School Details

Farmer Elementary School

6405 Gelhaus Ln, Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 485-8625
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 648 students 19 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

53%
41%
44%
46%
40%
48%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
48%
54%
53%
42%
44%
56%
44%
49%
75%
58%
69%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
39%
44%
63%
41%
47%
78%
52%
59%
63%
31%
36%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
55%
65%
73%
60%
66%
58%
47%
64%
61%
45%
60%
64%
37%
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 2013
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Farmer Elementary School is a public elementary school. 648 students go to Farmer Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 34% of the 648 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Farmer Elementary School is 19:1. Wheeler Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 52%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 36%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My friend s children are in this school. She told me that this school is a little too strict and do not take into consideration anything when it comes to following their rules. There was this graduation party for my friend s son and they did not let her attend it because she had a baby with her. She has no one to leave her son with and cannot afford to put him in daycare or anywhere else. She was sitting in the office crying and her son was crying as well because they didn t allow his mom to attend. This is one example.

  • (2 years ago)

    I gave this school an average rating since half the teachers are amazing and the other half are just ...well not amazing. Based on the experiences of three children going through this school as long as your kids are self motivated learners & never have problems this school is sufficient. In most Kentucky schools academics lag far behind other areas of the country & this school is no exception. The services offered are limited and there is clear bias against children with difficulties. The principal is chirpy and condescending and talks to adults like they are children. She acts more like a preschool teacher than a principal and has actually said that certain children do not "fit in with the culture of MY school!" That is a direct quote I find interesting since the school belongs to the children and the community not her. There are certain teachers that go the extra mile to help your child reach their potential and instill a strong sense of self worth unfortunately some are rigid and uncaring and undo all the good of others. So if you have a typical kid this school is fine if your child requires extra help or attention I suggest you look elsewhere.

  • (3 years ago)

    I absolutley loved this school! The academics are excellent. The principal is great! The teachers where awesome!!!!! They have academic teams a morning broadcast and a band and orchestra that meet twice a week. The band and orchestra teachers are from ramsey middle school and ramsey middle has a distinguish rating band and orchestra aswell. The teachers are leaders the students are great and it's a smaller school. There are 3 hallways kindergarten and 1st grade wing 2nd and 3rd grade wing and 4th and 5th grade wing. Last year they just installed a new play ground. The school is 5 years old I was a 3rd grader the 1st year it opened and I graduated to middle school 09-10. Excellent choice for elementary school.

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