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Shearer Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 375 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2009

My son went there for 2 yrs before we moved and he hated to leave. While he was there his teachers and the librarian always encouraged his development. Our son loved the time he was there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Although the principal of this school is experienced with learning disabled kids, and there are a few really good teachers who are dedicated, there are a few important factors which need to be dealt with. For example, there are teachers in this school that do not take parents concerns seriously, and who do not follow IEP directions for certain children. If there are kids that need special attention, they will not always get it there. As far as parental involvement, I echo the last reviewer. Parents neither take the time, nor the energy to care about what their kids do in this school, as was mentioned to me many times by my son's teachers. When a parent does get involved, a few of the lackluster teachers seem almost disgusted by someone questioning their approach. Grade? C
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

My children started attending Shearer Elem. last year after transitioning from another school within Clark County. I have to say I love the principal and staff at Shearer. Mr.Sigmond is the best principal and is always ready to address any concerns you have. He has always kept me informed of what my children are doing and always returns my phone calls. I honestly believe he is a genuine man who cares for the children at his school just like he would his own. I feel the same way with the teachers. I have been able to always address any concerns I have had and with the assurance that they will be taken care of. Shearer should be an example for all the schools in Clark County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

My son is starting 5th grade this year and has been enrolled in Shearer since starting Kindergarden. He started the year after the fire destroyed our old school and considering all the issues the staff was dealing with they made his first year of school a wonderful experience and it has continued on each year after we moved into our new school. Mr. Sigmon is just awesome with the students and staff. The teachers and other school staff are also wonderful to work with. They don't treat parents as if we are an interruption or hassle added to their day. They treat the students and parents with the utmost respect. I really am pleased my child has spent his elementary school years in such a wonderful, nurturing and caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I have watched my two nieces go through this school and now have my own there and would not want them anywhere else. All staff members are always pleasant and ready to help. My son is in first grade and loves eveything about school. Last year he would actually be on the verge of tears if he could not go to school. The way the world is now I am terrified to send my children anywhere without me, and even to school in the beginning, but my worries were eased quickly by the amazing teachers and staff. I know my child is safe and cared for there. I see proof of his learning everyday when he comes home excited about what he has learned that day. Obviously I could go on and on praising this school but I am sure you get the point. Shearer Elementary is an amazing school, and I look forward to my other children experiencing the wonderful learning and caring they offer.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
14%
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 Students23%
Female10%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female27%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students25%
Female25%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students16%
Female17%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female25%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
Female28%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged29%
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 Students28%
Female32%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students52%
Female60%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students24%
Female36%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged23%
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

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
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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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 91% 81%
Black 4% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 84%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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