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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
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Tates Creek High School is an above average, public school located in Lexington, KY. It has 1,829 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1111 Centre Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40517
Telephone
(859) 381-3620
Website
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Tates Creek High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1080
22 responses
Average ACT
25
264 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,013
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Graduation week
    21%
  • Senior skip day
    16%
  • In-School Drama Performances
    15%
  • Game days
    13%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    11%
  • Hat day
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,829
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$12,652/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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My experience at Tates Creek High School has been both great and terrible for many reasons. I’ve had a multitude of great teachers and I have had a few that weren’t so great, such as one teacher that assigns basically no work unless a substitute is assigned; even when she did give assignments, they were easily done within 45 minutes no matter how much you procrastinated, and they were painfully easy. That being said, I’ve also had classes where teachers have nearly overwhelmed I, someone who had never before felt even somewhat overwhelmed by school before this point, with the workload; mind you, this part is good because it has forced me to overcome my tendency to put things off and has overall made me a much harder worker and someone with much higher levels of success compared to what they would have been before. All in all, I’ve never not understood the content that has been presented to me, and 4/5 of the teachers I’ve had have been superb.
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I had a great experience while I was at tates creek, the teachers are kind and helpful, there are many things to do to be involved, and there's many different people there as well, we really like to focus on college readiness so there are many different classes that give a little taste of the general topic of a career type that you might want to go into, the school does have a bad reputation for having multiple violent incidents, but it really is a good school, with an international baccalaureate program that not only pushes students to be college ready, but also helps them in the steps to get there.
I enjoyed my experience with friends at TCHS however I wish I had been challenged more in my academics and leadership capabilities. There were several gun incidents at the school, however they truly did not make the school any less safe, so I felt that it was a good school and that others overreacted unnecessarily by installing metal detectors and doing searches. I enjoyed the diversity of the school and enjoyed the atmosphere and friendships that it created.