340 Wilson Downing Rd
Lexington, KY 40517
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Southern Elementary School serves 552 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Southern 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 39% (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 51% (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 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Southern Elementary School's student population of 552 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
552 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Southern 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 Southern Elementary School is 0.68, 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
#795 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
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
14%
7%
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Black
30%
10%
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White
46%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 552 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 10%)

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