Kilgour School

Summary:

Kilgour School is a public elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving around 550 students in grades K-6 and consistently ranking among the top elementary schools in the state.

Kilgour School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with students consistently outperforming the district and state averages on Ohio State Tests. In the 2022-2023 school year, Kilgour ranked 53rd out of 1,596 Ohio elementary schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, the school's student population is significantly less diverse than the surrounding area, with a much higher percentage of White students compared to nearby schools like Evanston Academy and Alliance Academy of Cincinnati. This suggests potential issues with equity and access to high-performing schools for students of color in the Cincinnati Public Schools district.

Kilgour School's low chronic absenteeism rate and higher student-teacher ratio compared to nearby schools like The Norwood Montessori School and Sharpsburg Elementary further highlight its strong educational environment. However, the school's performance in the Gifted and Talented student subgroup has been mixed, suggesting a need to evaluate the effectiveness of its specialized programs. Overall, Kilgour School's consistent high performance and the disparities between it and the surrounding schools underscore the importance of ensuring equitable access to quality education across the Cincinnati Public Schools district.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1339 Herschel Ave
       Cincinnati, OH  45208-2510


(513) 363-3000

District: Cincinnati Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
53rd of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,461 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.5 Help
Number of students:  550

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.2%
African American:
20.7%
Two or more races:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kilgour School ranks better than 96.7% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks first among 40 ranked elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.05. (See more...)
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Compare Details Kilgour School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.17. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.2%), African American (20.7%), two or more races (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kilgour School is 19.5. 36 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kilgour School is $16,461, which is the 3rd highest among 40 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kilgour School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kilgour School 53rd of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Kilgour School in the ranking list.)

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Cincinnati Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Cincinnati Public Schools 607th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Kilgour School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.33 494th 1471 66.4%
2005 66.24 539th 1501 64.1%
2006 73.72 376th 1504 75.0%
2007 81.15 166th 1609 89.7%
2008 76.50 318th 1582 79.9%
2009 81.88 144th 1610 91.1%
2010 77.52 302nd 1662 81.8%
2011 83.54 92nd 1686 94.5%
2012 83.62 84th 1709 95.1%
2013 83.75 103rd 1701 93.9%
2014 86.24 40th 1687 97.6%
2015 87.28 75th 1684 95.5%
2016 85.29 152nd 1678 90.9%
2017 85.54 129th 1651 92.2%
2018 86.88 112th 1636 93.2%
2019 83.72 210th 1676 87.5%
2021 90.20 91st 1610 94.3%
2022 88.98 87th 1588 94.5%
2023 90.05 53rd 1596 96.7%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.30 21st 174 87.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.34 233rd 1465 84.1%
2019 71.20 374th 1465 74.5%
2021 48.75 743rd 1404 47.1%
2022 61.29 557th 1419 60.7%
2023 56.72 662nd 1447 54.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.24 117th 1518 92.3%
2019 85.37 107th 1502 92.9%
2021 90.63 54th 1467 96.3%
2022 90.49 32nd 1488 97.8%
2023 90.67 24th 1483 98.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.15 321st 1021 68.6%
2019 47.09 462nd 956 51.7%
2022 44.56 420th 824 49.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Gifted and Talented students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.18 556th 759 26.7%
2019 48.45 73rd 126 42.1%
2021 68.90 40th 219 81.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.81 98th 1536 93.6%
2019 82.60 207th 1535 86.5%
2021 88.14 120th 1499 92.0%
2022 84.96 174th 1518 88.5%
2023 87.19 101st 1498 93.3%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.62 35th 598 94.1%
2019 86.74 44th 605 92.7%
2021 86.21 51st 533 90.4%
2022 81.61 75th 601 87.5%
2023 89.44 33rd 610 94.6%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Kilgour School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.67 31st 1309 97.6%
2019 87.48 49th 1271 96.1%
2021 93.80 1st 1249 99.9%
2022 94.26 1st 1242 99.9%
2023 94.64 1st 1215 99.9%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Kilgour School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 89.85 37th 1035 96.4%
2016 92.93 21st 1050 98.0%
2017 89.17 52nd 1038 95.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a citizen
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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by a parent
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Open Quote It is an all around excellent school. We have been very happy with it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kilgour School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 223 187 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1989 239 186 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1990 219 213 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1991 253 181 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1992 240 209 2 1 0 n/a n/a -10 442
1993 248 197 2 1 0 n/a n/a 1 449
1994 251 198 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1995 252 213 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1996 252 213 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1997 229 191 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1998 235 194 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 436
1999 223 207 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 440
2000 263 203 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 474
2001 274 162 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2002 304 156 4 5 2 n/a n/a 22 493
2003 304 156 4 5 2 n/a n/a 22 493
2004 284 134 6 6 2 n/a n/a 24 456
2005 295 108 7 2 3 n/a n/a 30 445
2006 326 130 13 4 5 n/a n/a 40 518
2007 324 113 9 6 2 n/a n/a 45 499
2008 349 111 15 9 1 n/a n/a 47 532
2009 375 124 19 13 1 n/a n/a 53 585
2010 397 125 17 13 2 n/a n/a 56 610
2011 422 124 16 16 2 0 56 0 636
2012 431 108 18 18 1 0 42 0 618
2013 449 110 19 18 1 1 39 0 637
2014 443 124 25 19 1 1 46 0 659
2015 430 117 21 16 2 1 34 0 621
2016 444 119 30 15 2 1 24 0 635
2017 431 123 34 12 1 1 27 0 629
2018 458 107 24 9 2 1 25 0 626
2019 441 123 22 15 2 2 30 0 635
2020 450 118 20 12 1 0 30 0 631
2021 391 105 15 7 1 0 27 0 546
2022 370 101 15 9 0 0 23 0 518
2023 386 114 12 10 0 0 28 0 550

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 Kilgour School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 414 20.0 20.7 0
1989 432 20.0 21.6 n/a
1990 435 22.5 19.3 n/a
1991 438 22.5 19.4 n/a
1992 442 20.3 21.7 35.1
1993 449 20.5 21.9 35.5
1994 454 21.5 21.1 39
1995 471 18.0 26.2 0
1996 471 18.0 26.2 0
1997 431 20.0 21.6 39.4
1998 436 25.0 17.4 39
1999 440 23.0 19.1 44.8
2000 474 20.0 23.7 36.7
2001 445 22.0 20.2 36
2002 493 24.6 20.0 33.3
2003 493 24.6 20.0 33.3
2004 456 26.7 17.1 27.8
2005 445 29.1 15.3 22.7
2006 518 30.1 17.2 25.3
2007 499 27.3 18.3 20.7
2008 532 27.3 19.5 n/a
2009 585 27.3 21.4 17.1
2010 610 33.0 18.4 18.4
2011 636 31.0 20.5 18.1
2012 618 29.0 21.3 17.2
2013 637 29.5 21.5 16.6
2014 659 33.0 19.9 19.3
2015 621 n/a n/a 14.8
2016 635 32.0 19.8 16.4
2017 629 31.5 19.9 16.1
2018 626 26.5 23.6 12.8
2019 635 34.8 18.2 12
2020 631 64.4 9.7 10.3
2021 546 32.2 16.9 n/a
2022 518 26.5 19.4 n/a
2023 550 28.2 19.5 11.8

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 Kilgour School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 414 20.0 20.7 0
1989 432 20.0 21.6 n/a
1990 435 22.5 19.3 n/a
1991 438 22.5 19.4 n/a
1992 442 20.3 21.7 35.1
1993 449 20.5 21.9 35.5
1994 454 21.5 21.1 39
1995 471 18.0 26.2 0
1996 471 18.0 26.2 0
1997 431 20.0 21.6 39.4
1998 436 25.0 17.4 39
1999 440 23.0 19.1 44.8
2000 474 20.0 23.7 36.7
2001 445 22.0 20.2 36
2002 493 24.6 20.0 33.3
2003 493 24.6 20.0 33.3
2004 456 26.7 17.1 27.8
2005 445 29.1 15.3 22.7
2006 518 30.1 17.2 25.3
2007 499 27.3 18.3 20.7
2008 532 27.3 19.5 n/a
2009 585 27.3 21.4 17.1
2010 610 33.0 18.4 18.4
2011 636 31.0 20.5 18.1
2012 618 29.0 21.3 17.2
2013 637 29.5 21.5 16.6
2014 659 33.0 19.9 19.3
2015 621 n/a n/a 14.8
2016 635 32.0 19.8 16.4
2017 629 31.5 19.9 16.1
2018 626 26.5 23.6 12.8
2019 635 34.8 18.2 12
2020 631 64.4 9.7 10.3
2021 546 32.2 16.9 n/a
2022 518 26.5 19.4 n/a
2023 550 28.2 19.5 11.8

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 Kilgour School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,205
2022 $16,383
2023 $16,461

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kilgour School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 210th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 53rd of 1596 Elementary schools
 9.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Kilgour School)93.394.3
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)59.545.5
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kilgour School)9294.3
 2.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)66.447.5
 18.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Kilgour School)88.392.4
 4.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)5641.8
 14.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Kilgour School)8784.8
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)5239.7
 12.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Kilgour School)72.889.2
 16.4%
   5th Grade Science (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.236.7
 9.5%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Kilgour School)6984.4
 15.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.230.9
 15.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Kilgour School)85.990.5
 4.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)56.946.5
 10.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Kilgour School)87.578.9
 8.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)44.131.8
 12.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Kilgour School)8882.2
 5.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.237.9
 8.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students635550
 13.4%
African American123114
 7.3%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian2212
 45.5%
Hispanic1510
 33.3%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White441386
 12.5%
Two or More Races3028
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12%11.8%
 0.2%


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Students at Kilgour School are 70% White, 21% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 2% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 550 students attended Kilgour School.

Yes! Kilgour School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 53rd of 1596 Ohio elementary schools.


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