Semple Elementary School

  • Semple Elementary School serves 622 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Semple Elementary School's student population of 622 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students622 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Semple Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Semple Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#1172 out of 1,251 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Semple Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
6%
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Black
43%
11%
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White
41%
77%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Semple Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.640.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Semple Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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