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Nichols Elementary School

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Posted August 9, 2013

Nichols is a wonderful school. My son has attended Nichols for 2 1/2 years now and ever since we moved him to Nichols he has loved going to school. The teachers and other staff are so loving and caring. The principal is there for our children. She goes over and beyond to make sure that things get done for our school. I wish we could get more of the parents to be involved as well. I Love Nichols Elementary!! This is going to be another AWESOME year!!! Thank you to all of the Staff there!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

My son goes to Nichols Elementary School, and I am very pleased with the progress he has shown over the past year. He has always been a fairly studious kid, but has always struggled with his speech. This year, though, my son has made huge strides in speech, and I could not be happier. The greatest thing about his progress is the fact that he is no longer ashamed to talk to his classmates for fear of having to say any word with the letter 'R' in it. It was a big deal to him and his self confidence. Thank you Nichols staff, and especially the speech department. You have made a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

Great school! Iam 28 and I have a 7yr. old daughter who now goes to this school. My mother school there as a child, then me, and now my daughter! I love it. They really work hard with the kids and my daughter enjoys going each day. She has improved on so many things and has 1 on 1 reading help! We love the area as well, very country. I feel back at home now and my children are living where i always hoped we would. The school has been remodled and looks great! I hope this school is around forever :) Great job to the school ! Teachers ..keep up the great work!!!
—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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
8%
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 Students58%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
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 Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female40%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 Students25%
Female26%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female32%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students44%
Female32%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female58%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
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

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
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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8-10 Above Average

 

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

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 93% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Black 0% 11%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10665 Hwy 44 West
West Point, KY 40177
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