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Posted July 15, 2012

My 11 year old Asperger son went to Waller as a 5th grader, and will be returning for 6th. My favorite thing about Waller was his Teacher Mrs. Gackenbauck. She has a heart of gold and very experienced with children with special needs. What I do not like about this school is that they mixed childen who have mental behavioral issues with children who have environment behavior issues in the same classrooms. Also this school really needs a makeover it is run down on the out side and inside. But the stragies that they use (going up in levels and reward store) is a great touch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My 10-year old son has had a very poor school experience before Waller. Now he actually likes school. He says there are lots of activities. Math is his problem area. He now proclaims that math is okay because they do 'fun math'. When asked what that meant, he indicated that he actually to use math in activities where he gets to move around and interact with other peers. He actually measures things, counts things, and uses math manipulatives in play. The low ratio of teacher to student has helped. The tight structure works for him although he'd never admit it. He does homework. For him, that is real progress. Most importantly he loves his male teacher. That teacher really gets through to him. We are really involved parents, and the school has accommodated that. They have on-campus therapy.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
8%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
0%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

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

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
6%
Social Studies

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/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

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
3%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
0%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
10%
Social Studies

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%
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

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Reading

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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

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Male7%
African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

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Femalen/a
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students6%
Femalen/a
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

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Asiann/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
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

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Hispanicn/a
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Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students12%
Femalen/a
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students12%
Femalen/a
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
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

Language Mechanics

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

Math

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Femalen/a
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
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Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

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Femalen/a
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African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
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

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students7%
Femalen/a
Male8%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students4%
Femalen/a
Male4%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities4%
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

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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

Reading

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

Social Studies

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
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English language learnersn/a

Biology I

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Hispanicn/a
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English language learnersn/a

English II

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Hispanicn/a
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English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

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Malen/a
African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 57% 11%
White 34% 81%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 86%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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