8400 Us Hwy 68 W
Benton, KY 42025
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Sharpe Elementary School serves 335 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sharpe Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (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 65-69% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Sharpe Elementary School's student population of 335 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Sharpe Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Sharpe Elementary School is 0.10, 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 Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#420 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
n/a
10%
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White
95%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 335 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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