Ludlow High School

Summary:

Ludlow High School is a public high school in Ludlow, Kentucky, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 364 students. The school is part of the Ludlow Independent School District, which is ranked 61 out of 160 districts in Kentucky and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ludlow High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Kentucky, with a statewide ranking of 10 out of 276 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's students outperform the state and district averages in standardized tests, with 74% of 11th-graders proficient or better in ACT English, compared to the state average of 47%. However, Ludlow High School has a predominantly white student population (87.64%), which is higher than the state average and nearby schools like Newport High School and Holmes High School, which have more diverse student populations. Additionally, 64.29% of Ludlow High School's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the state average and nearby schools like Dixie Heights High School (39.01%) and Beechwood High School (14.31%).

Despite the challenges posed by its high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, Ludlow High School has maintained its academic excellence, with a relatively high per-student spending of $21,755 in the 2018-2019 school year, compared to nearby schools like Dayton High School ($15,191) and Dixie Heights High School ($11,424). This success can serve as a valuable case study for understanding how to support and empower students in similar circumstances, and the school's consistent academic performance suggests that it may be a model for other schools in the region to emulate.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 515 Elm St
       Ludlow, KY  41016


(859) 261-8211

District: Ludlow Independent

SchoolDigger Rank:
10th of 276 Kentucky High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,755 Help


Feeder schools for Ludlow High School:

Elementary:    Mary A. Goetz Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  364

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.6%
Hispanic:
5.8%
Two or more races:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.3% Help


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Compare Details Ludlow High School ranks worse than 57.8% of middle schools in Kentucky. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.73. (See more...)
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Compare Details Ludlow High School ranks better than 96.4% of high schools in Kentucky. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.6%), Hispanic (5.8%), two or more races (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ludlow High School is 13.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ludlow High School is $21,755.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ludlow High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ludlow High School 189th of 327 Kentucky public middle schools. (See Ludlow High School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Ludlow High School 10th of 276 Kentucky public high schools. (See Ludlow High School in the ranking list.)

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Ludlow Independent:

SchoolDigger ranks Ludlow Independent 61st of 160 Kentucky school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ludlow High School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 20.90 261st 304 14.1%
2012 45.54 180th 319 43.6%
2013 48.75 178th 335 46.9%
2014 26.91 272nd 335 18.8%
2015 46.45 180th 337 46.6%
2016 55.88 139th 331 58.0%
2017 34.13 237th 330 28.2%
2018 31.13 254th 322 21.1%
2019 49.25 161st 335 51.9%
2022 44.14 172nd 320 46.3%
2023 40.73 189th 327 42.2%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.90 189th 294 35.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.26 168th 285 41.1%
2019 61.95 89th 303 70.6%
2022 39.04 181st 310 41.6%
2023 37.38 187th 309 39.5%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.27 245th 290 15.5%
2019 44.48 171st 299 42.8%
2022 40.05 182nd 299 39.1%
2023 18.64 253rd 295 14.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.31 216th 293 26.3%
2019 50.02 139th 303 54.1%
2022 48.89 135th 304 55.6%
2023 64.74 80th 307 73.9%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.61 206th 253 18.6%
2019 56.86 108th 266 59.4%
2022 38.99 192nd 314 38.9%
2023 34.80 213th 320 33.4%
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Data source: test scores: Kentucky Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Ludlow High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 68.45 54th 217 75.1%
2008 59.06 67th 217 69.1%
2009 73.25 34th 217 84.3%
2010 72.78 45th 223 79.8%
2011 64.54 61st 226 73.0%
2012 53.91 91st 229 60.3%
2013 67.16 77th 291 73.5%
2014 76.69 42nd 290 85.5%
2015 76.61 49th 295 83.4%
2016 74.50 54th 288 81.3%
2017 79.74 35th 287 87.8%
2018 72.54 59th 271 78.2%
2019 72.71 48th 285 83.2%
2021 33.91 173rd 267 35.2%
2022 86.08 16th 271 94.1%
2023 91.45 10th 276 96.4%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.21 63rd 226 72.1%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.62 11th 232 95.3%
2019 88.39 12th 254 95.3%
2021 23.19 201st 234 14.1%
2022 96.78 2nd 266 99.2%
2023 97.01 3rd 272 98.9%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.08 137th 234 41.5%
2019 59.87 95th 249 61.8%
2021 28.14 184th 236 22.0%
2022 92.65 7th 252 97.2%
2023 92.86 9th 253 96.4%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.88 18th 237 92.4%
2019 79.54 31st 251 87.6%
2021 27.55 179th 238 24.8%
2022 77.74 27th 257 89.5%
2023 77.46 25th 259 90.3%
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Rank History for high school White students at Ludlow High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.65 60th 198 69.7%
2019 62.63 69th 219 68.5%
2022 79.42 27th 260 89.6%
2023 88.14 17th 264 93.6%
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Data source: test scores: Kentucky Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Ludlow High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 416 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1989 392 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1990 418 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1991 417 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1992 439 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1993 456 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1994 453 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 453
1995 452 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 452
1996 452 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 452
1997 437 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 440
1998 428 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2 430
1999 423 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 423
2000 274 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 274
2001 255 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 255
2002 299 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 299
2003 299 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 299
2004 302 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2005 300 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2006 294 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 297
2007 302 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 302
2008 463 0 1 2 1 n/a n/a 1 468
2009 446 0 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 449
2010 431 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 2 439
2011 444 2 0 4 0 0 4 0 454
2012 401 1 0 7 0 0 9 0 418
2013 402 1 1 5 0 0 12 0 421
2014 379 1 1 7 0 0 9 0 397
2015 363 1 1 7 0 0 12 0 384
2016 360 2 0 9 0 0 15 0 386
2017 329 3 1 11 0 0 16 0 360
2018 326 4 3 11 0 0 17 0 361
2019 350 6 3 11 0 0 16 0 386
2020 341 6 2 13 0 0 24 0 386
2021 344 7 1 14 1 0 27 0 394
2022 314 8 1 15 1 0 22 0 361
2023 319 6 1 21 1 0 16 0 364

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ludlow High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 416 26.6 15.6 n/a
1989 392 24.1 16.2 n/a
1990 418 23.8 17.5 n/a
1991 417 23.6 17.6 n/a
1992 439 23.1 19.0 n/a
1993 456 25.1 18.2 n/a
1994 453 25.1 18.0 n/a
1995 452 26.4 17.1 n/a
1996 452 26.4 17.1 n/a
1997 440 27.6 15.9 20.5
1998 430 27.5 15.6 21
1999 423 28.1 15.1 34.8
2000 274 19.0 14.4 35.4
2001 255 18.7 13.6 26.7
2002 299 17.8 16.8 45.5
2003 299 17.8 16.8 45.5
2004 303 18.0 16.8 n/a
2005 303 19.5 15.5 n/a
2006 297 19.7 15.1 37
2007 302 19.0 15.9 40.1
2008 468 27.2 17.2 50.7
2009 449 29.2 15.4 47.4
2010 439 26.2 16.7 60
2011 454 32.6 13.8 61
2012 418 32.0 13.0 59.3
2013 421 32.0 13.1 51.8
2014 397 28.0 14.1 63.2
2015 384 28.0 13.7 60.7
2016 386 27.0 14.2 65.3
2017 360 27.0 13.3 65.3
2018 361 26.0 13.8 66.2
2019 386 25.0 15.4 62.2
2020 386 27.0 14.2 64
2021 394 26.5 14.8 56.1
2022 361 26.5 13.6 57.3
2023 364 27.0 13.4 64.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ludlow High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 416 26.6 15.6 n/a
1989 392 24.1 16.2 n/a
1990 418 23.8 17.5 n/a
1991 417 23.6 17.6 n/a
1992 439 23.1 19.0 n/a
1993 456 25.1 18.2 n/a
1994 453 25.1 18.0 n/a
1995 452 26.4 17.1 n/a
1996 452 26.4 17.1 n/a
1997 440 27.6 15.9 20.5
1998 430 27.5 15.6 21
1999 423 28.1 15.1 34.8
2000 274 19.0 14.4 35.4
2001 255 18.7 13.6 26.7
2002 299 17.8 16.8 45.5
2003 299 17.8 16.8 45.5
2004 303 18.0 16.8 n/a
2005 303 19.5 15.5 n/a
2006 297 19.7 15.1 37
2007 302 19.0 15.9 40.1
2008 468 27.2 17.2 50.7
2009 449 29.2 15.4 47.4
2010 439 26.2 16.7 60
2011 454 32.6 13.8 61
2012 418 32.0 13.0 59.3
2013 421 32.0 13.1 51.8
2014 397 28.0 14.1 63.2
2015 384 28.0 13.7 60.7
2016 386 27.0 14.2 65.3
2017 360 27.0 13.3 65.3
2018 361 26.0 13.8 66.2
2019 386 25.0 15.4 62.2
2020 386 27.0 14.2 64
2021 394 26.5 14.8 56.1
2022 361 26.5 13.6 57.3
2023 364 27.0 13.4 64.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ludlow High School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $737 (4.6%) $390 (2.4%) $1,127 (7.0%) $12,795 (79.5%) $2,179 (13.5%) $14,974 (93.0%) $16,101
2019 $981 (4.5%) $8,679 (39.9%) $16,659 (76.6%) $2,585 (11.9%) $1,820 (8.4%) $19,245 (88.5%) $21,755

Data source: Kentucky Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ludlow High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 161st of 335 Middle schoolsRanks 189th of 327 Middle schools
 9.7%
Ranks 48th of 285 High schoolsRanks 10th of 276 High schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English (Ludlow High School)6374
 11%
   11th Grade English (Ludlow Independent)6374
 11%
   11th Grade English (Kentucky)49.147
 2.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Ludlow High School)39.149
 9.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Ludlow Independent)39.149
 9.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Kentucky)36.433
 3.4%
11th Grade Reading (Ludlow High School)5055
 5%
   11th Grade Reading (Ludlow Independent)5055
 5%
   11th Grade Reading (Kentucky)4644
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students386364
 5.7%
African American66
American Indian01
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic1121
 90.9%
Pacific Islander00
White350319
 8.9%
Two or More Races1616
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.2%64.3%
 2.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ludlow High School

Ludlow High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Mary A. Goetz Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 364 students attended Ludlow High School.

Students at Ludlow High School are 88% White, 6% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Yes! Ludlow High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 10th of 276 Kentucky high schools.


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