Model Laboratory High School

  • Model Laboratory High School serves 233 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-69% (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 70-79% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Model Laboratory High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

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School Overview

  • Model Laboratory High School's student population of 233 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 1 teachers has declined by 94% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students233 students
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Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Model Laboratory High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Model Laboratory High School is 0.27, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#88 out of 1246 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-79%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ration/a16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
10%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
85%
76%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.270.40
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Graduation Rate≥90%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
55%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Model Laboratory School is a semi-private laboratory school located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Kentucky, United States. It was founded in 1906 when EKU was strictly a teacher's college, and is now home to students in grades pre-k through 12. Enrollment is open to the public, but there is a strict limit as to the number of students per grade level along with a fee for tuition. Model consistently ranks among the top 10% of schools in Kentucky in regards to the state's accountablilty testing system (KATS) and provides an opportunity for future teachers from EKU's College of Education to gain valuable experience in a real classroom environment. Since 1960, Model has been housed in the Donovan Building, named for Dr. Herman Lee Donovan the president of the university from 1928 to 1941. The school's mascot was formerly the Rebels, but was changed to the Patriots by the student council in 1973. Model is also the only laboratory school in the state of Kentucky.
  • Model offers a wide variety of athletics including swimming, diving, tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, track, and cross-sountry. Model also has many clubs and organizations available to its students including one of the oldest Key Clubs in the country.
  • Eastern Kentucky University and Model Laboratory School both celebrated their centennial anniversiaries in 2006.
  • Laboratory School Association is NALS: The International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools.

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