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Kennedy Elementary Montessori

Public | PK-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are excellent and very caring. The Montessori curriculum is exciting and there is a strong emphasis on the environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers and an excellent principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Wow! What an awesome school & principal. JFK is a Montessori school which truly 'follows the child'. My son has been a student at JFK since pre-school and he is now going into the fourth grade. It is amazing the things he is learning and how he has grown as a student and young man. We drive 40 minutes each way to get to JFK, and would not go anywhere else. With the new student assignment plan on the horizon, I must say that we will continue to attend JFK. There are several schools in my neighborhood, but the education we are receiving at Kennedy far surpasses what we can get down the street. The teachers are knowledgeable, patient and dedicated. The principal knows each child and creates an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. You can tell that JFK is a special school when you walk into the doors. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

I have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader at this school and I love this school. My 5th grader didn't start here until the 4th grade I pulled her out of another school, which I think that was the best thing I ever done because the teacher staff and the Principal care a lot about the children's education. My 5th grader's teacher recognized my daughter had problems in her math and reading. She talked to me about it and I was never so glad that someone cared. I recommend this school to any parent get on board and register here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

My daughter has been a student at Kennedy going on 4yrs. My son will start his 1st yr in 06/07. I recommend Kennedy to parents who are looking for a family oreinted & dedicated school. Each child is given the opportunity to grow at their own pace. My daughter loves this school, her classmates & her teachers. And anytime we have ever had a problem, the faculty goes above and beyond to resolve any issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Let's you say JFK.. This school has been great.. My son was there for 3yrs as well as daughter 4yrs. The teachers,staff and principal have been great. If I needed anything they were there for me in more ways than one. When they first came to the school my children were bust from Valley Station I was really upset but, I have to say it was worth the drive. If I had to do all over again they would be no where else. Thanks JFK for doing such a great job. May God Bless You.
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Posted February 21, 2006

Kennedy Montessori has a strong, caring and committed staff paired with an excellent principal. My child is in primary and has done very well at the school. We have benefited from the excellent communication between the staff and teachers. Although this is a Montessori school, Some elementary classes have a more Montessori approach while others have a more traditional approach. Touring the school and observing the various approaches used by different teachers would be helpful. Diversity of students, good teachers, parental support and an excellent Preschool to Kindergarten Montessori program are some of the hallmarks of Kennedy.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
41%
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%
Female39%
Male38%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
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 Students61%
Female70%
Male50%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners30%

Reading

All Students56%
Female66%
Male46%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners10%

Science

All Students65%
Female74%
Male55%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners10%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male36%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female37%
Male52%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female48%
Male52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female64%
Male46%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners36%
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

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
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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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 54% 11%
White 27% 81%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3800 Gibson Ln
Louisville, KY 40211
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