Our Affiliated Site: Menifee Central Elementary School in Kentucky

facts about Menifee Central Elementary School:

  • Grades Served: Kindergarten – eighth grade
  • Average Enrollment: 650 students
  • School Facilities: A new, state-of-the-art facility with a gymnasium, a stage, and a restaurant-style cafeteria
  • Faculty: Six administrators, 50 faculty members, and over 100 staff members total. Student to teacher ratio: 1:20
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are served daily.
    The school also hosts an after-school lunch and summer feeding program.
  • Percentage of Students on the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Meal Program: 82%
  • School Curriculum: The curriculum is based on the Kentucky Program of Studies and the Kentucky Core Content.
  • Sports and Activities: Pee-Wee Basketball, Little League Basketball, Little League Baseball, academic teams, drama club, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts
  • Resources: The school offers families the services of a Family Resource Center.
  • Academic Schedule: The school year typically begins the first week of August and ends the second week of May. Traditional holidays are observed.

Picturesque Menifee County is situated in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state, an area that was once dominated by the coal mining industry. The county is located in the midst of the Daniel Boone National Forest (between Cave Run Lake and Red River Gorge). While it is very beautiful, the fact that much of the land is owned by the federal government presents some challenges. There is private use at the lower elevations, but the upper elevations are restricted from any business or commercial development. With the decline of the coal industry in the recent past and the lack of other businesses, small farms and logging operations provide the few available jobs in the area.

As a result, Menifee County suffers from many of the socioeconomic problems that plague Appalachia, including high unemployment rates, high rates of adult illiteracy, and widespread poverty. For this reason, Menifee Central Elementary School serves as a beacon of hope for the surrounding community, providing a quality education to students, which is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty so that students may rise above the difficult circumstances from which they come. As a caring sponsor, you help provide basic needs — such as food, clothing, shoes, and school supplies — to students who otherwise might struggle to reach their full potential.