Wright Elementary School

  • Wright Elementary School serves 482 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (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 36% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Wright 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Wright Elementary School's student population of 482 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wright Elementary 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 Wright Elementary School is 0.59, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank#1063 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wright Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
28%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wright Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
8%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wright Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
57%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wright Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wright Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.590.40
This chart display the diversity score of Wright Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wright Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wright 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 NameShelby County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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