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Shirley Mann Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 803 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted November 7, 2012

Great school, great academics, challenges students on "their" level, teachers are very involved with parents, staff keep communication lines open, principal truly cares for each child at Mann. We are so privileged our child has the opportunity to attend such an academic forward school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2010

The school board should take a serious look into the true policy that this school administration and it's teachers have toward education and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

Top notch school! Awesome teachers, awesome staff. My daugher is in her 2nd year there and we have nothing but good things to say. Great communicatin from the teachers (weekly newsletter emailed, agendas with daily notes) and from the school too (weekly newsletter, calls when appropriate, fliers sent in a weekly folder). The teachers go above and beyond in everyway. Tons of parents volunteer and there are lots of opportunities to contribute to the school and community in other ways with fund raisers if you choose to. Good activities. My daughter loves the school. Homework is an appropriate amount. Lots of fun programs worked into the schedule too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

I must respectfully disagree with the review written on January 27, 2009. As a Mann parent, I cannot speak highly enough of this school, its' faculty, staff, and students. The students are top-notch, caring, compassionate, respectful, and bright. The curriculum is challenging, but manageable, engaging students of all learning styles, and ability levels. The teachers and staff go above and beyond the call of duty in every sense of the word. From the courteousness of the office staff, to the phenomenal amount of volunteerism on the part of teachers, and parents, and the professionalism/knowledge of the teachers, our students are learning in an incredible environment. I've seen these students excell (above the rest) as they move to Gray - a clear indication that their time at Mann was a true success. Mann is defintely a special, special school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

My child has attended this school for three years, as many years as the school has been open. The teachers, as a whole, are tough but compassionate. I believe everyone at my child's school wants him to succeed at high levels. The parent involvement is phenomenal. Too many activities to count for both kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

I must agree with the previous review. I also had a child attend 5th grade at Mann. My student received a large amount of homework especially in the areas of Math and Science. I too have had several issues with the teachers, one in particular, using intimidation towards students. I approached the administration with my concerns and unfortunately seemed to make things only worse for my child. The school board should take a serious look into the true policy that this school administration and it's teachers have toward education and students.
—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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students68%
Female64%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners90%

Reading

All Students61%
Female57%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian44%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners20%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
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

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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 89% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 11%
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 9%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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