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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Martha Layne Collins High School is an above average, public school located in Shelbyville, KY. It has 1,083 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
801 Discovery Blvd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Telephone
(502) 647-1160
Website
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Martha Layne Collins High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
8 responses
Average ACT
25
196 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$63,171
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$824
National
$949
Median Home Value
$184,900
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • State games
    31%
  • Pep rallies
    16%
  • The arts program
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep-rallys!
    9%
  • Cheer competitions
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,083
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,837
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,619/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I personally love my high school! I love how they're really focused on bringing the students together, the pep rallies, the clubs, the Friday night football games its such a fun time. I've made memories and friends at this school that will last forever and I couldn't be more grateful. they offer dual credit classes which I love, I'm always stressing about my future but my school has helped me figure so much out. the only thing I would change about Martha Layne collins is it being 7th-12 just because its always a little packed and a little hectic.
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Martha Layne Collins High school is a very good school. Being a new school, they are always looking for new ways to improve learning and teaching methods. Like any other school there are some things that could be changed, but Collins works hard to try and see the things that need changing. I think that all schools in general, but especially my school, Collins High school should implement more student based teaching methods, where it is focused on their own personal abilities passions and talents rather than the standardized one size fits all way of teaching and constant testing. Many students like me are more creative minded rather than numerically minded, and don't do as well on testing but still get good grades in school, and have different ways they learn better, than the one way they teach that is expected to work for everyone but it doesn't always. But Collins is a great school and I expect great things in the future.
This school give you so many opportunities to expanded your knowledge. We have assistance from every teacher for college and career ready goals. We grow with our teachers and stay in touch with them, through out our whole high school experience. Every Teacher is willing to come early or stay after school, to improve students learning and understanding. We get to experience multiple career pathways to help with our life goals, all the way from engineering to biomedical sciences.