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Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North

Public | 6-8 | 650 students

 
 
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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted February 25, 2014

My son is in the 6 the grade at this school. We actually chose this school over our resides school. My son absolutely loves this school. He is so happy everyday when I pick him up, and his teachers have been wonderful. He is currently in the ap classes and has been on the honor roll all year so far. He really enjoys going to school now and he didn't in elementary. Mr.?Perkins is a great principal and I think he is doing good things for this school. We are very happy with our decision to send our son to this all boys school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I currently have a son attending this school for the first year. We were apprehensive in the beginning because of the school being all boy school, and our son was used to coed. These past few months have been great, I have ask my son daily how his day went and he always gives a positive response. I have received feedback from each of the teachers and when I email or phone they always respond timely. I am pleased at this point and my son stated he is interested in returning for 2014-15 school year as well. Keep up the good work, grades are looking pretty good too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North This school is the best school. The teachers and staff go to great measures to insure my son gets a meaniful education. They are always very helpful and he really enjoys school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2013

If you truly love your child PLEASE research this place thoroughly. Study public records thoroughly.


Posted November 25, 2012

The good thing about this school is that the teachers are really engaged and do a good job overall. The problem is that there are so many bad and disruptive children that the inmates run the jail! My son goes to school to learn and is constantly bullied. Each time the problem is addressed but then other incidents occur. I think the school worries too much about their attendance rather than making sure it is a safe environment for learning. I wish I would have sent my son to a better school but then again, JCPS does not make that easy, especially living in the South End.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

I want people to know that reviews of our school prior to 2008 are not valid as they represent an old school as it closed and Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North reopened as a new school in 2008. The reviews prior came from a school that existed on this location called Southern Middle School or Southern Leadership Academy, which is now closed. We have made great strides since becoming an all boys school and this is an outstanding school. Bill Perkins, Principal
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 15, 2010

I am a teacher at FLOAN and I can say that this school is a fantastic place for young men to be educated. The opportunities here are endless. We have great teachers, a supportive administration, and a student body filled with potential. It is easy to leave a negative comment on a site such as this, but if you were in the school, you would know - a difference is being made here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2010

Before this school became all-boys and Olmsted Academy North, it did have many issues. Since the change there have been tremendous strides made in improving the school and it is undoubtedly one of the best schools in Jefferson Co. The office staff as well as the teaching staff has been very helpful and care about the students as if they were their family.


Posted May 29, 2009

This school is the best... You get a great education and there are hard working teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2004

I think that this is the very best school to send your child. My child has attended this school since the sixth grade and he loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

This is by far the saddest excuse I have ever seen for a school. All boys are taught on the second level of the building by only male teachers, all girls are taught on the first level by only female teachers. The teachers have no control whatsoever over the students. My daughter sits for the first 3 hours of the day in her class doing nothing, while the other kids run around and yell. There are a lot of fights, alot of racial slurs in all directions. The students cuss out the teachers and they do nothing about it. The kids are esctorted from class to class because things are so bad. The kids run the school, period. Your child will not learn here. Their test scores are low so opt your child out of here if you care about them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

This must be the worst school in the state of Kentucky. There are fights on a daily basis and the teachers and principle do not even try to help innocent bystanders. The police have to take kids out of there quite often. When my granddaughters glasses were ripped off her face and twisted in half by another student, the principle did absolutely nothing to the student, however, when my granddaughter finally decided to stand up for herself and was caught calling another student a name (something we do not approve of) her father was given the option of picking her up or she could stay in detention all day. It seems they would rather teach the kids that fighting is the only way to make it in this 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.

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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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
4%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%
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 39% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%
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 Students7%
Femalen/a
Male7%
African American7%
Asian14%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White4%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners3%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students10%
Femalen/a
Male10%
African American2%
Asian36%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Femalen/a
Male15%
African American11%
Asian36%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students6%
Femalen/a
Male6%
African American4%
Asian7%
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners5%
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

All Students15%
Femalen/a
Male15%
African American10%
Asian17%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Male20%
African American16%
Asian17%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male33%
African American25%
Asian39%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners25%
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

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Male20%
African American14%
Asian26%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners14%

Reading

All Students19%
Femalen/a
Male19%
African American11%
Asian16%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners8%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male43%
African American38%
Asian37%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners35%

Writing

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Male13%
African American10%
Asian21%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners16%
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 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
19%
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

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 44% 11%
White 38% 82%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Asian 7% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 92%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Bill Perkins
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • All boys
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Math club
  • Technology club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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4530 Bellevue Ave
Louisville, KY 40215
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