721 Witt Rd
Franklin, KY 42134
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Simpson Elementary School serves 701 students in grades 1-3.
Simpson 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 1-3
  • Enrollment: 701 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Simpson Elementary School's student population of 701 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-3
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
701 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Simpson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Simpson Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#885 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
7%
11%
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White
80%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Simpson Elementary School?

701 students attend Simpson Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

80% of Simpson Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Simpson Elementary School?

Simpson Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Simpson Elementary School offer ?

Simpson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 1-3 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Simpson Elementary School part of?

Simpson Elementary School is part of Simpson County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 1-3
  • Enrollment: 701 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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