Model Laboratory High School

  • Model Laboratory High School serves 220 students in grades 9-12.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 22%.
  • Model Laboratory High School operates within the Madison County School District.
  • Madison County School District's 84% graduation rate is higher than the KY state average of 82%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 220 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students220 students
Model Laboratory High School Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender %Model Laboratory High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachersn/a
Model Laboratory High School Total Teachers (1987-2008)
Students by GradeModel Laboratory High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

District Comparison

  • Madison County School District's student population of 11,316 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,075 in this district is less than the state average of $10,260. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,723 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District NameMadison County School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed11,3162,307
Madison County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate84%82%
Madison County School District Graduation Rate (2000-2015)
District Total Revenue$103 MM$24 MM
Madison County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$110 MM$24 MM
Madison County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,075$10,260
Madison County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,723$10,180
Madison County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest 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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  • RichmondModel Laboratory Elementary School
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    RichmondKY 40475
  • RichmondModel Laboratory Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 179 students
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    521 Lancaster Ave
    RichmondKY 40475
  • RichmondMadison Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 442 students
    0.3 miles
    101 Summit Street
    RichmondKY 40475
  • RichmondMadison County Day TreatmentAlternative School
    Grades: 8-11 | 8 students
    0.8 miles
    300 Bellevue Drive
    RichmondKY 40475
  • RichmondDaniel Boone Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 495 students
    0.9 miles
    710 North Second St
    RichmondKY 40475

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