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Public elementary schools in Lexington: What are this year's top rated and most improved?

Public elementary schools in Lexington: What are this year's top rated and most improved?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

How do the public elementary schools in Lexington stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Squires Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Lexington, rising from a C+ to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 3337 Squire Oak Drive, enrolls 530 students. Niche graded the school a B for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 52% of Squires Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 53% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 47% in math and 51% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 62% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School saw its overall rating jump from an A- to an A. The school is located at 930 Jouett Creek Drive and is a bit larger, currently serving 813 students.

Niche graded Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School an A for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 72%, and reading proficiency was 75%.

Tates Creek Elementary School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from B- to B. The school is located at 1113 Centre Parkway and has 735 students currently enrolled, of whom 41% identify as white, 37% identify as black and 11% identify as multiracial.

Niche graded Tates Creek Elementary School a B- for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 44%, and reading proficiency was 48%. The school also serves a less-affluent community, with 70% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some public elementary schools in Lexington are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Veterans Park Elementary School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Cassidy Elementary School, with an A rating overall.
  • Wellington Elementary School, rated A overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Lexington schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public middle schools.


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