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Lexington Traditional Magnet School

Public | 6-8 | 755 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2012

LTMS is now the worst school that I have ever known. I heard lot complaints about this school and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2011

My daughter is in her eighth grade year and is an honor student. I came across this site while researching high schools. My basic opinion of LTMS is not good. It seems as if they're trying to turn it away from a magnet school. There were a lot of teachers who quit or got fired this year and last, resulting in a lot of new teachers. When you consider this is a magnet school, it's my opinion that the teachers should be well experienced but this is not the case now. I have met with the princpal (who is only in her second year there) and her responses and accountability are not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

My older daughter went through Beaumont Middles School, but we decided to enroll our younger daughter at LTMS. Before enrolling, we set down with the school principal Mr. Goode and Counselor Mrs. Turner and discussed many issues like integration of kids of diffrent educational background, extra-curricular activities, which high schools do the kids go after LTMS, etc. We are very happy with the academic progress of my daughter, her involvement in extra-curricular activities, access to teachers and counselor, personalized attention by the staff. I regualry see a lot more cars in the parking lot an hour after the school is out than what I saw at Beaumont Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

I am so pleased with the 2005-2006 school year at LTMS. This is due in great part to the dedication of the new principal, Mr. Goode and his asst. principal, Mr. Rhore. There is opportunity to see great academic progress for each student, and my daughter is being challanged to excel!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students43%
Female53%
Male31%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female48%
Male32%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male43%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female54%
Male23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female33%
Male40%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female45%
Male56%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male52%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female47%
Male30%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 82%
Black 39% 11%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 4% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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350 North Limestone St
Lexington, KY 40508
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