801 Discovery Blvd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Martha Layne Collins High School serves 1,230 students in grades 9-12.
Martha Layne Collins High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (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 38% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,230 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (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
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Martha Layne Collins High School's student population of 1,230 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,230 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Martha Layne Collins High School is ranked within the top 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 Martha Layne Collins High School is 0.54, which is more 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
#602 out of 1230 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
24%
8%
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Black
7%
11%
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White
63%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
86%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
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 Martha Layne Collins High School's ranking?

Martha Layne Collins High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Most improved public schools (Top 20%).

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?

29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

What is the graduation rate of Martha Layne Collins High School?

The graduation rate of Martha Layne Collins High School is 86%, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 90%.

How many students attend Martha Layne Collins High School?

1,230 students attend Martha Layne Collins High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

63% of Martha Layne Collins High School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% 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 19:1, 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.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,230 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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