South Laurel High School

South Laurel High School serves 1,247 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (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 52% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
South Laurel High 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 21:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

School Overview

South Laurel High School's student population of 1,247 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,247 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

South Laurel High 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 diversity score of South Laurel High School is 0.12, 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 Testing Rank
#755 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
2%
10%
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White
94%
77%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.120.40
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Graduation Rate
92%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaurel County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Laurel High School is Mcdaniel Learning Center (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is South Laurel Middle School (0.0 miles away)
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