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About This School

Leestown Middle School is a public middle school in Lexington. 541 students go to Leestown Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 541 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Leestown Middle School is 10:1. Fayette County Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 24%
Hispanic 29% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 59%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 4%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 45%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I have 2 children at Leestown Middle school. I agree with SOME of the reviews there is ALWAYS room for improvement a lot of the behavior issues start at home with RESPECT. A lot of parents think of school as a babysitter. When children are taught respect it allows teachers more time to educate rather than trying to get an entire class back under control which means my children as well as yours misses out on classroom instruction. Leestown has made a lot of improvements and continues to do so. Parents who are complaining need to get involved. If you're not part of the solution don't be part of the problem. Talk to your children ask questions LOOK at their grades. If you suspect or hear something that doesn't seem right or that you don't like go to school and start at the top with administration. I do agree that the office staff could use a class on courtesy and politeness. If they can't handle a parent who's unhappy change positions!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a 7th grade student that is excelling in her education at LMS. She enjoys all of her teachers and has built many strong friendships with her peers. Though she is a bright student & would have excelled at any school(she did have the choice) this school is home & this is where she belongs. To all those that have not entered the doors or walked the halls of our wonderful school before passing judgement --it is a lost opportunity to build a community bond--the educational opportunity is already here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently attending Leestown. As I've read through most of the reviews I've noticed most of them are from parents who have a negative view of our school. Sure we don't have a great publicity (especially with the shooting) or the best test scores but we are working toward it. Our test scores have gotten better since last year. Honestly Leestown isn't such a bad school. The teachers rarely yell and (despite what some think) if you're child is failing I know that the parent would be notified. -H

  • (5 years ago)

    This is definately a school on the rise! I have noticed that the parents that do the most complaining have no involvement in the school unless they are unhappy! Where are they when there are PTA at the meeting. Where are they when parent meeting are scheduled? It is funny how they do not realize that teachers have 90 students. So forgive them if they do not realize that your child's grade has dropped. As a parent you should be checking this! Then call the teacher when there is a problem instead of immediately going to central office to complain! Realize that this is a team and most parents are sitting on teh sidelines looking for the negative to have something to complain about. Stand up get involved and sit in your child's class for a change.

  • (5 years ago)

    Leestown has a fanatastic staff all are working for the best possible education for the students. The principal maintains a secure learning environment at all times. Classroom rigor is high and continuous. All students are expected to do their best. Supporting community is very active in school environment during and after school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a teacher and I am also a parent. My child does not go to LMS due to us living out of district. I often feel it was a mistake on my part not to bring my child here to attend school. We have an awesome school where we focus on our kids and what is absolutely best for them. We instill trust academics discipline and character in every one of our students. Our team has contacted every parent on our team at least once this school year. My own child attends a middle school in town that has a better reputation with the media and I personally have been quite dissappointed in his school having not one personal contact initiated all year by any of his teachers. We have great kids here at Leestown and I am very proud to say that I am a part of this family!

  • (5 years ago)

    Leestown Middle School is a horrible school. I hoped that the new principal would do something to improve the climate of the school but she is very rude and has great need in learning how to communicate with people. It's better now than it has been in the past but it still is a terrible school because of the administration.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is on the rise! There has been a lot of potential for this school for years now. It's true that it's been rocky and we have had difficulty with consistancy and support... and by support I mean to include and emphasize support from our community and the parents. It is difficult to move forward in school that has been subject to so much negative publicity - especially by those who fail to commit to personal involvement. Even the students feel a loss of ownership and lack of pride. The community needs to understand that Leestown needs it's support. Just remember things can only get better and change doesn't happen over night folks. Take a closer look many good things are happening from the inside that are not visible from the outside. Test scores appearance and attitude take time. So allow for it and help out. THANK YOU!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attends Leestown now. She is in the 8th grade. I agree with the parents here that teachers are not what they used to be. I have witnessed the same thing and have even brought this to the attention of school officials but no one seems to care because its not there kids going to school there. I have even met with the school board regarding my daughter and the education that I not only expect but demand but no one seems to care. In the three years my daughter has been at Leestown I have only spoken to 2 teachers and both have told me she is a great student and that was in passing. I have never been asked to sit down for a 1 on 1. I think most of the staff is there for paychecks not to teach the kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    By far the worst school I have ever had to deal with. 'It needs help' is a huge understatement. Teachers yelling at students all day long is totally unacceptable. When did yelling become an acceptable form of teaching? This is not something my child has told me about this is something I have witnessed many times at this school. They want to blame the 'type' of students they have who's supposed to be in control? Who's supposed to set the example of proper conduct? The teachers do not communicate with parents on anything except behavior grades don't seem to matter to them. Your child can have an A and drop to an F in one grading period and you won't hear from the teacher. They don't seem to care if your child passes or fails. I am currently looking for another school for my child to attend. A very concerned parent C.N.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended Leestown Middle School right now and im a eighth grader. As i read reviews Leestown does need some work but that doesnt mean its a bad school. I've talked about it with many of my friends and parents. We dont know how the kids lifestyles are at home so they bring it to school...but we cant help that situation. As i tell many people i go there their always like Ohh bad school bad kids bad test scores and so on. But all i have to say is Leestown does need work but we have good expectations at that school that no one knows about! C.Owsley

  • (9 years ago)

    I also attended Leestown about 7 years ago this school has potential but needs alot of help and work...Its been through many rough years and I think the educational department should work on improving this school.. i believe it often goes unseen by the city's department of eduation because it isn't the 'best' school out there... however i learned alot socially as well the diverse group of students allowed me to branch out of my 'comfort zone' and broaden my horizons by relating with students of all races- which is a plus.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended Leestown Middle many years ago. Our family moved back to this area 6 months ago. In three weeks we will be leaving this school district for one reason Leestown Middle School. My child was an alert polite kid with goals. Never have I had to fear for my childs safety while attending school. Grades are very bad. I have discussed with the Principle Vice Principle Teachers and Dean of Students my concerns many times. There was no resolution.

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