Russell Cave Elementary School

  • Russell Cave Elementary School serves 252 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Russell Cave Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

Russell Cave Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

  • Russell Cave Elementary School's student population of 252 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students252 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Russell Cave Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Russell Cave Elementary School is 0.36, 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#1139 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
79%
7%
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Black
6%
11%
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White
14%
76%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.360.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFayette County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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