School Details

James Lane Allen Elementary School

1901 Appomattox Rd, Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3456
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 566 students 14 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

34%
47%
44%
38%
50%
48%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
57%
54%
26%
48%
44%
36%
52%
49%
49%
70%
69%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
53%
44%
33%
53%
47%
80%
67%
59%
29%
38%
36%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
49%
65%
76%
75%
66%
64%
68%
64%
52%
66%
60%
55%
56%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James Lane Allen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lexington. 566 children attend James Lane Allen Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 77% of the 566 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at James Lane Allen Elementary School is 14:1. Lexington Junior Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 40% 59%
Hispanic 34% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 24%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Overall wonderful school with fabulous teachers. Kids are actively engaged in learning. Faculty staff and administrators all work together for the well being of the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    jla is a great school! The staff makes you really feeel comfortable when you come to the school. there are some really great teachers but I do think some of the teachers are too nice and the principal is sometimes a little too easy with the students. I mean its wonderful that they treat their students nice but at times they are a little too relaxed with the students. great activities. i think more parents can get involved. overall a good school.

  • (3 years ago)

    this is a great school because i go there and you do all sorts of thaings we have fun a nice techers thats all

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been consistently impressed with my son's teacher as well as the supporting staff. They are friendly when our family is visiting him at school. My son is always eager to go to school. They have a wonderful behavioral system so the children can earn special prizes and awards for good behavior. I do feel like they are trying to work with the parents/community to increase involvement within the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    the principal and the teachers are the best at working with the parents and children about any issue. they always return phone calls quickly. my children look forward to going to school every day

  • (7 years ago)

    Let me first talk about the great things. The children are wonderful. They are sweet and loving and only need the slightest bit of kindness and encouragement to be motivated to do great things. The principal is fantastic (as are the ap and psa). There are other great people there - I can't give every teacher a rave but they are as good as other schools it's just a style thing. What is wrong with the school? The buzz is that the school has been harmed at least testwise by demographics and redistricting. Parents do not participate and the overall sense is that they are not encouraged to participate in a meaningful way. In many other elementary schools around here parents are in and out reading organizing planning but at this school I'm not fully convinced that teachers and others even want such a model. This school needs a boost.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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