1434 Cave Mill Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
William H. Natcher Elementary School serves 742 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
William H. Natcher 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 35% (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 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

William H. Natcher Elementary School's student population of 742 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
742 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

William H. Natcher 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 William H. Natcher Elementary School is 0.66, 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
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State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#857 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
21%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
9%
10%
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White
53%
77%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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-6
  • Students: 742 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66 (Top 10%)

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