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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
J. Graham Brown School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Louisville, KY. It has 729 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

J. Graham Brown School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
5 responses
Average ACT
25
120 responses
AP Enrollment
77%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$18,499
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$406
National
$949
Median Home Value
$394,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Homecoming, Pep rallies, Spring and Fall festivals
    45%
  • Earth Day
    9%
  • Founders Day
    9%
  • Music Concerts
    9%
  • Pops Concert / Silent Auction PTSA
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
729
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,657/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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The Brown School is not perfect, but it is as close to perfect as I’m going to get with public edification. I am diagnosed with autism, OCD, dyspraxia, and a variety of other things that impede my ability to function. Previously, I attended a school where I was not able to be mainstreamed most of the time and had constant mental breakdowns; I was bullied regularly by the staff and students, causing me to become depressed and anxious. Here, I still have problems, but I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Here, I can walk down the hallways and not be worried about being attacked unlike my previous school. Here, I am able to participate in class. Here, the ECE teacher and a lot of the other teachers truly care about the students. I’m not saying that I haven’t had bad experiences; I still experience discrimination and bullying. However, I am doing so much better.I am even taking many AP classes as a freshman and maintaining a 4.25 GPA.The Brown School is truly a unique place
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This school is so inclusive and inviting. You can be yourself without worrying about anyone making fun of you. There's no popular people or any sort of social hierarchy. It's SUPER easy to make new friends. Everyone is tired of being with the same group of people for that long of a time so they're ready for a change. The work is hard but it's not too time-consuming. There's a fair amount of homework. During freshmen orientation, I was talking in the area that leads into the lobby with some new friends I had made when a girl I had never met before slammed the lobby doors open and saw me. She yelled at me, "ARE YOU NEW?" and I replied "yes, I am new." She ran over to another group of kids in the lobby and yelled, "WE HAVE ANOTHER NEW KID!" This girl became one of my best friends. As soon as new kids arrived, all the old ones would crowd around them and ask them if they're new (which they are, of course) and become friends with them. In a small school, everyone is friends with everyone.
I have been at the J. Graham Brown School since Kindergarten, so I really know my stuff when talking about the Brown School. The teachers and staff are so amazing, and everyone knows everybody (because we are so small). There is never really a stranger here, so you always have someone to go to when you have an issue. We also have great academics while also keeping a family like environment, which to me seems hard to do for other schools in my district. I feel like my school is the best, and I've loved it ever since Kindergarten.