Farmer Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 6405 Gellhaus Ln
       Louisville, KY  40299


 (502) 485-8625

District: Jefferson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
148th of 694 Kentucky Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.5
Number of students:  762

Racial breakdown:
White:
64.0%
African American:
13.0%
Hispanic:
12.1%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.9%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Farmer Elementary ranked better than 78.7% of elementary schools in Kentucky. It also ranked 16th among 90 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.72. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Farmer Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (64%), African American (13%), Hispanic (12.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 47.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Farmer Elementary is 19.5. 78 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Farmer Elementary employs 39 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Farmer Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Farmer Elementary 148th of 694 Kentucky public elementary schools. (See Farmer Elementary in the ranking list.)

Jefferson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County 122nd of 159 Kentucky school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Farmer Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 35.74 501st 683 26.6%
2011 39.26 470th 688 31.7%
2012 66.37 200th 706 71.7%
2013 75.54 117th 711 83.5%
2014 78.82 83rd 698 88.1%
2015 71.59 149th 691 78.4%
2016 77.35 100th 691 85.5%
2017 72.72 148th 694 78.7%

Data source: test scores: Kentucky Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Kentucky Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Open Quote My daughter is about to finish her second year at Farmer and we have been very pleased with her progress. Her reading skills are well ahead of expectations and her math is on track. She loves the school and we appreciate the disciplined, safe environment. I truly wish Farmer went through middle school but unfortunately only goes through fifth grade. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, November 9, 2014

Open Quote This school has excellent teachers sprinkled throughout . The 5th grade team is excellent and really steps up the level of learning and prep skills ( exchanging classes, self motivation and independence, responsibility) for middle school. In JCPS, one would think if the school was not a magnet then all others schools would have similar curriculum but this is not the case which leads me to the principal leadership. The principal leadership is average at best. Her choice for the whole language philosophy for seven years has caused poor results in reading, language arts and spelling. I have had to work with my children outside of class and I'm thankful for my child's middle school that has worked to reeducate these skills and bring them to grade level. Mathematics on the other hand is a strength of this school has been a primary focus. The socioeconomic/ demographic status as well as a high parental involvement probably contribute to the decent test scores while I have not seen a substantial growth in scores from the curriculum. A new reading program is now being introduced to K-3 to change this trend. While I mentioned a high parental involvement in the school, siblings are not allowed to come to school or participate in any event. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, February 26, 2012

Open Quote Some excellent teachers here, some castoffs from other schools and some young, inexperienced teachers. You can tell the difference. Terrible principal leadership, concerned more with image & keeping kids out who don't fit that image. ECE services in lower grades seem good but in upper grades inadequate. Special needs parents should look elsewhere & all parents should beware as once your child is in middle school you'll find out how little they actually know. Kentucky schools are far behind academically on a national scale & this school seems further behind than most. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Farmer Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 291 67 5 10 0 n/a n/a 16 389
2009 348 80 9 15 0 n/a n/a 63 515
2010 425 110 16 29 0 n/a n/a 43 623
2011 441 123 32 38 0 0 14 0 648
2012 509 121 21 60 0 1 28 0 740
2013 532 117 27 64 3 2 27 0 772
2014 503 106 27 92 2 2 43 0 775
2015 488 105 35 84 0 2 40 0 754
2016 488 99 35 92 1 1 46 0 762

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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 Farmer Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 389 22.5 17.3 29.2
2009 515 27.5 18.7 30.3
2010 623 29.7 20.9 33.6
2011 648 36.6 17.6 34.3
2012 740 36.5 20.2 28.0
2013 772 39.0 19.7 30.1
2014 775 38.6 20.0 29.5
2015 754 42.0 17.9 34.6
2016 762 39.0 19.5 47.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Farmer Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 389 22.5 17.3 29.2
2009 515 27.5 18.7 30.3
2010 623 29.7 20.9 33.6
2011 648 36.6 17.6 34.3
2012 740 36.5 20.2 28.0
2013 772 39.0 19.7 30.1
2014 775 38.6 20.0 29.5
2015 754 42.0 17.9 34.6
2016 762 39.0 19.5 47.9

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kentucky Department of Education.

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