160 Letcher High School Dr
Blackey, KY 41804
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Letcher Elementary School serves 276 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Letcher Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than 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 (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Letcher Elementary School's student population of 276 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
276 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Letcher Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Letcher 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
#911 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
99%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 Letcher Elementary School's ranking?

Letcher Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 10%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

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

10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Letcher Elementary School?

276 students attend Letcher Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

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

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

Letcher Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Letcher Elementary School offer ?

Letcher Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Letcher Elementary School part of?

Letcher Elementary School is part of Letcher County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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