Dorton Elementary School

  • Dorton Elementary School serves 299 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dorton Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

Dorton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

  • Dorton Elementary School's student population of 299 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students299 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dorton Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dorton Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#104 out of 1246 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Black
n/a
11%
White
99%
76%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dorton Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.020.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePike County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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