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Kennedy Elementary Montessori

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Posted August 1, 2013

My daughters have attended this school for the past 7 years now. It is an amazing school. The principal, the teachers, everyone is involved in making sure the children have a positive, creative and challenging learning experience at a level you usually have to pay private school prices for. This is a gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

The teachers at Kennedy truly care about the students. I believe we have the best teachers in the county led by the best principal. They push both of my children to the height of their academic ability. At the same time the Monetessori curriculum ensures no children are ever behind or slip through the cracks. The PTA is great and sponsors so many wonderful activities in which we always have a great parent turnout and involvement. All in all I believe Kennedy is the best choice for my kids and I love my JFK family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

JFK is a great school. The teaching staff , guidance counselor and principal all are committed to excellence. Our daughter has excelled and loves going to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

John F. Kennedy Montessori is a great school, with caring teachers and staff, as well as a top-notch principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

All of my five children attended and has greeeeeet principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The teacher love their job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

Kennedy is a great school - very diverse, with a program that allows children to learn and work at their pace while offering them the ability to mentor each other in multi-grade classes. The teachers are very involved, the principal is top-notch and the PTA has a thriving program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Kennedy is a school that cares about the student's entire being. Not just education, but about the student's lifestyle and what they have to face on a daily basis. Kennedy also risest to the occasion and finds solutions for the student so they have a better chance to excel to their highest potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Kennedy has the best teachers and the best principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Kennedy is great school! The teachers and Principal are wonderful. I love that parent involvement is encouraged. The teachers have high expectations from the children and allow them to trully grow at their own pace. The diverse nature of the student population only aides in overall experience at this exceptional school. My children have progressed exceptionally well here. I would recommend this school to anyone. The Montessori approach is a positive environment and only helps aides in development and encouragement of our bright little ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

It creates a safe and individualized environment for students to become intelligent young people, and to discover their own potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Kennedy is an excellent school. i have seen exciting progress in my child. Mrs. Dawson is like family. She is always available and help where ever possible. P.T.A has great imagination. They are always comming up with new and exciting ideas.. I'am always gald to contirbute to all the fudraising events. i truly belive in the montessori learning proccess at Kennedy and hope all my children can experience an education at such an exceptional school. It will surley set a positive base for all the students who will continue on in thr education in the J.C.P.S. systems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It truly follows the child as an individual. The teachers here really care. Each child, parent, and teacher work together to help each child grow academically and as an individual. This is a school truly that cares about the education of all children. The staff communicate and focus on what is the greatest good for each child. Kennedy Montessori is always trying to better themselves as educators and avocates for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The staff, students, curriculum, and PTA are all wonderful at John F. Kennedy Montessori. The school is truly a 'melting pot' of families from many different social and ethnic backgrounds, who all work together to create a rich educational environment where each student knows they are safe and loved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It has loving teachers the loves the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

John F. Kennedy is the best place to work. You have great Support for the principal, parents, and fellow staff members!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

John F. Kennedy is the best school in the city. It has a great PTA, great teachers, students, parents and staff. It also has the most awesome principal ever. We are a family at JFK Montessori.


Posted September 17, 2009

We're the best public Montessori school in the state of Kentucky!


Posted September 17, 2009

I love my school for the diverse student population that we have! We have wonderful students, parents, PTA, administration and staff that make us a great place to teach!
—Submitted by a teacher


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


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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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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Louisville, KY 40211
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