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Freedom Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 512 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2014

My daughter is in the special needs class at Freedom, and the staff and administration at the school are wonderful!! PTA is very involved, and the offer a lot of activities for the students!! GREAT SCHOOL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

3 of my children have attended freedom. I feel the curriculum is challenging and the staff enjoy their jobs. There are many opportunities for kids to learn and have fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

My daughter is entering the 3rd grade and my son is entering 1st this year at Freedom and I couldn't be happier with this school. The entire staff and teachers are just so nice and actually show interest in your children. I haven't heard one complaint out of my children about having to go to school. I can't believe how much they have learned in such a short time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

When we moved to Kentucky from Arizona my nephews were scared starting a new school. They were afraid to go to class by themselves, so for the first week of school the princepal walked them to class every morning and told them to have a wonderful day. It made my nephews transition so much better than it could have been. He was a very generous man to my nephews and I feel the school needs some of that generousity given back.


Posted March 7, 2007

My son transferred here this year and is in the second grade. We both love it, and he actually enjoys going to school now! I had asked a lot of people about Freedom before I made the decision to transfer him here from a private school, and every comment was always positive. The teachers I have met are wonderful, and I was amazed to hear the principal and office staff welcoming each child by name to school each morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

We moved to Bullitt County at the beginning of my daughter's 2nd grade year. I was a little nervous since we moved from another state and I knew little about the school system. Freedom Elementary exceeded my expectations. Between the teachers, staff and parents, it was apparent at the beginning everyone was there for one reason - helping the children succeed. Freedom Elementary to me is a Number 1 school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

My daughter as been at Freedom since the first year it opened. She is a fifth grader now and we both hate the thought of leaving. She has had excellent teachers every year and learned so much. I am very confident that she will be successful in middle school after being prepared by Freedom teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

I am extremely fortunate that my daughter was in the 1st class to enter kindergarten at this brand new school! She is now in 4th grade there, and loves it! I am so happy that she has had the opportunity to go to a school with the best staff and principal that this county has to offer! Our test scores show that Freedom Falcons are the best! Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

My Daughter is a kindergartner at Freedom. As a reading recovery teacher for a public school, I am very pleased with the academic programs she receives at Freedom. She has learned sooo much! I can tell that her teacher, Ms. Pierce,teaches very strategically and systematically. I am so glad that I chose Freedom for my daughter's education and I would recommend it to everyone! Robin Bolt
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Posted April 1, 2005

This school is the best school in Bullitt County. Excellent teachers, staff, and Mr. Price is a fair and top-notch principal! I can say these things because my child goes to the school! Keep up the good work at Freedom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Freedom is a top notch school. The teachers are excellent and the academic program exemplary. The principal is a fair disciplinarian and maintains a caring environment. Freedom has a great community base as is evident with their volunteer programs. I highly recommend Freedom!
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
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 Students74%
Female88%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female75%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female95%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students55%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female59%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female56%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged20%
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

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
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 94% 82%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 11%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Shepherdsville, KY 40165
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