School Details

Buckner Elementary School

1240 Colonels Way, Buckner, KY 40010
(502) 222-3712
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 483 students 17 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

59%
52%
44%
63%
58%
48%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Oldham County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
65%
54%
71%
54%
44%
64%
59%
49%
86%
76%
69%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Oldham County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
59%
44%
67%
62%
47%
81%
74%
59%
55%
50%
36%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Oldham County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
61%
65%
83%
83%
76%
79%
58%
64%
71%
69%
41%
76%
71%
60%

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
  • Oldham County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Buckner Elementary School is a public elementary school in Crestwood. 483 students go to Buckner Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 13% of the 483 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Buckner Elementary School is 17:1. Buckner Alternative Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 89%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our 7th year with children at Buckner & we could not be more pleased! The entire staff works to create a fun stimulating learning environment. Blended grades (K-1 2-3) give higher achieving students a chance to mentor and develop leadership skills. The test scores speak for themselves!

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school! Warm caring staff! Teachers do well meeting the needs of all students! Great Communication! Very few discipline problems!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school ranks low in my opinion. The combined classroom (k-1 in one class 2-3 in one class) damages a child's ability to learn.

  • (11 years ago)

    BESC was built in 1997 to alleviate overcrowding in one of the fastest growing districts in the state. It was near capacity when it opened in the fall of 1998. By the third school year growth in enrollment had forced the conversion of what had been a dedicated science classroom into a general use classroom. To date this space not been reclaimed for its intended purpose in fact our enrollment continues to grow at an alarming rate and could claim our art and or our music room before any new schools can be completed. Fortunately that is the full extent of our negatives and they are outside of our control. Allotted space prevents me from expounding on all the positives at BESC. However I think the statistics enumerated on this site clearly demonstrate that the parents teachers and staff at BESC work hard to provide the highest quality education possible.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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