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Christ the King School

Private | PK-8 | 528 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2014

My husband and I have been so happy with my experience at CKS. We have two children currently enrolled and we have been there for 4 years now. The teachers take incredible concern with every aspect of my children's intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth. I feel like we are part of a supportive environment and that my children are very well taken care of. My kids love going to CKS, I love volunteering there, it has been a blessing in our lives. I can't say enough good things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

Christ the King is not only a wonderful school but offers students some of the most caring teachers around. Academically - it is far batter than public schools. I volunteer and teach Junior Achievement at various public schools. I'm always comparing my son's class & CKS is almost a grade ahead of Fayette County. A former TLS teacher said the English covered in 4th grade at CKS is similar to 6th grade there. I did not attend Catholic school growing up, but I am so thankful for the school & staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

We have been a part of the CKS family for 7 years now and have been with thrilled with it. Our kids are receiving an excellent education from teachers who really care. Both the academics and sacramental training are very strong. I love that my kids are in a faith based environment that promotes stewardship within our school, parish, and community. We have a new principal this year who is working hard to grow our wonderful school. We have been involved with CKS from the start and have always felt welcomed by the faculty and staff. They really care about our kids and want them to succeed. I would highly recommend Christ the King to anyone looking for a Catholic education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

I truly believe Christ the King School is one of the top schools in Lexington. As a parent of three children who have attended over the course of 13 years I have been very pleased with the education each one has received. My children are at different levels academically from high achieving to needing some remediation. The needs of each have been met. My children who are now in high school are taking honors and AP courses. I really like the faith-based atmosphere at the school. Stewardship is a priority and the sacramental preparation program is amazing. Finally, the faculty and staff are among the top in Lexington. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and are welcome in the building throughout the day. CKS is an incredible value and a terrific investment. I strongly encourage families considering a faith-based education to visit the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Christ the King School is a wonderful elementary school. I have two children currently enrolled and their needs have been met both academically, emotionally, and spiritually by the wonderful staff and faculty. The families are wonderful and extremely supportive of the school and one another. It is an amazing community that I am proud to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2014

The CKS education model they present upon arrival has a fantastic shell, it looks awesome and soooo grand but once you are in there and you see how things work and you give it a chance I truly have zero doubt you will not feel like everyone there! Disappointed. I have never seen such backstabbing negative derogatory comments about an institution in my entire life by people who attend there daily! It is a very toxic environment. We have 3 children and we chose to move to a school (TLS) with much smaller class sizes, a positive parent/teacher environment, and it is a breath of fresh air. Hard to move from our religious school that both my husband and myself grew up going to but things are different, things have changed, be very careful when choosing schools and education for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

All of my family had always attended Sayre School but they chose to give me a catholic education. This "Catholic" education was probably the worst thing to happen to me. This school had 4 different math teachers while i was in middle school there. As a result my math has ben struggling ever since. The other subjects weren't very well rounded either. If I have a choice I am definitely sending my child to Sayre or The Lexington School.


Posted November 18, 2010

Lesadership wtihin the school, inlcuding some Church Leadership, is more concerned with style over substance. The Schools position on pressing matters has little to do with what is best for the student and more to do with what is in the inerest of the school. The one bright spot is the assistant principal who listens and provides feedback. The Principal is disconnected, stoic at best and is most interested in dealing with difficlut situations by hoping things /people will just go away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

I went to Christ the King from Kindergarten through 8th grade and had a wonderful experience. The teachers are wonderful and truly care about their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2006

Christ the King is a fabulous school with wonderful teachers and a great reputation. Students enter high school fully prepared and committed to their academics thanks to what they learned at Christ the King.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 23, 2004

I had two children go to CKS and they both had a great educational learning experience. It is a great Catholic school that emphasizes spirituality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

I was a former student at Christ the King and have two children there now. I am very pleased with the school and the school leadership. I think the math program in the upper grades is good but has room for improvement. I also feel that the principal, Rita King, has done a wonderful job and that the school is lucky to have her! I believe that my children are well ahead of children their age in the public school system. Truly, if you look at the entire package as a whole, I do not think you could find a better elementary school in the state of Kentucky!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

Our middle school is in crisis and the crisis is occasioned by it's leadership.Discipline is a mess, evidenced by favoritism especially with regard to serious infractions and expulsions. The math program is unacceptable. Our 8th graders are graduating unprepared for high school in math. Parents are faced with the question each year, Catholic education vs. quality education. We are told to pray on it, that our school is not for everyone, or they are doing the best they can do. Great facility, some awesome teachers, unrealized potential.Leadership change is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I went to school at Christ the King for 9 years (from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I graduated in 1997 and I will forever be grateful for having attended school there. I am a junior in college now and I don't know how I ever would have made it without all the wonderful teachers and friends I had there. I will definitely be sending my children to Catholic schools because I know the benefits of the education I received.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 81%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Lexington
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lexington Catholic leagues too
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Dance and Girls on the Run
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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  • Parent are very involved and supportive!
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412 Cochran Road
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 266-5641

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