1265 Mt. Washington Rd.
Taylorsville, KY 40071
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Spencer County Elementary School serves 777 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Spencer County Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 777 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Spencer County Elementary School's student population of 777 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
777 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Spencer County Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Spencer County Elementary School is 0.15, 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
#145 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
48%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
42%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
92%
75%
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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
0.15
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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 is Spencer County Elementary School's ranking?

Spencer County Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What schools are Spencer County Elementary School often compared to?

Spencer County Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Taylorsville Elementary School by visitors of our site.

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

48% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Spencer County Elementary School?

777 students attend Spencer County Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

92% of Spencer County Elementary School students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Spencer County Elementary School?

Spencer County Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Spencer County Elementary School offer ?

Spencer County Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Spencer County Elementary School part of?

Spencer County Elementary School is part of Spencer County School District.

School Reviews

5   4/10/2012
My student has not attended school there yet, we have only registered. I began looking into aftercare programs for my student and was shocked that the program recommended is Bear Care. I took a tour of Bear Care and was horrified. It is one room, one bathroom for 16+ students. If there is more then 16 students present the overflow goes into a converted trailer that is parked on the property. I began looking into private schools just to avoid this tragedy. *** I did find an aftercare program that has recently opened (and is not mentioned on the SCPS web site), Little Stars on Loop Rd. They just opened and everything is new and clean. The teachers seem good, they have an open door policy and were very friendly. The bus will take the students to Little Stars for aftercare (or before care as well). They also have a summer program with field trips and activities. I wish someone from SCPS would have mentioned this to me in the begining. ugh....
- Posted by Parent - t.mat

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 777 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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