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Newton Parrish Elementary School

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Posted May 21, 2012

My daughter has been attending Newton Parrish for 3 years now (K-2) and my husband and I have been more than happy with this school. The teachers, aides, librarian and principal are dedicated to the success and achievement of the students. There is a waking track on site to encourage students to walk and jog for exercise. Music enrichment/education is offered at the elementary level-- students can learn to play violin, handchimes or sing in the choir. (My 2nd grader is learning how to read music notes!) They urge students to read by using the Accelerated Reader program as well as having Reading Fun nights at the school. They have a great "anti-bullying" rule that is truly followed by all staff members. Last (but not least) the volunteers at this school put in SO many hours, and make the school that much more fun and friendly for all. Keep up the great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

With two children four years apart in age, I have had a child in this school for the past eight years. I am pleased with the environment which is just the right amount of discipline mixed with a focus on academic achievement. Accelerated reading points are emphasized. There is an outdoor walking track students can use for exercise. Music class can include choir or handchimes. There are several teachers who have taught there for years and are happy to be teaching there. The student body is fairly diverse for this region. Students are identified as gifted and may switch teachers for reading and math. There is a dedicated PTO that hosts annual chili suppers, teacher appreciation day, and fourth-grade graduation, among other things. Overall, we have been very pleased with the education provided by this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial30%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students68%
Female81%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female83%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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

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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

Below 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
White 75% 81%
Two or more races 12% 2%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Black 5% 11%
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 61%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Owensboro, KY 42303
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