Jody Richards Elementary School

2100 Elrod Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Jody Richards Elementary School serves 751 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Jody Richards 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 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (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% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Jody Richards Elementary School's student population of 751 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students751 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Rankings

Jody Richards Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Jody Richards Elementary School is 0.41, which is more 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 Testing Rank
#238 out of 1246 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
76%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.410.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWarren County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Jody Richards Elementary School is Greenwood High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Drakes Creek Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is William H. Natcher Elementary School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bowling Green William H. Natcher Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 742 students
    2.1 miles
    1434 Cave Mill Rd
    Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 842-1364
    2.1 PK-6 742
  • Bowling Green Lost River Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 780 students
    2.4 miles
    450 Modern Way
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
    (270) 746-0334
    2.4 PK-6 780
  • Bowling Green Rich Pond Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 586 students
    2.8 miles
    530 Rich Pond Rd
    Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 781-9627
    2.8 PK-6 586
  • Bowling Green Drakes Creek Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 7-8 | 652 students
    2.9 miles
    704 Cypress Wood
    Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 843-0165
    2.9 7-8 652
  • Bowling Green South Warren Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 7-8 | 683 students
    3.0 miles
    295 Rich Pond Road
    Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 467-7510
    3 7-8 683

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