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Kit Carson Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2014

My Son went to this school for 5 years,I have to say The Teachers at Kit Carson were great in teaching him a lot,He loved going to school,He miss's seeing the Teachers here ..A wonderful school....Mrs Lykins was the Best TEACHER ever she loved her kids and they loved her......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

We live just down the street and choose for 9 years to pay private tuition instead. Our $40m in property tax money was certainly not for our benefit.


Posted October 15, 2010

The teachers are so caring and they create a "family feel" atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

I think Kit Carson is a great school. My son had Miss. Mattingly for first grade and could not wait to go to school. She was a great teacher who cares about students and made learning fun. I wish every teacher was like her. She is the best of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Love it! Great Teachers who inspire learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

I currently have 3 kids at the school, all of whom have been at the school for their entire elementary careers. Most importantly, we have been satisfied with all of our teachers and all of our childs' educational experiences. As in any school, some teachers are more organized and better communicators with parents than others. Additionally, as the other reviewer suggested, the school would benefit from more parental involvement. There seems to be a core group of about 25 or 30 parents that do everyting for the school. All in all, we're glad our kids are at Kit Carson; we feel it's the best elementary in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

I really enjoy having my daughter in this school. Her teacher is great and all of the students love to see her. She wakes up every morning ready to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

I think this school has definite pluses. The independence they teach the children is a good level along with high expectations of them to do their best, working with them when they have trouble in any given subject. The teachers are willing to talk to you when they know you want to talk. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to be involved, but you NEED to be involved, so as to know what is going on. There are not calendars of events for some of the grades, I noted, which would be very helpful. However, all it takes is a phone call to find out what is coming up.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%
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 Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female45%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female39%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students22%
Female25%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female50%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students36%
Female44%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged17%
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

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 81%
Black 4% 11%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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

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