530 Perryville Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Mercer Central serves 25 students in grades 9-12.
Mercer Central 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 <50% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Mercer Central ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Mercer Central's student population of 25 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
25 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
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School Rankings

Mercer Central is ranked within the top 50% 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 Mercer Central is 0.22, which is less 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 Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#603 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
4%
10%
White
88%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 25 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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