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Kirksville Elementary School

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Posted January 26, 2014

This school not only support children, but parents too. All of the staff, and I mean ALL are nice and helpful. I have not been to the American schools, so I don't know The system an rules, but each and everyone there is Very happy to help and give not only info but advice too. I'm very thankful for all of them, from Mrs. Pam and her Buetiful smile to the principleto all the great teachers to the nice cafeteria staff, And the genderes. Please do your kid an your self a favore and attend Kirksville elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

My 6 year old daughter started 1st grade at Kirksville this year and she went to kindergarten there last year and we both love this school. The teachers are very caring about their students and they seem to be more than happy to work with your child if there is a problem that needs addressing. I have very good experience out of the school, including the office people, the nurse and the guidance counselor. So far my daughter has made all "A's" with a couple of "B's." So we are getting very good learning results from her teachers. Definitely would recommend this school to anyone who has a young child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

After five years, I can say that I have experience in this school. Teachers are good, but the front desk lady who has been there since my child started attending this school, is always mean to me, rude with me, and she never looked at me in the eye. I hate to go to pick up me child if sick or visit if any event, because of her!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

My children just started at Kirksville this year and they love it. We came from a private school and I was worried about the kind of education they would get in a public school. But only after 3 1/2 months I am impressed! The Principle, Mrs. Burns is great! She really cares about her students and greatly incourages parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I think this is a wonderful school. Very clean and from what my child tells me he said the lunches are 'good Mom' so I don't worry if he will be hungry. The teachers that I have delt with are great. The principal is very understanding. Overall this is a great school. I am glad my child attends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Low parent involvement, but I attribute that to the fact that the school is well run. Eight year old school building still feels new. No glaring problems that would make parents want to pitch in and help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

My daughter started in preschool at Kirksville. I was quite nervous, but the teachers were understanding and put us at ease. The preschoolers and kindergarteners have bathrooms in their rooms and have their own playground. I was in the classroom on many occasions and found the kids were well cared for and happy! I would have liked for my daughter to have been challenged more, but in preschool there are three, four and five year olds so the curriculum is pretty basic. Kindergarten should be a lot different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2003

2001-2002 was my step-son's first year at Kirksville. We were very pleased of the way they handled our delicate situation. Their level of security is great, no one can enter without authorization and signing in at the office. Thank you to Mr. Harrison, Ms. Tackett, and the secretary (name forgotten), and Ms. Young. You will all be remembered for your time and understanding.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
28%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners30%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners40%
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 Students49%
Female58%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female50%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female42%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female84%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students25%
Female32%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities10%
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

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
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 86% 81%
Black 6% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 50%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Richmond, KY 40475
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