School Details

David T. Wilson Elementary School

1075 Old Ekron Rd, Brandenburg, KY 40108
(270) 422-7540
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-6 457 students 18 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

62%
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69%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2011
  • Meade County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
61%
44%
51%
56%
47%
61%
65%
59%
32%
39%
36%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2011
  • Meade County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
53%
44%
64%
53%
39%
59%
52%
46%
63%
51%
48%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2011
  • Meade County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
75%
65%
84%
81%
66%
77%
73%
64%
73%
66%
60%
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31%
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
  • Meade County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

David T. Wilson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brandenburg. 457 students attend David T. Wilson Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 44% of the 457 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at David T. Wilson Elementary School is 18:1. Brandenburg Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I would agree that many of the teachers are very good and concerned about the children. I do not agree with an earlier parent that states that is should be boring. There are no special programs like Family Fridays to get the parents involved regularly. It would be nice if the kids were exposed to more public speaking opportunities via a speech and/or science competition. I also strongly agree that is is difficult to fit in if you are not a long time local family.

  • (5 years ago)

    DTW has not been a great experience for my son. The school is extremely concerned with tests scores and the expense of enjoyment of learning. I have not felt welcomed as a parent. It is very hard to fit in if you are not a local resident.

  • (5 years ago)

    My 11 year old i bored at school? Of course Its a learning facility It's not supposed to be a fun place like an amusement park. Geesh. Wake up parents! I think all kids are bored at school but at least they get their education. They don't need a nurse. Whenever a child does not feel well or so what they go to the office where the ladys in the office helps them. My child has gone to dtw for 3 years and is now in 6th grade. She loves that school and never wants to leave. Shes scared of the middle school because in dtw you have lockers inside your classroom.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's ok. No nurse on duty. No real special/exciting classes. My 11 year old is bored at school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has welcomed mychildren and worked hard to ensure they learn and also to enjoy their learning! They recently reached 101 on the state testing. The students work hard but they are proud of their school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have nothing but great things to say about David T Wilson Elementary! I have had 2 children go to school here and both have done exceptionally well. I am impressed with the involvement of the staff with my children's education and overall genuine concern for their welfare. My daughter did not want to grow up because of having to leave DTW Elementary! It is easy to get involved for those parents that wish to do so as there are newsletters and notes sent home often. Thank you DTW for making my children happy and for giving them a great educational experience!

  • (11 years ago)

    The Principal is a very people-oriented individual with great character and leadership. The children seem to really like her. My child really likes her. Most of the teachers with an exception of a few are terrific. I have found most are not parent-friendly. They do not encourage you or ask you to volunteer in the classrooms. In fact they don't put out the invite. I know of several parents who signed up at the beginning of the year to volunteer however they have never been called to-date. That is my only concern with the teachers. Other than that I would say overall the school is pretty nice.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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