724 Denmark Street
Louisville, KY 40215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Semple Elementary School serves 597 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Semple 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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Semple Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Semple Elementary School's student population of 597 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
597 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Semple Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Semple Elementary School is 0.67, which is more 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
#1169 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
45%
10%
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White
33%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 597 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 10%)

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