Norton Elementary

Summary:

Norton Elementary is a highly-performing public elementary school located in Louisville, Kentucky, serving 734 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several consecutive years.

Norton Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in mathematics, reading, science, writing, social studies, and editing/mechanics compared to the Jefferson County and Kentucky state averages. The school's diverse student population, with 57.77% White, 12.94% African American, 6.95% Hispanic, 14.71% Asian, and 6.4% two or more races, is notable compared to nearby schools like Chancey Elementary and Zachary Taylor Elementary, which have a more homogeneous student body. Additionally, Norton Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 22.75%, compared to the higher percentages at nearby schools.

Norton Elementary's exceptional performance is further demonstrated by its consistent top rankings in the state, including a ranking as high as 4th out of 700 schools in the 2018-2019 school year. The school's 5-star rating from SchoolDigger is a testament to its dedication to excellence, and its strong performance across various student subgroups, such as female, male, Asian, African American, and white students, shows its ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population and ensure equitable educational opportunities.


Detail:

Public K-5

 8101 Brownsboro Road
       Louisville, KY  40241


(502) 485-8308

District: Jefferson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 687 Kentucky Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,756 Help


Students who attend Norton Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Kammerer Middle
High:    Ballard High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  734

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.8%
Asian:
14.7%
African American:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.8% Help


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Compare Details Norton Elementary ranks better than 98.8% of elementary schools in Kentucky. It also ranks 2nd among 86 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Norton Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (57.8%), Asian (14.7%), African American (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Norton Elementary is 16.7. 69 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Norton Elementary is $13,756. 79 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Norton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Norton Elementary 8th of 687 Kentucky public elementary schools. (See Norton Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County 136th of 160 Kentucky school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Norton Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 90.16 35th 638 94.5%
2008 87.62 42nd 651 93.5%
2009 80.39 96th 658 85.4%
2010 80.44 89th 683 87.0%
2011 85.05 60th 688 91.3%
2012 91.52 24th 713 96.6%
2013 88.60 37th 719 94.9%
2014 88.80 30th 705 95.7%
2015 94.82 10th 698 98.6%
2016 95.85 7th 690 99.0%
2017 95.05 9th 694 98.7%
2018 94.86 11th 691 98.4%
2019 96.28 4th 700 99.4%
2021 91.60 18th 517 96.5%
2022 97.11 6th 684 99.1%
2023 96.22 8th 687 98.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.10 3rd 40 92.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.06 4th 661 99.4%
2023 70.35 49th 257 80.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.56 71st 631 88.7%
2019 84.94 37th 664 94.4%
2021 88.59 14th 275 94.9%
2022 88.99 20th 667 97.0%
2023 82.27 50th 670 92.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.51 10th 663 98.5%
2019 95.22 3rd 671 99.6%
2021 88.75 11th 312 96.5%
2022 96.63 4th 641 99.4%
2023 95.74 7th 639 98.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.05 199th 445 55.3%
2022 57.86 66th 206 68.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.68 11th 665 98.3%
2019 95.11 6th 676 99.1%
2021 84.94 23rd 325 92.9%
2022 93.85 12th 657 98.2%
2023 95.19 9th 652 98.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.02 3rd 22 86.4%
2019 83.46 3rd 23 87.0%
2022 71.50 7th 19 63.2%
2023 93.99 1st 23 95.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.59 35th 184 81.0%
2019 97.43 2nd 185 98.9%
2022 93.17 2nd 118 98.3%
2023 93.50 3rd 129 97.7%
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Rank History for White students at Norton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.31 8th 593 98.7%
2019 95.12 8th 592 98.6%
2021 89.71 17th 337 95.0%
2022 97.97 3rd 656 99.5%
2023 96.38 2nd 658 99.7%
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Data source: test scores: Kentucky Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Kentucky Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Open Quote We love it here. It's funny that it wasn't our first choice of school. We thought we wanted another school based on what neighbors said. I don't think people realize what they are missing. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Open Quote First, the building is completely unsafe and they give any adult access to children without knowing them. Second, the counselor is worthless at his job...he ignores abuse in homes and offers no support to kids that need it. Third, the leadership does not know how to deal with difficult situations that arise from divorced families and discriminates against Dads. This school does not support dad involvement. If you are not the typical Norton family they don’t want you there. Some of the teachers are amazing but the leadership is awful. Test scores don’t mean everything. Find a school that is concerned with your child’s emotional health as well. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Open Quote Love this school and my kids to as well. They have a preschool program and are thinking about adding a middle school program as well. Hope it happens! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, September 30, 2016

Open Quote This is an outstanding public school with the KPREP scores to prove it. I have two kids here and cannot tell you how pleased I am with (1) the academic rigor (2) the experienced and friendly teachers, administration and staff (3) the parents, who are involved and down to earth (4) the diversity of the students. You do not have to move out of the county or stretch your finances on a private school to give your kids an excellent education. Norton is a jewel. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Open Quote This school is fantastic. When faced with the decision of Catholic School vs Public school, we did A LOT of research. JCPS as a whole gets a bad reputation, but the reality is, there are some fantastic schools within the district and Norton is one of them. I strongly urge anyone making a decision on where to send their elementary age child(ren) to do their research! Make your decision based on facts. Make an educated decision, not one based on hearsay. Every teacher, assistant, lunch room aide, custodian, office worker and principal within Norton Elementary cares about your child. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Open Quote I cannot say enough great things about this school. the principal is incredible, the teachers and office staff really care about every child you can tell the second you walk into the school. our daughter learned and developed so much confidence from this school it really is amazing! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 5, 2016

Open Quote My daughter attended Norton from 2nd-5th grade. The principal Mr Stites is so friendly and relatable to the kids. I have personally seen him call children out by name as classes walk down the hall- he knows all of them. He sends home these very candid newsletters and isn't afraid to have a real, relatable personality instead of the stuffy all business types that head up many of our schools. We had a few struggles in communication with the counselor, who is not the most responsive fellow, but the front office staff is fantastic, the PTA is fantastic, the principal is fantastic, and my daughter had 2 phenomenal teachers in 3rd and 5th grade that she will carry with her in a lifetime of positive memories. (That's Klapheke and Peterson if you're fortunate enough for your child to be in their classrooms). There are a lot of teachers at Norton who make learning so much fun. Every child in that school can tell you a funny story about Ms. Dianne, the music teacher. In addition to the personalities at Norton, my daughter excelled academically and the school ranks just about as high as you can in academic success. When we moved there, we were fortunate to find a group of girls and moms that welcomed us into a girl scout troop, and took us under their wing to show us the ropes. All of those moms were also members of the Norton PTA, which is outstanding as far as involvement and working hard to provide a fantastic experience for our kids. Not to mention the fundraising they've done to improve technology in the classrooms as well. All in all, we've just enrolled my son who starts kindergarten there next week-- after being away for 2 years, we are glad to be a part of the Norton Family once again. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Open Quote Exceptional school with exceptional teachers and ancillary staff! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, September 5, 2014

Open Quote Our child attended Norton Elementary School for 2 years; 3rd and 4th grade, 2012 and 2013. Although our child’s 3rd grade experience wasn't so bad, our child’s 4th grade experience was horrible for all of us. Not only did we find the teachers not well trained in working with a student with special needs which is why the school district placed our child in this school, they out right tried every way to make our child feel embarrassed in front of the class making by exposing our child’s disability. This damaged our child’s self-esteem thus making the entire year a struggle. We even went the extra mile and hired a personal tutor and when our tutor reached out to our child’s teacher, the teacher wasn't even willing to work with our tutor. When working with the school counselor, we found out that not until the end of our child’s 4th grade class was the School District Psychologist even made aware of our child’s special needs outlined in the IEP. Also, in these 2 years, we've never even met the school principal. We would see him at school events or in the hallways but for someone who is there to take care and ensure our kids get the right education, he made "NO" attempt to even make himself personable by introducing himself. He always made it a point to look the other direction. I guess when you look at the statistics and see that Louisville Elementary Schools rank 226 out of 321 and this school has 5-stars here on School Digger, is it really a 5-Star school when it’s at the bottom at 226? In short, we're glad to be out of this school. In our new school here in XXX, we've met the school principal and the counselor on our first visit to the school and we have an appointment scheduled with the District School Psychologist who reached out to us first to discuss our child’s IEP. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Open Quote We have been extremely pleased with Norton Elementary School. The principal, Mr. Stites, empowers his teachers and then let's them teach. Students are expected to perform at a high level. Period. The teachers challenge all kids to learn at a level at or above grade level. I was thrilled to learn my younger child will attend Norton also. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Norton Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 400 177 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1989 441 199 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 643
1990 416 160 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 583
1991 519 155 3 2 2 n/a n/a 0 681
1992 606 168 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 777
1993 597 127 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 733
1994 587 125 13 0 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1995 552 126 18 6 0 n/a n/a 0 702
1996 552 126 18 6 0 n/a n/a 0 702
1997 455 140 14 1 113 n/a n/a 0 723
1998 549 181 15 2 1 n/a n/a 7 755
1999 531 189 22 2 1 n/a n/a 9 754
2000 548 173 17 4 0 n/a n/a 24 766
2001 554 162 20 7 0 n/a n/a 32 775
2002 499 147 49 3 0 n/a n/a 0 698
2003 499 147 49 3 0 n/a n/a 0 698
2004 477 147 47 4 0 n/a n/a 0 675
2005 470 150 56 5 0 n/a n/a 0 681
2006 495 133 63 4 0 n/a n/a 0 695
2007 473 149 51 6 1 n/a n/a 24 704
2008 441 160 56 14 0 n/a n/a 32 703
2009 445 172 63 15 0 n/a n/a 45 740
2010 443 180 55 17 0 n/a n/a 47 742
2011 468 162 75 14 0 0 9 0 728
2012 466 159 70 20 0 1 12 0 728
2013 464 158 70 27 0 2 15 0 736
2014 480 113 64 33 1 2 33 0 726
2015 506 93 69 30 1 1 29 0 729
2016 518 67 79 30 1 1 40 0 736
2017 507 83 77 25 1 1 39 0 733
2018 481 74 85 34 3 1 43 0 721
2019 468 63 95 36 4 1 44 0 711
2020 480 83 97 35 4 1 49 0 749
2021 446 76 94 37 4 1 44 0 702
2022 418 88 85 44 4 5 53 0 697
2023 424 95 108 51 3 6 47 0 734

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Norton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 586 29.0 20.2 n/a
1989 643 29.1 22.0 n/a
1990 583 28.2 20.6 n/a
1991 681 33.7 20.2 n/a
1992 777 38.3 20.2 n/a
1993 733 39.7 18.5 n/a
1994 725 39.0 18.6 n/a
1995 702 38.1 18.4 n/a
1996 702 38.1 18.4 n/a
1997 723 39.1 18.5 15.5
1998 755 44.0 17.2 17.9
1999 754 25.6 29.5 19.3
2000 766 28.0 27.4 17.9
2001 775 n/a 0.0 15.6
2002 698 33.5 20.8 24.1
2003 698 33.5 20.8 24.1
2004 675 36.8 18.3 n/a
2005 681 36.1 18.9 n/a
2006 695 35.4 19.6 21
2007 704 38.0 18.5 21.8
2008 703 36.8 19.1 21.6
2009 740 37.8 19.6 25.3
2010 742 32.3 22.9 26.5
2011 728 38.5 18.9 22.7
2012 728 38.7 18.8 23.5
2013 736 40.3 18.2 22.6
2014 726 37.9 19.1 20
2015 729 39.0 18.6 18.7
2016 736 37.0 19.8 17.9
2017 733 37.5 19.5 20.2
2018 721 37.5 19.1 21.5
2019 711 38.5 18.4 19.1
2020 749 42.4 17.6 23.1
2021 702 43.3 16.1 19.5
2022 697 43.9 15.8 25.1
2023 734 43.7 16.7 22.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Norton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 586 29.0 20.2 n/a
1989 643 29.1 22.0 n/a
1990 583 28.2 20.6 n/a
1991 681 33.7 20.2 n/a
1992 777 38.3 20.2 n/a
1993 733 39.7 18.5 n/a
1994 725 39.0 18.6 n/a
1995 702 38.1 18.4 n/a
1996 702 38.1 18.4 n/a
1997 723 39.1 18.5 15.5
1998 755 44.0 17.2 17.9
1999 754 25.6 29.5 19.3
2000 766 28.0 27.4 17.9
2001 775 n/a 0.0 15.6
2002 698 33.5 20.8 24.1
2003 698 33.5 20.8 24.1
2004 675 36.8 18.3 n/a
2005 681 36.1 18.9 n/a
2006 695 35.4 19.6 21
2007 704 38.0 18.5 21.8
2008 703 36.8 19.1 21.6
2009 740 37.8 19.6 25.3
2010 742 32.3 22.9 26.5
2011 728 38.5 18.9 22.7
2012 728 38.7 18.8 23.5
2013 736 40.3 18.2 22.6
2014 726 37.9 19.1 20
2015 729 39.0 18.6 18.7
2016 736 37.0 19.8 17.9
2017 733 37.5 19.5 20.2
2018 721 37.5 19.1 21.5
2019 711 38.5 18.4 19.1
2020 749 42.4 17.6 23.1
2021 702 43.3 16.1 19.5
2022 697 43.9 15.8 25.1
2023 734 43.7 16.7 22.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Norton Elementary

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $546 (4.0%) $252 (1.8%) $798 (5.8%) $10,896 (79.3%) $1,296 (9.4%) $12,191 (88.7%) $13,745
2019 $566 (4.1%) $242 (1.8%) $808 (5.9%) $10,915 (79.3%) $1,366 (9.9%) $12,281 (89.3%) $13,756

Data source: Kentucky Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Norton Elementary

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Rankings

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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 4th of 700 Elementary schoolsRanks 8th of 687 Elementary schools
 0.6%

Student Body

Number of students
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Total Students711734
 3.2%
African American6395
 50.8%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian95108
 13.7%
Hispanic3651
 41.7%
Pacific Islander16
 500%
White468424
 9.4%
Two or More Races4447
 6.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.1%22.8%
 3.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Norton Elementary

Yes! Norton Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 8th of 687 Kentucky elementary schools.

Students who attend Norton Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kammerer Middle
High : Ballard High

Students at Norton Elementary are 58% White, 15% Asian, 13% African American, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 734 students attended Norton Elementary.


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