilities and my mom taught there. I feel that their is good and bad in all schools, but they are trying to change the bad things. Im sure it will get better with time.My children have been fortunate to have pretty good teachers at semple, minor problems,you just have to communicate with them on a regular basis and be involved.Sure they are not perfect but none of us are we make mistakes and we learn from them semple is not so diffrent. They are putting forth the effort, hang in you will see the changes and things getting better. Have faith in the school and the people that work there . They are trying to make things better.If you dont like the way things are going them do something to help make it better, get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

I went to Semple all through elementry school, and I think its a dirty school, with teachers who really don't care what their students do. Also kids get picked on, and the kids that get picked on get treated unfairly by the teachers, Semple just needs to be shut down, its a school where there is absolutely no learning going on at all.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 13, 2004

Semple is an ok school the activities are great for the families but when it comes to learning they need to boost there teaching up my daughter goes there she has been there for 3 years also they need to be more aware of the kids that are getting picked on and do something about it the kids should feel equal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

I would also like to add that this is one of the lowest in performance I have ever seen. The state testing scores prove that! I noticed that another parent had the same complaint as I did that when a child is being picked on that school just brushes it off like it's no big deal. So if your child(ren) matter then Semple is not the school for your child(ren)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I have 3 children at Semple this year and last year. The school has a good potential if some of the adults including the principal and the security would do a little more. I had a few problems last year that i felt needed attention and it was not given. The scurity is really nice but does not do the job. They do have some great teachers.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
11%
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 Students34%
Female33%
Male36%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female33%
Male23%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students27%
Female33%
Male22%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female33%
Male22%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students21%
Female24%
Male17%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students17%
Female17%
Male17%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female29%
Male36%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students19%
Female26%
Male11%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged20%
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

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
40%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 82%
Black 42% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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