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Schaffner Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 599 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2014

They will provide accommodations if you are willing to fight tooth and nail for them. Some teachers dealt well with the ADHD, others did not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

I absolutley love this school. Both my kids go and its everything a parent could ask for out of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

We have been very happy so far with Schaffner and just submitted an application for our second child to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

Schaffner students, parents & staff are by far the best. The staff cares and the parents are involved!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2011

I just happened upon this , and after readng about Shaffner Elementary, I just had to share this with everyone. My daughter, who is now 20 yrs. old, was a student at Shaffner. I can't tell you how lucky, an greatful I am that she was able to go to suh a fine, ine school. Shaffner and the staff, are directly responsible for instilling a work ethic in her, as well as gtting her ready for the next step........every year. She spent all her elementary yrs. , then went to Butler HS. , which is also a Traditional school. There isn't anything I can say to you,to explain how much of a mistake t would've been to pass up the chance for your child to go to such a great school. I wouldn't care if I had to drive my child across town every morning and afternoon, it would be greatly worth every bit of it, in the long run. You simply can't put a monitary value on what being accepted to Schaffner Elem. is worth. The qauility of education at Schaffner, just can't be equaled. Everyone, who has ever had a cild there can atest. My daughter, will graduate college next month, and it all started for her,at Schaffner Elementary ,....and I can't thank them enough.....20 yrs. later ! "SCHAFFNER ROCKS" !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

My daughter is in kindergarten at Schaffner and I couldn't be more impressed with the school.I had heard nothing but great things about the school and wanted my child to attend and luckily she was selected.It truly was like hitting the lottery when we got the letter stating she would attend Schaffner.Now that her first year is wrapping up at Schaffner she is currently doing what 1st and 2nd graders are doing at other schools.Before the start of Kindergarten the principal had a meeting with all the Kindergartener s parents and explained what he expected from both the students and parents.If you are not involved with your child s education your child won't be at Schaffner very long.If your child doesn t behave and isn't ready to work hard your child won't be at Schaffner very long.I wish all schools could have the leverage that traditional schools have but sadly they don't and they have to put up with all the BS that the traditional schools don't.If your one of the great teachers, where would you want to teach?Would you go to a school where you had to put up with parents not being involved and repeated disruptive behavior?I know I would choose the traditional route.Go DOLPHINS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

My son attends Schaffner & it is by far the best school. If I moved to another state, I would drive my child to Schaffner everyday so that he could still attend. My son struggled a bit in kindergarden and his teacher was exceptional in getting him the help he needed to succeed, now he excels in all areas. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

Schaffner is a phenomenal academic school which follows the traditional program perfectly. My son has fortunately been a proud student of Schaffner since kindergarten. Now that he is in 5th grade, I do feel as though Schaffner has prepared my son for Middle school and beyond. This school is highly structured, very challenging, and extremely exceptional to say the least. It has highly educated and knowledgeable teachers and staff. Full parent participation is an absolute must. The school is always clean and well kept. The atmosphere is friendly, inviting, and diverse. School lunches are tasty, reasonably priced, and they have even healthier options as well. To be a graduate of Schaffner Traditional Elementary gives each child the distinction of being an outstanding learner who has a love for learning and demands to be challenged. Luck has nothing to do with it. Schaffner is truly a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Schaffner is a great school for children who want to learn and be challenged. After only 6 weeks, I can tell how much my 5-year old is going to gain from their traditional program. Not only is she gaining book knowledge, she is also becoming more responsible, more accountable for her actions, and more determined to learn how to read. Everyone (from the office staff to the teachers) creates an atmosphere conducive to learning and the kids thrive in it. And the school definitely realizes that for a child to be successful at learning, the parents must be involved too. Schaffner parents are literally involved from day 1 and the school keeps you informed of your child's progress weekly. I am completely impressed by everything Schaffner has done thus far and I look forward to watching my child excel in their program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

I am also a former student and can say that my fondest memories come from being at Schaffner when I was younger. I rememeber the dependability of my teachers and even our prinicipal acutally being involved with students throughout the day. Keep up the Great work Schaffner!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2005

I am a former student of Schaffner. All in all I loved this school for all six years that I attended it. The principal is a great inspiration to all students. She gives her best and it shows. The teachers are also amazing. They are always teaching new and interesting things to the students. The only downfall of this school is that there are no extracurriclar activities. They do have a band for fifth grade students. I love this school and I miss it very much.
—Submitted by a former student


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students88%
Female96%
Male80%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female53%
Male64%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female62%
Male77%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female58%
Male32%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
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
White 63% 82%
Black 32% 11%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 39%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2701 Crums Ln
Louisville, KY 40216
Phone: (502) 485-8217

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