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Medora Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 434 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 26, 2013

My daughter and I LOVE Medora Elementary! My daughter has had really great teachers here! The kids at this school are so different than the kids at most elementary schools, she has had no problems with bullying or mean kids in her classes. I never knew public school could be such a wonderful experience, but Medora Elem. has made that happen!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

My child has been moved from Carter Trad. to Medora in the fifth grade. Please give me your honest thoughts and perspectives on this. Thanks for your time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

My son has been attending Medora for 2 yrs and I only picked the school because of the test scores.I did not know any of the teachers at the time. The past 2 years have been crazy. If its not a teachers last year then its their first year. My son does not get the help he needs at the school.When I addressed problems about things I felt my son was fallen behind in and we were given no help but things to do on the computer at home and told to read more at home. I hired a tutor to help with his reading and site words. I have heard from many parents that the new principal is taking the school downhill. I have to agree with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2012

This school is ok, but just barely. It is not what it used to be before the previous principal left. She was AWESOME! I can unfortunately see Medora going downhill quickly year after year. I hate to say it, but it is just a matter of time before it becomes just like all the other horrible schools in JCPS if they do not do something, and fast. Every year the scores get worse and worse as does the behavior of the students. Such a shame, because at one time it really WAS, before the last principal retired, Louisville s best kept public school secret. Not anymore, it is like all the other schools now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

My nephew goes to Medora, and i love that he goes there. I wish i could get my child into Medora, but it is not part of our group/cluster, so i have to pay thousands of $$$$ a year in tuition to send him to a private school. If i did not send him to a private school, then his home school would be Kerrick--and that IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! It is funny how two schools can be so close physically, literally right down the street from each other, but worlds apart in education and discipline. Oh well, go figure.


Posted August 9, 2011

Medora Elementary is the best kept secret in JCPS, It's like a private school. All of the staff are fantastic , Mrs. Pickup is absolutely wonderful. My son started going there in Kindergarden and is now starting the 3rd Grade. I will hate to see my son finish school there when he goes to a middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

It's great!?! And the teachers really do care for the students.. :)


Posted February 6, 2010

Best public school in Jefferson County. It is like a FREE private school discipline and education wise. The only difference is they don't have church or a religion class for obvious reasons. Ms. Pickup is the best; we lucked out landing her!! Ms. Finn, who was her predecessor, was wonderful too. I highly recommend this school to anyone in the Medora cluster. However, get your children registered FAST, or they will wind up going to one of the sub-standard horrible schools in their cluster. Or JCPS in general for that matter. I hate to be so blunt, but it is true, Medora School is like a diamond amongst lumps of coal in JCPS. Why the other elementary schools can't mimic this school is beyond me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

Great school, both of my children attend there and the staff is excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

My son went here a few years and now my daughter goes there. Very good school. Loves the kindergarten teacher, mrs. Gadlage and her first grade teacher. She is starting the 2nd grade now and we are actually excited. I want her to finish all grades until graduating from here. I recommend this school to everyone. if you want a family friendly school, this is the one for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

As a parent, I wanted to send my kids to a great school. Medora is that school! My daughter has been there for four years and she absolutely loves it. The teachers and staff are the best, and the new principal is so involved with the kids. The education my daughter is receiving is unbelievable and I cannot wait to start my son there so he can share the same experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

Medora is a fine school! The teachers are wonderful, and are most helpful when parents and children have issues that need to be addressed. The school is clean, very organized and structured. I went to Medora as a child, and now my children are going or will go there. My daughter will begin the 5th grade this year, and my son will begin there next year for 1st grade. Keep up the good work Medora!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

Hello. I am a former student from Medora and personally, I wish I never had to leave! Medora is the best elementary school in the entire city. And it is one of the smartest! Their quick recall team came in 2nd place overall and their problem solving team came in 3rd place overall. My sister is on the quick recall team! ~!~Allison~!~
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 15, 2004

I am completely satisfied with Medora. My daughters teacher is always available if I need her and I feel that every child is special to the staff at Medora. On a few occassions I visited the school for lunch with my daughter. I am always welcome and the kids are always treated great. The education my daughter is receiving is amazing. I am thrilled with her progress. She has been at Medora for 2 yrs now and I cannot think of one negative thing to say about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

Medora is a wonderful environment with structure and disipline. I would recommend this school without any hesitation.
—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.

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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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 Students46%
Female48%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female46%
Male55%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female66%
Male47%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male45%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female55%
Male43%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female31%
Male13%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged15%
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

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
63%
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 78% 82%
Black 19% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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