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Goshen At Hillcrest Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted May 16, 2011

Top notch education and dedicated staff, teachers and support personnel. We couldn't be happier and we've had two children attend Goshen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

Goshen is a great school! We recently moved (from JCPS) specifically to be able to attend this school and couldn't be any happier with our decision. Our kids are being challenged, their teachers are top-notch, and we highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a great school in Oldham Co.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

The staff at this school with the exception of a few are snobs. I don't know what the other reviewers were talking about but the principal at this school is terrible! The guidance counselor also could use some lessons in handling children. I would not send my kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is a great school. My children love their teachers and principals like their family. They strive to do their best because they want to please them. The school is always offering free extra activities to keep families involved. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

Goshen Elementary is an excellent school, in every sense of the word. Our child grew both intellectually and emotionally, which was a result of a highly attentive teacher and her assistant. The teaching staff is only out-performed by the A+ Principle who is highly energetic and involved at all times. The facility is world-class, with an exceptional library. We could not imagine a better place to educate our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I love this school, I really do but I just can't get past the rudeness of the front office staff. Have you ever been through airport security and felt like you were handled abruptly and without compassion? These people do not smile and there is a high turnover rate in the front office. However, the rest of the school staff is top notch. I wish they could hire some better people for the front, it's the first impression of the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

Incredible school! The parents are very involved and want to help. The staff is excellent and work very hard to make sure students learn to their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Excellent leadership from principal Great individualized attention Wonderful student participation and comradery. Parent involvement: excludes working parent(s) with time of scheduled input meetings, SBCM and PTA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

We cannot say enough good things about this school. The entire staff at the school are like one big family. The academic program is one that should be mirrored by other districts. The teachers and leadership are an example for other schools to follow. We presented a challenge for the district for the 2004-05 year with our daughter who has special needs. They made the transiton easy and made the needs of our daughter priority in her education. Mrs. Banbury, is an awesome teacher and we will forever be grateful for her and Mrs. Mary and Mrs. Debbie for all they have given to our daughter. The wonderful thing about this school and district is that they give this same love and consideration to all of their children. All children have special needs. Handicapped or not. Thanks for a great year we will miss you.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students62%
Female69%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female82%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities39%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
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 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 Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female76%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Above 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 88% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 3%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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