217 Dorton Jenkins Highway
Dorton, KY 41520
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Dorton Elementary School serves 267 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Dorton Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 267 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Dorton Elementary School's student population of 267 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
267 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Dorton Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dorton Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#162 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
n/a
11%
White
99%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dorton Elementary School's ranking?

Dorton Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% KY state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 56% KY state average).

How many students attend Dorton Elementary School?

267 students attend Dorton Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

99% of Dorton Elementary School students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Dorton Elementary School?

Dorton Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Dorton Elementary School offer ?

Dorton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 267 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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