School Details

Garden Springs Elementary School

2151 Garden Springs Dr, Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3388
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 566 students 16 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

50%
47%
44%
61%
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48%

KY00212

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
57%
54%
39%
48%
44%
56%
52%
49%
67%
70%
69%

KY00212

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
53%
44%
46%
53%
47%
62%
67%
59%
33%
38%
36%

KY00212

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
72%
65%
80%
81%
76%
80%
68%
64%
68%
66%
41%
67%
68%
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
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Garden Springs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lexington. 566 students go to Garden Springs Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 28% of the 566 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Garden Springs Elementary School is 16:1. Lexington Junior Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 73% 57%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter went to Garden Springs and I loved it except she was always complaining about the music teacher and the parents and office staff seem "gossipy" She really enjoyed her Kindergarten 2nd and 3rd grade teachers but her 1st Grade teacher was always yelling at the students I joined the PTA but found that group very rude. I honestly didn't like the former principal but Mr. Brehm is always fun and really loves the kids. My daughter left because of bullying and other kids... I felt the kids weren't behaving appropriately (they were "dating" and swearing) so my daughter now attend The Lexington School

  • (1 year ago)

    I had two children in this school and that was two too many. We had one good teacher and the rest were terrible. The principal seemed unsure of herself and had very bad leadership qualities. Did nothing to address bullying behavior. Three principals in three years.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my third year with children at Garden Springs. All of the teachers my children have had have been excellent. They have gone over and above to challenge them. I originally had concerns about the principal who was there when we started but has since left. The new principal is awesome! With our new principal I'm very excited about the future of Garden Springs!

  • (3 years ago)

    The school is amazing. All of my kids have attended GSE and I highly recommend the school. I have a few concerns mainly the new principal they have filling in she seems to think that rewarding children with candy is wrong and has even banned one of the ways that the 5th grade class raised money for their trip. And from what I am gathering she has also banned sports being played in gym. You would think that the Principal would want the children to get more exercise than just walking and running around the gym.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is not one of the best schools in the city by any means. It's very average but is an OK school. The principal is not very helpful and the school could use a new counselor. The PTA is very good. Help with the administration (principal and counselor) would benefit this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teaching is fine but mediocre compared to top rated schools. I don't care for the principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    The staff at Garden Springs Elementary has made the educatonal experience for my son a vey rewarding one. The dedication and professioanlism they have shown over the years makes me very conficent that he is receiveing the best education possible. He loves going to school every day! My daughter will begin school next year. I have no doubt that she will receive the same level support and care as my son has over the past few years. Great people make a great school!

  • (10 years ago)

    Both my son and daughter attended Garden Springs Elementary grades K - 5. I cannot say enough about the deadicated caring professional staff at this school. My son was identified with a reading comprehension problem very early and was placed on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to overcome the problem. The staff worked tirelessly to challenge him at every turn. My son still strugles with reading but today he is a successful high school student with a B average. There is no doubt in my mind that most of the credit for what he has achieved is due the the staff at Garden Springs. They were wonderful!

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