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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
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Martha Layne Collins High School is an above average, public school located in Shelbyville, KY. It has 1,029 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
801 Discovery Blvd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Telephone
(502) 647-1160
Website

Martha Layne Collins High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1150
5 responses
Average ACT
25
170 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
Rural
Median Household Income
$61,737
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • State games
    40%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • The arts program
    15%
  • Pep-rallys!
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Cheer competitions
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,029
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,053
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 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
$11,764/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Martha Layne Collins High School Reviews

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Being apart of Martha Layne Collins has been a great experience for me. I enjoy coming to a school that has such a good atmosphere to learn and grow in. I really like the involvement in sports and being able to branch out and play lacrosse with our rival school, Shelby County High School. Martha Layne Collins has prepared me for life after high school and has shown me that I can do more to further my education. Attending Martha Layne Collins I am given more opportunities to succeed academically and athletically. Overall, this school would be a great fit for anyone.
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I loved the teachers! Most supportive and caring teachers I’ve ever experienced. Administration was way too concerned about “making everyone college and career ready” they barely punished anyone. Took away our bathroom useage as punishment for the entire school when it should have only punished a small group of students.
What I liked about Martha Layne Collins is that the teachers are very helpful and the counselors are great! The teachers and counselors, both go out of their way to help you and make sure that you do good in school. They aren't like any other teachers/counselors at other schools, they show that they believe in you and want to help you succeed.