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Painted Stone Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 543 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2011

I went to Painted Stone from K-5 and I LOVED IT! The teachers had their days ~ I would say that it is the best school that is in Shelby County, after all - they do have the highest CATS scores! "PSE is the PLACE TO BE!" That is the motto of PSE ~ and it is true! My second grade teacher inspired me to become a teacher!


Posted October 19, 2010

Staff members at Painted Stone are wonderful! Everyone is there for the right reason and that is to help children learn and succeed. My son is in 1st grade and I can't imagine him being at any other school. I love PSES!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

PSE has a great attitude. You feel it when you walk in the door. The staff, teachers and students are all happy to be there. We just recieved notification that we scored the highest in the district on our standardized tests last year. This school started strong and has continued to improve in every aspect through the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

I am so impressed with Painted Stone Elementary and ahwat a strong interest they have taken in my children. The teachers and administration really show they care about my children academically, socially, and emotionally. They call when my children are absent, work my children if they are stuggling or they provide enrichment. The new motto for Painted Stone is 'PSE is the place to be!' ...and it truly is...for students and adults!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

Painted Stone should be commended for the job they do when educatinge our children! I am amazed that they have so many quality educators all in one building! Please continue making a difference in each child's life! Your dedication is phenomenal and truly undervalued.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

Painted Stone is the best place to be. We have excellent leadership and I am proud to be a teacher here. I have seen this school grow into an optimal learning enviornment for students and teachers alike. PSE is very focused on student achievement but, doesn't forget to take care of the whole child. I want my own children to go here and experience what we have to offer!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2008

This is a school with a great deal of pride and many, many talented teachers. I have been extraordinarily impressed by this group of professionals. You cannot do better than this school for any child of any background!


Posted September 16, 2008

My daughter has attended this school for 5 years. I have been consistently impressed with the level of learning that is going on within the school. The new principal, Mrs. Shipley, is passionate about all students reaching their potential. Upon meeting her, it is clear that she isn't just 'talking the talk.' I feel fortunate to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

We have a warm, welcoming environment that is conducive to proficient student learning. PSE is the best place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

Painted Stone Elementary has once again shown their excellence as a school! The KCCT scores were awesome for the 2008 school year scores! Going into the building makes one aware of the wonderful learning environment that exist in the school as a whole and in each and every classroom. Staff and students are wonderful!


Posted September 16, 2008

I am so proud to be a part of Painted Stone Elementary. I have been a teacher here since the first day the doors opened, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. It's not uncommon to find teachers here late at night and every weekend. Willingly we sacrifice time with our families for our students, for they are that important to us! Eventhough we are proud to have the highest test scores in the district, we are even more proud of the relationships we have with our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

Painted Stone has a hard-working, dedicated staff that embraces a learning environment that strives for the success of all children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

Painted Stone Elementary is an excellent school. Our recent test scores are a testament to our dedication in reaching every child who becomes a part of our family. We have high expectations for every child, and every child is asked to give his or her personal best effort in every area of learning. From behavior to academics, there is no better environment for students in Shelby County than PSE.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

Painted Stone is the best place to work because every teacher cares about each individual student. They are supportive of students academics, as well as their social development. Painted Stone parents are very supportive in each and every classroom. I feel very blessed and privileged to work with such professionals and wonderful families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

Painted Stone is a school full of professional teachers who give of themselves to instruct all students. All staff members from paraprofessionals to the office staff have one goal in mind...continuing to teach all students that will one day become productive citizens that have a positive impact on the world.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

Painted Stone is an amazing school that takes great pride in focusing on each individual student. I feel very honored to work with such great students, parents, teachers, and staff. Beth Bradbury
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2008

Painted Stone has the best Professional Learning Community because we make decisions that are in the best interest of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Painted Stone is far and away the best elementary school not only in Shelby County, but in this entire area! Our son is a fifth grader this year and has attended PSE every year. We are so thankful for the high-quality education he has received thus far. We know he will miss his PSE family when he goes to middle school next year, but look forward to our other two (pre-school age) children having the opportunity to attend this outstanding school soon. We also feel confident that PSE has prepared him well for his future. The principal, Michelle Shipley, and each and every teacher at PSE are dynamic, caring individuals who are well-trained in current best practices. Shelby County is lucky to have PSE and we are exceedingly lucky to be a part of the PSE family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

lot of good teachers, but the few rude ones make the school less favorable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

Painted Stone is attempting to provide a quality education, however, their lack of systematic, explicit instruction leaves students floundering in a sea of disconnected instructional ideas. In the end it is the student who struggles to make connections and put order to what they are taught. Painted Stone has a large number of new teacher who would benefit from solid instructional modeling.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students43%
Female42%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners43%

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American30%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners27%
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 Students61%
Female76%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners46%

Math

All Students46%
Female58%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American13%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American31%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners23%

Science

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American63%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learners46%
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 Students53%
Female58%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American57%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female58%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American14%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female58%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American43%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners25%
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

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
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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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

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 57% 81%
Hispanic 29% 4%
Black 9% 11%
Two or more races 4% 2%
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 53%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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