Partner Network

Partner Network Site Demographic Information

The College of Education Program Faculty has established a network of approved sites where teacher candidates complete their field and clinical placements. This network, which has been established with school partners, ensures that candidates can develop professional expertise working with a wide range of students in a variety of diverse settings under the supervision of qualified teachers. Sites are selected using criteria linked directly to program goals, accreditation standards, and certification requirements.

Approximately half the placements are completed in the Fayette County Public School district which includes a variety of urban schools and half take place outside the Lexington/Fayette County urban district in rural or suburban settings. Currently, there are more than 80 sites in the network. Information about network sites can be accessed through links supplied by school district administrative offices. We have provided descriptions of a sampling of participating sites to highlight the diversity of placements made each semester.

School Report Cards are available online. This website includes information about credentials of teachers who serve as network partners.

A demographic chart (PDF) for Fayette County and the surrounding counties is also available.


Elementary Schools

Arlington Elementary School
Located in downtown Lexington in the northern part of Fayette County, Arlington primarily serves an urban population. Arlington’s mission is to provide each child the equal opportunity to experience lifelong academic, social and emotional success. The racial composition of this school is 49.6% White, 27.0 % African-American, 18.5% Hispanic, 4.7% Other*, and 0.3% American Indian. Nearly 83.8% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Arlington have an average of 12.4 years of teaching experience and 55.2% hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Booker T. Washington Academy
Booker T. Washington Academy is located in the northern part of Fayette County. Sitting on the edge of the downtown, it is primarily an urban school situated in a park area on approximately 8 acres of land that provide an array of learning experiences for the students. With the merger of The Academy at Lexington and Booker T. Washington Elementary, the past summer of 2005 has proven to be a true milestone for both of these schools. Booker T. Washington has two campuses, the Primary Center located at 707 Howard Street housing Preschool through 2nd grade and the Intermediate Center located at 475 Price Road housing 3rd through 5th grades.  Booker T. Washington Elementary became the first public Montessori Magnet School in Fayette County on February 22, 1994. Booker T. Washington’s mission is to prepare all students for academic excellence in a caring and diverse environment, empower students to make appropriate choices, and guide students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. The staff accepts responsibility for nurturing and teaching all students. The racial composition of this school is 68.3% African-American, 15.7% White, 13.3% Hispanic, 2.4% Other*, 0.2% Asian, and 0.2% American Indian. Nearly 84.7% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Booker T. Washington have an average of 7.2 years teaching experience and 37.5% of them hold a Master’s degrees or higher.

Cardinal Valley Elementary School
Cardinal Valley is located in northwest Lexington in Fayette County and opened in September 1962. An addition was built in 1966 and the facility was completely renovated in 1986, with additional classrooms added. The school was named for the subdivision it serves which is named for the Kentucky State bird, the “Cardinal.” Cardinal Valley’s mission, with a commitment to equity and excellence, is to educate all students through effective teaching for learning School, with a commitment to equity and excellence. The racial composition of this school is 56.5% Hispanic, 26.9% White, 14.4% African-American, and 2.1% Other*. Nearly 90.9% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Cardinal Valley have an average of 9.1 years teaching experience and 60.9% of them hold a Master’s degrees or higher.

Harrison Elementary School
Located in downtown Lexington, Harrison Elementary is named after James O. Harrison, first superintendent of Lexington Public Schools. Harrison Elementary School is the oldest existing school in the Fayette County Public School System. ITS mission is: The Harrison School community is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning and socially responsible decision making for all students in a secure and stable environment. The racial composition of this school is 50.2% African-American, 36.2% White, 8.9% Hispanic, 3.8% Other*, and 1.0% Asian. Nearly 89.8% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Harrison have an average of 10.9 years of experience and 68.8% of them hold a Master’s degrees or higher.

Hattie C. Warner Elementary School
Warner Elementary School sits outside the city limits of Nicholasville, Kentucky. It is a small, rural setting that considers itself a family. Joining with Warner families and the community, its goal is to celebrate all individuals, to provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment in order to help each child in its care enjoy the benefits of being a happy healthy person, a responsible productive citizen, and a life long learner. The racial composition of this school is 93.99% White, 2.47% African-American, 1.94% Hispanic, 1.24% Other*, and 0.35% Asian. Nearly 46.0% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Hattie C. Warner have an average of 6.5 years experience and 65.9% of them have a Master’s degree or better.

Mary Todd Elementary School
Mary Todd Elementary, a school wide Title I school, is located in a small sub division on the northside of Lexington. Mary Todd Elementary School was built in 1958, in the former Joyland Amusement Park area. It was named for Abraham Lincoln’s wife, who was born and raised in Lexington. An addition was built in 1960, and the school was completely renovated in 1986. Mary Todd’s mission is teaching and learning. All of our activities exist for these reasons. The racial composition of this school is 46.2% African-American, 39.5% White, 9.9% Hispanic, 3.6% Other*, and 0.7% American Indian. Nearly 77.0% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Mary Todd have an average of 8.8 years experience and 60.0% of them have a Master’s degree or better.

Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet School (Escuela de Inmersión en Español)
This school is located in the middle of Fayette County in between downtown Lexington and the University of Kentucky; so, it is a rather urban environment. The school was named for John Maxwell, one of the founders of Lexington. Maxwell Elementary is a partial immersion model. Maxwell’s mission is to provide an integrated multicultural environment that fosters the development of the traditional basic skills, as well as the additional skills of learning to learn, communicating in Spanish, and using higher-order thinking skills to empower students to become life-long learners who are able to live, to think, and to appreciate diversity in a changing world. More specifically, their goal is proficiency in the Spanish language, while fully developing skills and knowledge in all the basic content areas. One-half of the school day is spent in the target language (Spanish) and one-half of the school day in English. Upon completion of the Fifth Grade, students may continue their studies in Spanish at Bryan Station Middle and High Schools. The racial composition of this school is 62.0% White, 21.3% African-American, 9.5% Hispanic, 5.1% Other*, and 2.1% Asian. Nearly 18.3% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Maxwell have an average of 10.7 years teaching experience and 60.0% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Millcreek Elementary School
This school is located on the south side of Lexington. It was built in 1979, contains an Early Start Program, K – 5 Classes, and has a Comprehensive Endorsement (highest rating) by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Millcreek’s mission is to provide a positive learning environment with high expectations for all students. The racial composition of this school is 57.1% White, 27.3% African-American, 8.7% Other*, 4.2% Hispanic, 2.4% Asian, and 0.3% American Indian. Nearly 53.3% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Millcreek have an average of 9.8 years teaching experience and 58.6% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Northern Elementary School
Northern is located on the north side of Lexington, adjacent to Constitution Park. Northern’s mission is to provide an educational environment in which each student can be academically successful in order to develop into a contributing member of society. The racial composition of this school is 52.5% African-American, 33.1% White, 10.2% Hispanic, 3.8% Other*, and 0.4% Asian. Nearly 68.4% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Northern have an average of 7.1 years teaching experience and 46.7% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School
Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary is located in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Their mission statement is: “In a safe, positive environment of mutual care and respect, we celebrate individual differences, help students reach high expectations of growth and achievement, and empower them to become citizens of character and self sufficient life-long learners.” The racial composition of this school is 93.75% White, 3.93% African-American, 1.07% Hispanic, 0.89% Other*, 0.18% Asian, and 0.18% American Indian. Nearly 48.0% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Rosenwald-Dunbar have an average of 5.3 years teaching experience and 70.7% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Southside Elementary School
Southside Elementary is located in Versailles, Kentucky. Since their inception in 1992, Southside has provided an atmosphere of comfort, confidence, and challenge. The high degree of support and enrichment enable students to be sufficiently challenged to achieve success through determination and hard work. The faculty and staff of Southside Elementary are working together through a partnership of school, home, and community to help all students develop to their full potential in becoming responsible, productive citizens. The racial composition of this school is 88.0% White, 6.0% Hispanic, 3.0% African-American, 2.0% Other*, and 1.0% Asian. Nearly 24.0% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Southside have an average of 13.2 years teaching experience and 71% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Squires Elementary School
Squires Elementary is located in a suburb in the eastern portion of Fayette County. Squires was built in 1988 and the majority if the students live at walking distance making it possible for the school to sponsor several after school programs for its students. Committed to equity and excellence, Squires’ mission is to educate all students through effective teaching for learning. The racial composition of this school is 67.2% White, 20.8% African-American, 8.8% Other*, and 3.2% Hispanic. Nearly 43.3% of students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Squires have an average of 11.3 years teaching experience and 65.0% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Strode Station Elementary School
Strode Station Elementary School is located in Winchester, Kentucky. Their mission statement is as follows: We the faculty and staff of SSE believe that each student is a unique individual with needs which must be met in order to achieve and develop to his/her full potential.  We believe that this is our responsibility to promote an atmosphere which will help students to develop a feeling of self worth, respect for others, and a spirit of cooperation.  We feel that it is our responsibility to work together to create a climate in which the staff, student, parent, and community work cooperatively to help students acquire the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge to become responsible contributing members of society in the future as well as the present. The racial composition is 83.50% White, 11.28% African-American, 2.86% Hispanic, 1.52% Other*, 0.51% Asian, and 0.34% American Indian. Nearly 53.21% of students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Strode Station have an average of 13.1 years teaching experience and 59.6% of them hold a Master’s degree of higher.


Middle Schools

Bryan Station Traditional Magnet School
Bryan Station Traditional Magnet School is in the Hermitage Hills Subdivision adjacent to Bryan Station High School in northern Fayette County. The school has been operating since January 1933, making it one of the oldest schools in Fayette County. The original building was razed and a new 60,000 square-foot facility was constructed in 1978. Students in the nearby neighborhoods may attend Bryan Station automatically; however, students from throughout Fayette County may apply to attend this school. The goal at Bryan Station Traditional is to establish high expectations for all students.  The school believes all students can be successful in their academic and extracurricular endeavors.  The school strives to create an environment in which students feel physically safe and academically challenged and respected as individuals. The racial composition of this school is 53.5% White, 38.6% African-American, 4.3% Hispanic, 3.0% Other*, 0.5% Asian, and 0.2% American Indian. Nearly 45.3% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Bryan Station have an average of 9.2 years teaching experience and 50.9% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Crawford Middle School
Located on the outer edge of the northeast quadrant of Lexington, Crawford sits in a somewhat rural setting. Crawford Middle School opened in 1968 and is named for two Lexington educators, Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Crawford. Crawford is the first Fayette County Secondary School to be successfully operated by two female administrators. Crawford’s mission has been to provide a learning environment which fosters and facilitates student success academically, while striving to address the critical, emotional, intellectual, social and physiological needs as they relate to the development of their students. The racial composition of this school is 53.3% White students, 31.2% African-American, 8.8% Hispanic, 5.4% Other*, 0.7% Asian, and 0.6% American Indian. Nearly 65.6% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Crawford have an average of 13 years teaching experience and 63.5% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Lexington Traditional Magnet School
Lexington Traditional Magnet School, on North Limestone Street, was built in 1909. It was designed to serve as a high school, but in 1928 it became a junior high school. It was replaced in the mid-1960’s with a new facility. In 2002, LTMS began a three-year renovation that was completed in early 2005. The mission of Lexington Traditional Magnet School is to provide an enriched education in which all students are empowered through a shared commitment among staff, students, and parents to strive for academic excellence. In a highly disciplined atmosphere with well-defined expectations, all students will be challenged to achieve their full personal and academic potential. The racial composition of this school is 50.8% White, 40.3% African-American, 4.3% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, and 1.6% Other*. Nearly 43.5% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Lexington Traditional Magnet have an average of 12.8 years teaching experience and 78.0% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Morton Middle School
Morton Middle School is located in central Lexington. Under the guidance of Mayor Charlton Hunt, Lexington’s first public school was started. William “Lord” Morton, a wealthy merchant, left one-tenth of his estate for the establishment and support of a school to be named in his honor. William Morton Junior High, originally on the corner of Short and Walnut Streets, opened in March 1834. A new educational structure was built on the same site in 1849 and was named Morton High School in 1905. The new high school was erected in 1909 on Main Street where the former First Security Bank stood. In 1938, the present building was constructed on Tates Creek Road. Morton’s mission is: ‘Exemplary Learning, No excuses, No exceptions!’ and the high expectations of its leadership and staff enables the school to bring this extraordinary mission, vision and culture to life! The racial composition of this school is 71.3% White, 13.1% African-American, 8.2% Hispanic, 4.5% Asian, 2.8% Other*, and 0.1% American Indian. Nearly 28.3% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Morton Middle have an average of 14.5 years teaching experience and 70.7% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

West Jessamine Middle School
West Jessamine Middle is located in Nicholasville, Kentucky. West Jessamine Middle’s mission is to challenge all learners to think, achieve, and perform at their highest level. The racial composition of this school is 94.07% White, 2.59% African-American, 1.60% Other*, 0.99% Hispanic, 0.49% Asian, and 0.25% American Indian. Nearly 43.0% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at West Jessamine Middle have an average of 7.2 years teaching experience and 77.6% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Winburn Middle School
Located on Lexington’s north side, Winburn Middle School was built in 1970 and remodeled in 1999. Winburn draws largely from an urban area in north-central Fayette County, but sits on the edge of a rural area, so it serves a rural population as well. Winburn’s mission is to educate all students to become active, independent learners, and to provide a safe, positive environment which promotes parental and community involvement, enabling all students to achieve high standards of scholarship and citizenship. The racial composition of this school is 42.4% White, 37.5% African-American, 13.9% Hispanic, 4.2% Asian, 1.8% Other*, and 0.2% American Indian. Nearly 63.2% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Winburn have an average of 9 years teaching experience and 63.2% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.


High Schools

Bryan Station High School
Bryan Station High School, which is located in north Lexington, serves an urban and rural population. It is named for a 1700’s pioneer settlement and opened its doors in 1958. There have been several additions including an entire renovation in 1979. A new state-of-the-art facility opened in January 2007. Bryan Station’s mission is to provide every student with the opportunity to achieve the highest academic levels by utilizing faculty, staff, parents, and the community. All stakeholders in Bryan Station High School work collaboratively in assisting their students to make a successful transition to life. The racial composition of this school is 45.6% White, 44.4% African-American, 7.3% Hispanic, 2.3% Other*, and 0.3% Asian. Nearly 55.4% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Bryan Station have an average of 11.6 years teaching experience and 72.8% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

George Rogers Clark High School
George Rogers Clark High School, which is located in Clark County, serves a rural population. In 1963 George Rogers Clark High School was established as a result of the consolidation of Clark County High and Winchester High. George Rogers Clark is a comprehensive high school with a wide range of academic and vocational courses. It is a public secondary school and is accredited by the Kentucky State Board of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. George Rogers Clark’s mission is to provide an environment that best promotes the desire to teach and learn at the most challenging level possible.  The focus is to enhance student learning and performance in order to meet life’s challenges through building a culture of school improvement, ownership, team building, communication, and common trust. The racial composition of this school is 91.32% White, 7.05% African-American, 0.88% Hispanic, 0.44% Other*, 0.19% Asian, and 0.13% American Indian. Nearly 34.68% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at George Rogers Clark have an average of 11.3 years teaching experience and 71.1% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Henry Clay High School
Henry Clay High School is the oldest high school in Fayette County, and opened on Main Street in 1928. The Central Offices of the school system are now located at this site. The present facility on Fontaine Road was opened in 1970. The Henry Clay staff is highly committed to open communications and parent involvement. Though Henry Clay High School serves a suburban population, they also draw from students who live in downtown Lexington. Henry Clay’s mission is to educate and to prepare their students for a life of productive citizenship. The racial composition of this school is 69.7% White, 21.0% African-American, 4.0% Hispanic, 3.2% Asian, and 1.9% Other*, and 0.1% American Indian. Nearly 28.1% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Henry Clay have an average of 12.1 years teaching experience and 74.4% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Tates Creek High School
Tates Creek High School is located in southeast Lexington. Tates Creek serves a student population from a wide range of socio-economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Tates Creek’s mission is to provide a strong academic and social foundation within a safe and nurturing environment whereby all students aspire to use their acquired knowledge and skills to become responsible, contributing members of society. The racial composition of this school is 71.8% White, 20.3% African-American, 2.5% Asian, 2.5% Other*, 2.3% Hispanic, and 0.4% American Indian. Nearly 28.2% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Tates Creek have an average of 12.3 years teaching experience and 78.7% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

West Jessamine High School
West Jessamine High School is located in Nicholasville, Kentucky. West Jessamine’s mission is to ensure that each student develops the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to reach his or her full potential, to be competitive in a global society and to be a responsible, contributing family and community member.  The mission is accomplished through out motto of “The 3 R’s; Respect, Responsibility, and Resolve”. The racial composition of this school is 90.97% White, 4.26% African-American, 2.33% Other*, 1.12% Asian, 0.81% Hispanic, and 0.51% American Indian. Nearly 36.0% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at West Jessamine High have an average of 7.9 years teaching experience and 67.7% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Woodford County High School
Woodford County High School is located in Versailles which is adjacent to Lexington. The school’s mission is to create and nurture a positive and safe learning environment of mutual respect, open communication, and high standards where all participants exhibit the ability to be life-long learners equipped to successfully challenge the future. The racial composition of this school is 89.0% White, 6.0% African-American, 3.0% Hispanic, 1.0% Asian, 1.0% Other*, and less than 1% American Indian. Nearly 20.0% of the students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Teachers at Woodford County have an average of 11.4 years teaching experience and 78.6% of them hold a Master’s degree or higher.

* Those who are not included in the categories listed.