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About This School

Medora Elementary School is a public elementary school. 434 children attend Medora Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 60% of the 434 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Medora Elementary School is 26:1. Dixie Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 52%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 36%
Hispanic 0.7% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 56%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    My daughter and I LOVE Medora Elementary! My daughter has had really great teachers here! The kids at this school are so different than the kids at most elementary schools she has had no problems with bullying or mean kids in her classes. I never knew public school could be such a wonderful experience but Medora Elem. has made that happen!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has been moved from Carter Trad. to Medora in the fifth grade. Please give me your honest thoughts and perspectives on this. Thanks for your time.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been attending Medora for 2 yrs and I only picked the school because of the test scores.I did not know any of the teachers at the time. The past 2 years have been crazy. If its not a teachers last year then its their first year. My son does not get the help he needs at the school.When I addressed problems about things I felt my son was fallen behind in and we were given no help but things to do on the computer at home and told to read more at home. I hired a tutor to help with his reading and site words. I have heard from many parents that the new principal is taking the school downhill. I have to agree with them.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is ok but just barely. It is not what it used to be before the previous principal left. She was AWESOME! I can unfortunately see Medora going downhill quickly year after year. I hate to say it but it is just a matter of time before it becomes just like all the other horrible schools in JCPS if they do not do something and fast. Every year the scores get worse and worse as does the behavior of the students. Such a shame because at one time it really WAS before the last principal retired Louisville s best kept public school secret. Not anymore it is like all the other schools now.

  • (3 years ago)

    My nephew goes to Medora and i love that he goes there. I wish i could get my child into Medora but it is not part of our group/cluster so i have to pay thousands of $$$$ a year in tuition to send him to a private school. If i did not send him to a private school then his home school would be Kerrick--and that IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! It is funny how two schools can be so close physically literally right down the street from each other but worlds apart in education and discipline. Oh well go figure.

  • (3 years ago)

    Medora Elementary is the best kept secret in JCPS It's like a private school. All of the staff are fantastic Mrs. Pickup is absolutely wonderful. My son started going there in Kindergarden and is now starting the 3rd Grade. I will hate to see my son finish school there when he goes to a middle school.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's great!?! And the teachers really do care for the students.. )

  • (4 years ago)

    Best public school in Jefferson County. It is like a FREE private school discipline and education wise. The only difference is they don't have church or a religion class for obvious reasons. Ms. Pickup is the best; we lucked out landing her!! Ms. Finn who was her predecessor was wonderful too. I highly recommend this school to anyone in the Medora cluster. However get your children registered FAST or they will wind up going to one of the sub-standard horrible schools in their cluster. Or JCPS in general for that matter. I hate to be so blunt but it is true Medora School is like a diamond amongst lumps of coal in JCPS. Why the other elementary schools can't mimic this school is beyond me.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school both of my children attend there and the staff is excellent

  • (5 years ago)

    My son went here a few years and now my daughter goes there. Very good school. Loves the kindergarten teacher mrs. Gadlage and her first grade teacher. She is starting the 2nd grade now and we are actually excited. I want her to finish all grades until graduating from here. I recommend this school to everyone. if you want a family friendly school this is the one for you!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent I wanted to send my kids to a great school. Medora is that school! My daughter has been there for four years and she absolutely loves it. The teachers and staff are the best and the new principal is so involved with the kids. The education my daughter is receiving is unbelievable and I cannot wait to start my son there so he can share the same experience!

  • (9 years ago)

    Medora is a fine school! The teachers are wonderful and are most helpful when parents and children have issues that need to be addressed. The school is clean very organized and structured. I went to Medora as a child and now my children are going or will go there. My daughter will begin the 5th grade this year and my son will begin there next year for 1st grade. Keep up the good work Medora!

  • (9 years ago)

    Hello. I am a former student from Medora and personally I wish I never had to leave! Medora is the best elementary school in the entire city. And it is one of the smartest! Their quick recall team came in 2nd place overall and their problem solving team came in 3rd place overall. My sister is on the quick recall team! ~!~Allison~!~

  • (9 years ago)

    I am completely satisfied with Medora. My daughters teacher is always available if I need her and I feel that every child is special to the staff at Medora. On a few occassions I visited the school for lunch with my daughter. I am always welcome and the kids are always treated great. The education my daughter is receiving is amazing. I am thrilled with her progress. She has been at Medora for 2 yrs now and I cannot think of one negative thing to say about the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Medora is a wonderful environment with structure and disipline. I would recommend this school without any hesitation.

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