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About This School

Veterans Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lexington. 670 children attend Veterans Park Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 11% of the 670 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Veterans Park Elementary School is 17:1. Trinity Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 24%
Asian 11% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 1% 9%
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 11% 45%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attended Veteran's Park and both loved the experience and have grown incredibly. Parental involvement is off the charts!

  • (4 years ago)

    If I could give a split review I would. For the positives...Parent involvement is fantastic (and largely what makes this school stand out); The math program is good (would give it 3.5-4 stars); The quality of the teachers in my experience is quite good. For the negatives...Class sizes are larger than average (which makes the high parental involvement necessary); The reading program needs work -- it is average at best (both of my children read at above their grade levels according to VP school but both seem to be behind some of their counterparts (i.e. friends) at other schools which makes me doubt that VP's standards are as high as other schools); Along the same lines Junie B. Jones is a fun & enjoyable book for children to read but I have serious issues with my child 'learning' to read from a book like this (bad spelling & grammar).

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Veterans Park Elementary for three years before a job transfer moved us to a different state. Our new elementary school is also rated a '10' on greatschools.com but it still suffers by comparison to Veterans. Veterans Park Elementary is second to none in its academic programs including a dedicated English as a Second Language teacher a gifted and talented program grouped teaching for greatest effectiveness. The school offers a truly dynamic fantastic group of teachers and a principal who respects the students creates a caring and safe facility and uses sensible rules handle situations before they become problems. The parent involvement is amazing -- a stream of volunteers and every PTA chair position is filled. The students seem to have a high degree of respect for one another and older students are proud to help the younger students. I cannot imagine a better school.

  • (8 years ago)

    VPE is an outstanding school. My daughter has been there for K and 1st grade so far and I am amazed by the quality of the education she is receiving there. The teachers are dedicated professional and go way beyond what is expected of them. Parent involvement at VPE fuels the positive motivation that is seen from the administration staff and students. In my opinion VPE is a better school than any other public or private school in Lexington and surrounding areas.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children in Veterans Park Elementary 2nd grade and kindergarten. The quality of their academic programs is outstanding. I'm a parent volunteer in my children's classrooms which is wonderful because you can really get a good look at what goes on inside the classroom. They teach the children how to be good citizens through their guidance classes and monthly projects like donating food to God's Pantry. Also I've never seen so much parent involvement in one school it's awesome! My children and I love Veterans Park Elementary! K.D. Isert

  • (10 years ago)

    I have visited the school on many occassionas and find the Teachers and the Staff the best. I feel that my Grandaughter is getting the best education possible. The School has many extra accitivities that the parents and grandparents may attend. The only thing that I have a complainent about is the the parking and that is not all bad when so many parents and Grandparents turn our to support their kids and grandkids. It is a great school. I wish that my other granddaughter had the opportinity to attend Veterans Park George C Scott

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