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Shelby Traditional Academy

Public | PK-5 | 646 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2013

This school was awful. My daughter attended Shelby for Kindergarten. There was absolutely no challenging criteria for children who were a little more advanced. Therefor, my daughter was bored, which lead to notes home for talking. The principal is unresponsive, i had made a few calls to the school during the year and she did not return one phone call until the week before the school year ended. I did not even think twice about switching her schools. She now attends one of the Montessori programs and it is a complete 180 from last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

My Daughter was there for KG and 1st grade. She made good friends at school. Both teachers were very good and she had good time. But it seems that the environment is not that much challenging. At early age kids can learn lot of things really fast and have fun too. Considering the duration of school (7 hrs) kids did not seem to be doing many things. Other hurdle seemed to be lack of parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

I am so tired of hearing what a great school this is. I mean, c'mon.... It's 1 out of 10. It's a no child left behind school. At any point the state can take this school over & a parent can pull their child from this school & move to another school in the district. That's exactly what I did. The secretary keeps saying "You don't know what you're missing". Yeah, I do! We're missing out on the opportunity for my son to one day draw welfare. I want him to get a good education, go to college, & provide for his family. Attending a school in this rating just sets your child up for failure. It's crazy!
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Posted May 30, 2009

Best elementary school in the world
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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 Students33%
Female37%
Male30%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students28%
Female42%
Male18%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners9%
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 Students34%
Female42%
Male26%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students24%
Female25%
Male24%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female33%
Male30%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female46%
Male54%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students18%
Female16%
Male19%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female28%
Male17%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students29%
Female28%
Male30%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female24%
Male20%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners27%
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

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%
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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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 50% 11%
White 34% 81%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 78%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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