School Details

Bristow Elementary School

6151 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 842-1960
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 696 students 16 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

26%
44%
46%
36%
50%
54%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Warren County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
51%
52%
27%
49%
49%
44%
53%
54%
52%
69%
71%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Warren County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
49%
53%
35%
53%
56%
23%
53%
58%
19%
37%
39%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Warren County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
51%
40%
43%
58%
47%
44%
60%
53%
49%
62%
52%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Warren County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
46%
60%
74%
66%
42%
39%
71%
46%
68%
60%
66%
57%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Warren County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bristow Elementary School is a public middle school in Plum Springs. 696 students attend Bristow Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 69% of the 696 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bristow Elementary School is 16:1. Warren East Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 77%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 11% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Love Bristow! Love Bristow teachers! I have two children and a niece that attend Bristow Elem. They range from preschool 1st and 3rd. The past and present teachers have been nothing but blessing in my children's lives. They are eager to learn and supported and motivated every step of the way. Extra curricular activities are encouraged as well and we take part in Girl Scouts and a few different sports where the parents have the opportunity to step up and volunteer.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children started at Bristow in 4th and 1st grades. I was leary of allowing them to go to this school based on the state scores but have been nothing but pleased with the quality of the education my children receive here. The administrators and the teaching staff along with the support staff have always been welcoming and accomodating. My children both score high on the standardized tests each year (as high as and/or higher than they scored at alvaton elementary and cumberland trace elementary). We have had very few issues with other students as far as bullying/ classroom environment. I am VERY pleasantly surprised with our experience at Bristow and I am continuing to send my kids here even though we have recently moved into a "better" school district. I feel that this school does the absolute BEST with the conditions they are given to work within and couldn't imagine having a better more well rounded learning environment for my students. As an active parent volunteer and a family member of a Bristow staff member I see a lot of what goes on inside the school and I have no qualms with how Mrs. Wolfram or her staff handle the operations.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is NOT at all for a child who needs extra help there are to many students and if your child is struggling he or she will be lost in the shuffle .

  • (4 years ago)

    Bristow is a great school with a caring staff who work to educate all children with love and understanding.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to Bristow since kindergarten.I don't like all of the school's policies but my daughter has had alot of good experiences at this school.She's on Honor Roll Leadership and likes most of her teachers.Typical 11 year old.She has really grown into herself over the last few years.She's confidant in her abilities and getting more so every year.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to this school for 3 years and we've been very pleased. Our daughter has excelled academically. The teachers are completely awesome (well the 1-3 grade teachers we haven't gotten to the higher grades yet). All staff including the principal are extremely nice and professional. Kudos to Mrs. Jourdan Mrs. Richmond and Ms. Jones they've done a wonderful job with our daughter.

  • (6 years ago)

    i have two children at bristow and they love thier teachers i think very highly of the school and its staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am totally dissatisfied with Bristow. They give a lot of lip service to 'performance and critical thinking' but I'm not seeing it. I think they're TRYING but honestly the punitiveness is so ingrained in this school that they don't even see it. I removed my daughter because I truely believe that school was damaging to her. We are homeschooling now.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school as a parent of a special needs child Bristow has always gone above and beyond to meet the needs of my child.

  • (6 years ago)

    Bristow is a excellent school the staff there is so informative and helpful in addressing the needs of the students. Our children are happy there and love all the teachers

  • (7 years ago)

    i went to bristow and absoulutely loved it . props to mrs.moore she was my favorite ever!

  • (7 years ago)

    wonderful school. needs some improvements but absolutely wonderful teachers and staff. Mrs. Moore is a great music teacher and encourages all students to find their talents. Mr.Cook is also a very exceptional person. He is the best principal a school could ever have. He is very involved in the students progress and encourages all students to be achievers.

  • (8 years ago)

    My grandson goes to this school and has done very well. His parents and I are quite pleased. However I do not recommed the after school program...it is full of teaching students who are not interested in the students. They have the attitude that they are just there to take up space.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended Bristow in 1st grade after having a teacher in another school district for Kindergarten. It is such a wonderful school where my daughter and I both felt comfortable! We love Bristow and recommend it to anyone!

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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