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Sutton Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 374 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2009

Awesome school with great leadership! Teachers are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

We are finishing our first year at Sutton after moving to Owensboro from another state. When I moved to Owensboro I was so worried about the schools as we came from a city with an outstanding school system. From day one I felt like I walked into the most welcoming place that was so child centered. Mr. Lydanne made us feel like we were home. We knew instantly that he loved and cared for reach child in his school. As we walked down the hall children came up to hug him and he acknowledged the children with a wink, a smile, and a word of encouragement to them. You could tell that his attitude towards the students was contagious as the teachers and other staff modeled the same behavior as well. We are thrilled with Sutton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

My niece attened Sutton while she lived with me her kindergarten year. All the teachers are wonderful and know just how far to push them in learning. Mr. Lyddane is a wonderful princpal he's so caring and concerned about everyone. He's like a kid himself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

My son started Kindergarten at Sutton this year and we LOVE the school. His teacher is great and all the faculty and staff are helpful and friendly. I feel safe with my son at Sutton and know he is getting a good education. He had already learned so much just in the first few weeks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

Sutton is a school with a loving, family feel, where teachers and staff provide the children with a safe, encouraging environment. Academically, they encourage each child to stretch themselves to reach their highest potential. The teachers routinely receive training in the current trends in education and apply the newest techniques. The principal keeps abreast of the available technology and an active PTO helps purchase the programs that will keep the children at the forfront of learning.
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Posted August 2, 2006

My son just started third grade today, and has been at Sutton since kindergarten. Everyone, including faculty, staff, the lunchroom ladies and custodians are extremely friendly and helpful. Most know the children and their families on a first name basis (this is very comforting). James Lyddane, Sutton Principal, is outstanding, and the kids love him. He is always available and very active. He can even be seen working at a cross-walk near the school campus after school is dismissed. Mr Lyddane also keeps parents posted with all school activities and news in his weekly email. Parent involvement at Sutton is encouraged. This a wonderful place for kids to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%
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 Students55%
Female33%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female75%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female46%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female44%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female78%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

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 84% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 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 43%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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2060 Lewis Ln
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: (270) 686-1140

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