Model Laboratory High School

521 Lancaster Ave,

Richmond, KY, 40475-3102

Tel: (859)622-3766
Grades: 9-12

215 students

Model Laboratory High School serves 215 students in grades 9-12.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Model Laboratory High School operates within the Madison County School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is lower than the KY state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 215 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 215 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Students by Grade Model Laboratory High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 16:1
Model Laboratory High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2008)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
1%
Model Laboratory High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
2%
4%
Model Laboratory High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
3%
11%
Model Laboratory High School Black (1988-2012)
White
86%
81%
Model Laboratory High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Model Laboratory High School Sch Ethnicity Model Laboratory High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.26 0.33
Model Laboratory High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 46%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a 7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,260 students has grown by 2197% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Madison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
6
Number of Students Managed 11,260 2,354
Madison County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 77% 79%
Madison County School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $101 MM $24 MM
Madison County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $118 MM $23 MM
Madison County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $205,920 $10,129
Madison County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $240,673 $9,906
Madison County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Model Laboratory School is a semi-private laboratory school located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Kentucky, United States. It was founded in 1906 when EKU was strictly a teacher's college, and is now home to students in grades pre-k through 12. Enrollment is open to the public, but there is a strict limit as to the number of students per grade level along with a fee for tuition. Model consistently ranks among the top 10% of schools in Kentucky in regards to the state's accountablilty testing system (KATS) and provides an opportunity for future teachers from EKU's College of Education to gain valuable experience in a real classroom environment. Since 1960, Model has been housed in the Donovan Building, named for Dr. Herman Lee Donovan the president of the university from 1928 to 1941. The school's mascot was formerly the Rebels, but was changed to the Patriots by the student council in 1973. Model is also the only laboratory school in the state of Kentucky.
  • Model offers a wide variety of athletics including swimming, diving, tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, track, and cross-sountry. Model also has many clubs and organizations available to its students including one of the oldest Key Clubs in the country.
  • Eastern Kentucky University and Model Laboratory School both celebrated their centennial anniversiaries in 2006.
  • Laboratory School Association is NALS: The International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Madison Day Treatment Center Alternative School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Model Laboratory Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Model Laboratory Elementary School (0 miles away)
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