Christ the King School – Lexington, KY

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Christ the King School

412 Cochran Road
Lexington, KY, 40502-2315

(859) 266-5641

Mrs. Paula Smith Ed.S., Principal at time of Nomination

Catholic Diocese of Lexington

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 1%


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Christ the King School teaches Character, Knowledge and Spirit.

Christ the King School teaches Character, Knowledge and Spirit.


Christ the King School opened its doors to the community in 1951. As the largest Catholic school in the Diocese of Lexington, Christ the King first gained National Blue Ribbon status in 2005. The school includes two-year-old preschool through eighth grade.

The Mission of the school is "Christ the King School develops Character, Knowledge, and Spirit in its students and community by living the Catholic faith through sharing the sacraments, promoting academic excellence, and engaging in service." The Faith Guidelines help reinforce the teachings of the Church, and the school puts great emphasis on the religious and moral education of its students. Teachers strive to integrate religion in all curriculum areas.

Christ the King School is accredited through AdvancED. The school's strengths are identified as Catholic identity, leadership, and instruction. The commendations were also a comprehensive student support system, including our House system, advisory program, the engagement of families by communicating their children's learning progress, and the technology infrastructure's support provided for teaching and learning.

The school has grown greatly in its technology use with a virtual network and a 1:1 iPad program in grades three through eight. All homeroom classrooms have Smartboards and/or projectors. Other technologies include interactive flat screens, 3D printer, and voice enhancement sound systems.

Successful programs include personalized MAP assessment which measures performance; Minds-In-Motion, designed to stimulate visual and auditory processing, as well as motor skills; and the Success program for student support, which includes during-school and after-school dyslexia programs.