Spencer County Elementary School

  • Spencer County Elementary School serves 704 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Spencer County Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Spencer County Elementary School's student population of 704 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students704 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Spencer County Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Spencer County Elementary School is 0.17, 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 School Rank#67 out of 1246 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
91%
76%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Spencer County Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.170.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Spencer County Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpencer County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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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....
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