Martha Layne Collins High School

801 Discovery Blvd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,221 students in grades 9-12, Martha Layne Collins High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,221 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : 88% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Martha Layne Collins High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Martha Layne Collins High School's student population of 1,221 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,221 students
This chart display total students of Martha Layne Collins High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Martha Layne Collins High School
Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Martha Layne Collins High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Martha Layne Collins High School by grade.

School Rankings

Martha Layne Collins High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Martha Layne Collins High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (KY)
#917 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Martha Layne Collins High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
28%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
12%
22%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Martha Layne Collins High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
28%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
8%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
57%
74%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of White public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Martha Layne Collins High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
0.59
This chart display the diversity score of Martha Layne Collins High School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
88%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Martha Layne Collins High School and public school graduation rate of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Martha Layne Collins High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Martha Layne Collins High School's ranking?
Martha Layne Collins High School is ranked #917 out of 1,267 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What schools are Martha Layne Collins High School often compared to?
Martha Layne Collins High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Shelby County High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% KY state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% KY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Martha Layne Collins High School?
The graduation rate of Martha Layne Collins High School is 88%, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 90%.
How many students attend Martha Layne Collins High School?
1,221 students attend Martha Layne Collins High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Martha Layne Collins High School students are White, 28% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Martha Layne Collins High School?
Martha Layne Collins High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Martha Layne Collins High School offer ?
Martha Layne Collins High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Martha Layne Collins High School part of?
Martha Layne Collins High School is part of Shelby County School District.

School Reviews

Review Martha Layne Collins High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Teaching in Contemporary Times
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
A possible school bus strike in New York City may leave more than 150,000 students scrambling for a ride to school.
Do You Need After School Day Care? Public Schools May Be the Solution
Do You Need After School Day Care? Public Schools May Be the Solution
Learn about how your child's public school may be the best source of after school and vacation day care.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,221 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : 88% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links