School Details

Newton Parrish Elementary School

510 Byers Ave, Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 686-1100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 413 students 15 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

61%
38%
46%
66%
54%
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
  • Owensboro Independent School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
47%
52%
51%
44%
49%
47%
49%
54%
66%
67%
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
  • Owensboro Independent School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
88%
46%
92%
64%
66%
87%
86%
71%

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
  • Owensboro Independent School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Newton Parrish Elementary School is a public elementary school in Owensboro. 413 students attend Newton Parrish Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 61% of the 413 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Newton Parrish Elementary School is 15:1. Owensboro Catholic Elementary K-3 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 67%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 17%
Multiracial 12% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 2%
Asian 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Newton Parrish for 3 years now (K-2) and my husband and I have been more than happy with this school. The teachers aides librarian and principal are dedicated to the success and achievement of the students. There is a waking track on site to encourage students to walk and jog for exercise. Music enrichment/education is offered at the elementary level-- students can learn to play violin handchimes or sing in the choir. (My 2nd grader is learning how to read music notes!) They urge students to read by using the Accelerated Reader program as well as having Reading Fun nights at the school. They have a great "anti-bullying" rule that is truly followed by all staff members. Last (but not least) the volunteers at this school put in SO many hours and make the school that much more fun and friendly for all. Keep up the great work!!

  • (9 years ago)

    With two children four years apart in age I have had a child in this school for the past eight years. I am pleased with the environment which is just the right amount of discipline mixed with a focus on academic achievement. Accelerated reading points are emphasized. There is an outdoor walking track students can use for exercise. Music class can include choir or handchimes. There are several teachers who have taught there for years and are happy to be teaching there. The student body is fairly diverse for this region. Students are identified as gifted and may switch teachers for reading and math. There is a dedicated PTO that hosts annual chili suppers teacher appreciation day and fourth-grade graduation among other things. Overall we have been very pleased with the education provided by this school.

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