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Hopkins Elementary School

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Posted June 6, 2014

I have 2 kids that have gone to first grade here. We loved their teachers. They were very caring and dedicated.So was the principle and other staff we met. There is a pretty good pta. The problems that we had were that my kids weren't challenged enough and got bored with lessons a lot. I think there are quite a few kids in the community that may not have a family with a great educational background. They had been trying to cater to these kids some, which may not have been the best thing for the school. It is apparent that they are working on improving the educational quality of the school. With a little more time I think their rating will certainly improve. They have a great staff that can get the job done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Both my sons attend they love it. In K & 1 and can speak some Chinese.
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Posted November 6, 2008

My son attends the 4th grade at Hopkins. This is his third year there. The teachers are very compassionate about their jobs and it is a very safe school. They have neat activities like the Dr. Seuss reading day and an outstanding Fall Festival. The principal and assistant principal are very focused on students' academic progress and keeping the school safe and positive. This school has the most attractive displays of student work in each hallway that I have ever seen. Good work folks! NN
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Posted October 26, 2005

I have two children who currently attend Hopkins Elementary. Both of them are excelling academically and socially. Not enough good could be said about the quality education and the wonderful teachers and staff at this school. At Hopkins, children are cared for and cared about.
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Posted April 25, 2005

My son has attended Hopkins since Kindergarten. He is a 3rd grader and loves it. He has had wonderful teachers that have not only taught him a great deal, but genuinely care about him as well as all the students. The academic programs, grading system, testing, incentives, etc. are great! There are plenty of extracurricular activities. No one can ever say 'I'm bored!' Parent involvement is more than welcome and, if needed, appointments to speak to a child's teacher is not a problem. I enjoy having lunch with my child too. There is simply a pleasant atmosphere when you walk into and out of the school. I not only feel that my son is being well taken care of educationally, I believe he is very safe there. That's very important to me.
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%
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%
Female59%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities24%
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 Students62%
Female72%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female54%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female74%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 80% 81%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Black 4% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Somerset, KY 42501
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