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Paintsville Elementary School

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Posted July 19, 2012

I have been impressed by this small school. I have grown up in Johnson county and attended the county school system. I decided to move my children to Piantsville for the one on one attention the teachers are able to give due to the smaller classroom size. The pricipal has impressed me as he is outside every morning greeting the children rain or shine and the kids really feel comfortable with him and his staff. They know my children by name and allow me to be a part of their education in any way possible. The teachers are wonderful and truly treat each student with respect no matter who their parents are or how much money they have. I know in this small town over the years people have gotten the impression Paintsville is the "Rich" school well I have not seen this to be an issue at all. The effort to make each child feel a part of the school and education process is impressive. I would suggest Paintsville to anyone who wants their childs education to come first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Overall excellent school. Exceptional afterschool program and academic programs, lots of extra-curricular activites. Teacher involvement could stand a little improvement but this is different for each classroom. Principal is extremely personable and very involved. I like the fact that at PES, kids are individuals, not numbers. School is very clean and well maintained, lunch program is great. Safe environment. Good support from the BOE for funding for all groups and projects, not just sports. The gym does need a new or better air conditioner but other than that, there is no other place I'd rather send my kids to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

My children are receiving a wonderful education at Paintsville Elementary! We have been very impressed with the dedicated teachers and staff. They have made our children feel welcome and loved. We really like the small school atmosphere; and the attention to individual student needs is very impressive. As professionals who have recently re-located to Paintsville, we were very pleased with the long-standing academic tradition of Paintsville Independent Schools. This school system maintains excellent CTBS and CATS test scores, as well as acheives some of the highest ACT scores in the state. The majority of PHS graduates attend college, graduate, and succeed in varied careers. Paintsville Elementary School builds the strong academic foundation on which students can flourish...they teach more than the answers to a state test. They boast high expecations and clear academic success. I highly reccommend this school, as opposed to any other local school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

This is the best school in the county. The teachers take time for each student not just the smartest child. The are taught a well rounded education, not just test questions. If I had 30 children, everyone would get their education at Paintsville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

I think this school is a great school because they encourage parent envolvment inside the school as well as the classroom. The teachers invite you to be a hands on parent and that is wonderfull.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

Paintsville Elementary is a great school because of its size and location. Everyone knows everyone else in this small town so there is a big trust factor when your children are going to a school where friends and family work. However, because of its small size, funding is low and our children do not get the books, equipment, etc. that they need. Being a member of the PTO, I would very much like to see more parent involvement. This is the only way to insure our children are going to get their educational needs met.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

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

Language Mechanics

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%
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%
Female39%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students24%
Female16%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
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

Math

All Students25%
Female24%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female39%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female67%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students12%
Female18%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged6%
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

Language Mechanics

All Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female57%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged48%
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

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
62%
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

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

Biology I

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

English II

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

U.S. History

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
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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325 2nd St
Paintsville, KY 41240
Phone: (606) 789-2651

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