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Simpsonville Elementary School

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Posted May 2, 2014

Simpsonville elementary is fantastic. The teachers and administrative staff work hard to achieve student success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Simpsonville Elementary school is a great place for children, with my 3rd child attending this fall, I have nothing but praise for the staff and teaching standards. After school programs are excellent and while I am the local Cub Scout leader I have many boys attending this school and all are excelling and enjoying learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

The teachers really get to know the kids, even the teachers from different grades. No complaints from me
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I love Simpsonville! I hate that my kids had to go to another school because of our recent move, but this is the best school ever! They are great with the kids and want the best for their students success! We love Simpsonville!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

This school is based upon a community concept. All students are important and receive the individualized attention that they need. Teachers and staff are caring and helpful. Many opportunities for volunteers exist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I think that Simpsonville has a great teacher parent communication, and that' very important to me. The parents and teachers must work together that's what makes our kids learn.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
22%
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%
Female61%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American25%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American25%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%
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%
Female73%
Male61%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American40%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American47%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American60%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
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

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male66%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female51%
Male54%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
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

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

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

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 74% 81%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Black 8% 11%
Two or more races 4% 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 40%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6725 Shelbyville Rd
Simpsonville, KY 40067
Phone: (502) 722-8855

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