Award Year: 2017

Norton Elementary School

8101 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY, 40241-2647

(502) 485-8308

Mr. Ken Stites, Principal at time of Nomination

Tim Hagan, Current Principal

Jefferson County School District

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Norton Elementary, where all children learn at high levels. No Exceptions. No Excuses.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 12%
  • White: 69%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 18%
Education is the Norton Family Business!

Education is the Norton Family Business!

Norton Elementary is a high performing child-centered school that develops self-esteem, embraces multiple intelligences and strives to improve its excellence each and every year. We offer 735 children in grades PreK 5th stimulating and rigorous learning opportunities within a safe, nurturing, and supportive setting. Students are heterogeneously grouped and all are held to high expectations.

Staff members provide differentiated teaching and support according to student need, from remediation, to reinforcement, to enrichment. Each and every staff member is dedicated to help increase the learning opportunities for children throughout our building. Even those not directly responsible for instruction serve in some capacity to promote student achievement, as tutors and mentors. We operate with the notion that all students can learn, and learn at high levels. A partnership of teachers, staff, parents, and the community at large works together to create an environment that fosters the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of every child. By providing instruction that informs, inspires, and challenges, we hope to instill a love of learning that continues throughout children's lives.

The success of Norton Elementary is not based solely on the work in the classrooms or the exceptional and dedicated staff. Parents have high expectations for our school and they push us to provide the best education possible for students. They also understand that a quality education begins at home and they work hard with the school staff to give their children the best possible opportunity to succeed. Our goal is to help each child develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to become a creative, independent thinker.