Kentucky Schools

  • KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 500 MERO STREET
  • FRANKFORT, KY 40601
  • (502) 564-5279
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Kentucky, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Kentucky School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate74.4%32
Dropout Rate2.8%14
Per Pupil Spending$9,39228
Students Per Teacher15.433
Number of Schools1,56525
Number of Students670,03026
Number of (FTE) Teachers43,45128

Kentucky Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment670,03015.4
Prekindergarten Students18,66021.5
Kindergarten Students50,64341.9
1st Grade Students52,440-
2nd Grade Students51,472-
3rd Grade Students51,933-
4th Grade Students49,875-
5th Grade Students49,507-
6th Grade Students48,623-
7th Grade Students49,200-
8th Grade Students49,668-
9th Grade Students55,766-
10th Grade Students51,925-
11th Grade Students46,731-
12th Grade Students43,326-
Ungraded Students261-
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers43,45115.4
Prekindergarten Teachers86921.5
Kindergarten Teachers1,20941.9
Elementary Teachers19,531-
Secondary Teachers10,117-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes11,7250.02
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides14,076
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors942
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors1,461
Elementary796
Secondary665
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians1,120
Library Support Staff295
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff38,872
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators932
LEA Administrative Support Staff2,526
School Administrators3,048
School Administrative Support Staff5,778
Student Support Services2,640
Other Support Services Staff23,948

Kentucky State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$6,561,268,205-
Total Local Revenues$2,091,026,28531.9%
Property Tax$1,395,140,76621.3%
Non-Property Tax$400,169,4266.1%
Local Government Property Tax--
Local Government Non-Property Tax$28,345,0490.4%
Individual Tuition$4,831,1160.07%
Tuition From LEAs$926,8320.01%
Individual Transportation Fees$1880.00%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$55,1650.00%
Earnings on Investments$77,117,0361.2%
Food Service$111,032,5891.7%
Student Activities$909,1220.01%
Textbooks$1,275,3040.02%
Summer School--
Other Revenues$72,205,6891.1%
Intermediate Revenues$142,0000.00%
Total State Revenues$3,759,235,00357.3%
Total Federal Revenues$710,864,91710.8%
Direct Grants$35,969,5360.5%
Revenues Through State$658,117,17510.0%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies$11,484,3810.2%
Other Sources$5,293,8250.08%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$5,822,550,446-
Total Instructional Expenditures$3,451,683,62559.3%
Salaries$2,477,698,43942.6%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$1,791,754,54830.8%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$372,446,4586.4%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$20,234,8060.3%
Teacher Salaries - Other$21,966,5070.4%
Employee Benefits$765,049,63513.1%
Purchased Services$61,840,2791.1%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$199,5090.00%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$4,151,5450.07%
Supplies$133,232,5021.0%
Property$13,663,2610.2%
Other--
Textbooks$50,772,6860.9%
Salaries$1,132,258,79219.4%
Student Support$190,520,9243.3%
Instructional Staff Support$211,565,7823.6%
General Administration Support$40,452,6730.7%
School Administration Support$238,902,9844.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$191,967,4553.3%
Student Transportation Support$181,712,5153.1%
Other Support$77,136,4591.3%
Employee Benefits$387,957,3426.7%
Student Support$45,995,2010.8%
Instructional Staff Support$51,553,2390.9%
General Administration Support$30,784,1450.5%
School Administration Support$67,578,9261.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$81,559,4561.4%
Student Transportation Support$81,905,2031.4%
Other Support$28,581,1720.5%
Purchased Services$216,021,7363.7%
Student Support$10,467,9330.2%
Instructional Staff Support$20,775,8680.4%
General Administration Support$46,206,6990.8%
School Administration Support$5,584,3260.10%
Operation & Maintenance Support$96,763,8181.7%
Student Transportation Support$17,773,0990.3%
Other Support$18,449,9930.3%
Supplies$271,234,8904.7%
Student Support$3,367,2190.06%
Instructional Staff Support$23,363,0750.4%
General Administration Support$3,893,6000.07%
School Administration Support$6,414,8730.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$165,793,5312.8%
Student Transportation Support$62,068,9821.1%
Other Support$6,333,6100.1%
Property$68,477,5991.2%
Student Support$818,7860.01%
Instructional Staff Support$15,324,8430.3%
General Administration Support$1,192,7950.02%
School Administration Support$1,758,1480.03%
Operation & Maintenance Support$10,655,5050.2%
Student Transportation Support$28,518,0370.5%
Other Support$10,209,4850.2%
Other$18,365,8040.3%
Student Support$995,1240.02%
Instructional Staff Support$9,204,5120.2%
General Administration Support$4,991,8150.09%
School Administration Support$729,8870.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$1,034,0210.02%
Student Transportation Support$694,0750.01%
Other Support$716,3700.01%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$345,028,2575.9%
Food Services$332,840,8205.7%
Salaries$116,716,9072.0%
Employee Benefits$47,519,5710.8%
Purchased Services$10,511,1560.2%
Supplies$157,538,2532.7%
Property--
Other$554,9330.01%
Enterprise$12,187,4370.2%
Salaries$8,189,7310.1%
Employee Benefits$2,810,5250.05%
Purchased Services$206,6150.00%
Supplies$881,1010.02%
Property--
Other$99,4650.00%

Kentucky State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 51.0%
Asian 100.0%
Hispanic 75.6%
Black 67.8%
White 74.2%
Total 74.4%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 53
Asian 390
Hispanic 585
Black 3,769
White 34,185
Total 39,339
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian 1
Asian 8
Hispanic 1
Black 28
White 327
Total 367
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 25
Asian 25
Hispanic 75
Black 468
White 2,726
Total 3,322
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 91,2482.2%
Grade 101,7043.3%
Grade 111,5023.2%
Grade 121,0622.5%
Grades 9-12 Total5,5162.8%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian-2.5%
Asian71.6%
Hispanic414.6%
Black2814.8%
White8292.4%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male2,9673.1%
Female2,0822.3%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Albany61,79818.3$14,558
1 Reviews
Alexandria123,95523.0$55,409
Not Yet Rated
Allen248618.3$20,625
Not Yet Rated
Anchorage240312.8$133,969
Not Yet Rated
Ashland256,78119.8$30,309
14 Reviews
Augusta230613.0$28,333
Not Yet Rated
Barbourville83,47423.1$13,297
1 Reviews
Bardstown145,47222.5$31,497
Not Yet Rated
Bardwell386716.7$21,406
Not Yet Rated
Barlow31,33918.9$23,333
1 Reviews
Baxter21,55221.2-
Not Yet Rated
Beattyville61,12217.9$12,336
Not Yet Rated
Beaver Dam284917.7$28,066
Not Yet Rated
Bedford31,32522.0$31,528
1 Reviews
Belfry41,87523.2-
6 Reviews
Bellevue281119.9$36,550
Not Yet Rated
Benton114,01315.7$35,250
Not Yet Rated
Berea84,66816.1$30,480
8 Reviews
Betsy Layne21,09820.2-
7 Reviews
Bledsoe218320.3-
1 Reviews
Bloomfield287021.8$33,393
Not Yet Rated
Booneville31,07517.8$15,833
1 Reviews
Bowling Green4516,02619.5$29,047
25 Reviews
Brandenburg83,53222.0$36,351
1 Reviews
Brooksville31,23316.6$22,321
Not Yet Rated
Brownsville31,24216.8$15,370
Not Yet Rated
Buckhorn236817.5$35,000
1 Reviews
Buckner72,99722.0$81,548
2 Reviews
Burgin346616.1$34,135
Not Yet Rated
Burkesville31,03218.3$17,209
Not Yet Rated
Burlington53,33021.5$56,815
1 Reviews
Burna241815.8-
2 Reviews
Burnside251817.9$30,781
Not Yet Rated
Butler21,18617.4$34,286
2 Reviews
Cadiz52,13420.4$26,429
Not Yet Rated
Calhoun31,21117.5$23,438
Not Yet Rated
Calvert City288316.5$41,107
1 Reviews
Campbellsville93,84622.0$22,922
2 Reviews
Campton395915.7$17,778
4 Reviews
Caneyville245218.5$17,273
Not Yet Rated
Carlisle21,25216.3$29,199
Not Yet Rated
Carrollton72,00820.6$29,818
Not Yet Rated
Catlettsburg374017.1$24,167
Not Yet Rated
Cecilia43,21823.4-
4 Reviews
Central City253017.3$27,371
Not Yet Rated
Clinton279616.2$21,875
2 Reviews
Cloverport334215.9$23,750
1 Reviews
Cold Spring590119.4$58,867
Not Yet Rated
Columbia72,60418.7$22,861
Not Yet Rated
Corbin145,19620.5$22,203
18 Reviews
Covington235,57519.6$30,735
7 Reviews
Coxs Creek245818.3-
Not Yet Rated
Crescent Springs360416.7$41,429
Not Yet Rated
-
Crestwood85,07121.7$42,619
5 Reviews
Crofton231717.2$25,625
1 Reviews
Cumberland262822.4$15,929
Not Yet Rated
Cynthiana93,22620.5$28,519
6 Reviews
Danville143,97619.5$32,938
3 Reviews
Dawson Springs272220.6$22,670
Not Yet Rated
Dayton295619.9$32,008
2 Reviews
Dixon397819.4$32,500
Not Yet Rated
Dry Ridge53,42222.0$30,647
4 Reviews
East Bernstadt292120.5$25,167
Not Yet Rated
Eastern31,04120.4-
1 Reviews
Eddyville589913.4$28,472
2 Reviews
Edgewood62,26422.6$76,218
4 Reviews
Edmonton61,55219.0$18,807
1 Reviews
Ekron21,18719.5$28,125
1 Reviews
Elizabethtown226,62017.9$35,823
3 Reviews
Elkton41,59520.2$24,924
1 Reviews
Elsmere231221.5$42,262
Not Yet Rated
Eminence357816.2$30,323
Not Yet Rated
Erlanger122,04520.1$42,835
3 Reviews
Fairdale42,10418.9$35,218
10 Reviews
Falmouth21,55418.1$25,114
2 Reviews
Flemingsburg31,77722.3$23,708
Not Yet Rated
Florence126,48820.1$42,567
5 Reviews
Fordsville229219.2$17,273
1 Reviews
Fort Mitchell62,49121.1$46,335
Not Yet Rated
Fort Thomas72,56819.4$49,575
6 Reviews
Fort Wright20-$52,394
Not Yet Rated
-
Frankfort236,96219.7$34,980
9 Reviews
Franklin83,08423.4$32,001
3 Reviews
Frenchburg593117.7$22,350
1 Reviews
Georgetown147,89223.4$42,186
10 Reviews
Glasgow185,91720.9$28,083
8 Reviews
Goshen52,61721.6$62,500
Not Yet Rated
Grayson52,68920.0$19,683
3 Reviews
Greensburg71,72220.4$20,556
Not Yet Rated
Greenup31,34520.7$33,158
2 Reviews
Greenville103,75916.3$25,521
2 Reviews
Guthrie256317.6$25,682
3 Reviews
Hagerhill241316.1-
Not Yet Rated
Hardinsburg257519.8$26,447
Not Yet Rated
Harlan61,18418.5$17,270
Not Yet Rated
Harned31,45323.3-
Not Yet Rated
Harrodsburg83,19714.2$27,500
1 Reviews
Hartford42,42321.8$24,958
2 Reviews
Hawesville224919.2$33,929
Not Yet Rated
Hazard92,93119.5$20,690
5 Reviews
Hebron64,18321.1-
6 Reviews
Henderson126,43521.1$30,427
3 Reviews
Hi Hat255119.0-
Not Yet Rated
Hickman359714.2$21,655
Not Yet Rated
Highland Heights40-$40,784
Not Yet Rated
-
Hindman31,27821.3$14,511
5 Reviews
Hodgenville52,37219.4$25,132
Not Yet Rated
Hopkinsville227,87118.7$30,419
8 Reviews
Horse Cave362921.3$21,134
1 Reviews
Hyden41,25921.0$26,429
2 Reviews
Independence95,78622.9$51,002
3 Reviews
Inez61,63419.2$21,875
1 Reviews
Irvine52,57919.0$20,286
1 Reviews
Jackson102,02117.8$25,272
3 Reviews
Jamestown266116.6$18,587
1 Reviews
Jeffersontown21,93120.9$51,999
1 Reviews
La Grange652320.9$37,778
Not Yet Rated
Lancaster52,33219.5$26,175
2 Reviews
Lawrenceburg94,07119.7$41,329
4 Reviews
Lebanon82,78920.4$21,860
3 Reviews
Leitchfield83,25720.8$26,108
Not Yet Rated
Lewisport31,47320.3$35,774
1 Reviews
Lexington9636,85717.0-
32 Reviews
Liberty102,36119.9$18,525
1 Reviews
London178,14622.5$27,283
22 Reviews
Lost Creek236517.1-
Not Yet Rated
Louisa72,22421.3$16,690
1 Reviews
Louisville25790,15219.7$28,843
118 Reviews
Ludlow389918.4$35,509
Not Yet Rated
Madisonville154,77619.8$31,097
14 Reviews
Manchester113,27320.6$15,923
7 Reviews
Marion41,38420.1$23,854
Not Yet Rated
Martin551916.9$12,917
Not Yet Rated
Mayfield165,10018.2$20,400
4 Reviews
Maysville82,88918.5$27,813
Not Yet Rated
Mckee51,52816.5$11,622
1 Reviews
Melbourne214212.7$51,458
Not Yet Rated
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Middlesboro102,09318.0-
3 Reviews
Middletown44,51324.2$53,608
10 Reviews
Midway235714.3$50,909
1 Reviews
Monticello143,49420.5$17,423
1 Reviews
Morehead113,08420.9$24,014
7 Reviews
Morganfield91,64421.4$38,676
2 Reviews
Morgantown62,11820.2$19,912
5 Reviews
Mount Olivet237513.0$18,750
2 Reviews
Mount Sterling114,69920.3$27,050
7 Reviews
Mount Vernon62,63519.5$16,747
3 Reviews
Mount Washington74,22218.9$43,813
6 Reviews
Munfordville21,26818.0$18,015
1 Reviews
Murray114,78520.0$25,647
16 Reviews
Nazareth28812.4-
Not Yet Rated
-
New Castle31,58819.5$24,931
Not Yet Rated
New Haven249419.8$29,886
Not Yet Rated
Newport101,98014.2$27,451
2 Reviews
Nicholasville126,32318.9$37,462
Not Yet Rated
Nortonville299820.8$27,222
Not Yet Rated
Olive Hill52,00219.3$22,958
4 Reviews
Oneida332617.0-
6 Reviews
Owensboro3814,73518.8$31,867
10 Reviews
Owenton41,92119.5$23,125
Not Yet Rated
Owingsville52,07419.3$21,897
Not Yet Rated
Paducah228,71520.8$26,137
15 Reviews
Paintsville82,73922.3$25,259
1 Reviews
Paris103,48116.8$30,872
1 Reviews
Park Hills21,07415.2$42,227
Not Yet Rated
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Pewee Valley20-$71,625
Not Yet Rated
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Phelps476719.2$23,125
1 Reviews
Pikeville144,98620.7$22,026
6 Reviews
Pine Knot41,27622.7$13,777
Not Yet Rated
Pineville102,54117.8$12,435
6 Reviews
Pleasureville233516.5$33,839
Not Yet Rated
Prestonsburg41,77622.3$20,810
4 Reviews
Princeton52,09220.6$26,654
Not Yet Rated
Raceland283720.4$31,500
Not Yet Rated
Radcliff93,76822.7$35,763
9 Reviews
Richmond166,30515.7$25,533
3 Reviews
Rockholds239813.5-
Not Yet Rated
Rush230111.2-
2 Reviews
Russell41,90119.9$53,869
1 Reviews
Russell Springs52,36519.1$18,600
4 Reviews
Russellville72,69321.4$25,647
2 Reviews
Salyersville52,41918.5$16,042
2 Reviews
Sandy Hook41,00317.0$14,313
2 Reviews
Scottsville63,00321.6$24,479
Not Yet Rated
Shelbyville125,57122.0$37,607
9 Reviews
Shepherdsville177,23520.9$36,103
9 Reviews
Smithland292311.8$30,000
Not Yet Rated
Smiths Grove291617.5$36,058
2 Reviews
Somerset208,23919.9$22,362
6 Reviews
Sonora252721.5$27,361
Not Yet Rated
South Shore283118.5$18,214
1 Reviews
Southgate223916.8$42,257
Not Yet Rated
Springfield51,21917.4$24,430
Not Yet Rated
Stanford62,77319.6$25,087
Not Yet Rated
Stanton42,02522.5$25,750
2 Reviews
Stearns31,32327.6$20,833
1 Reviews
Stoney Fork224215.6-
Not Yet Rated
Taylor Mill41,76421.5$54,069
3 Reviews
Taylorsville62,85021.9$19,271
4 Reviews
Tollesboro231816.6-
2 Reviews
Tompkinsville51,72020.8$18,267
1 Reviews
Union65,08720.1$85,454
3 Reviews
Utica251517.8-
Not Yet Rated
Vanceburg51,76020.5$15,938
1 Reviews
Versailles103,79519.9$35,052
9 Reviews
Villa Hills31,03425.2$73,523
3 Reviews
Vine Grove31,32620.7$38,581
Not Yet Rated
Virgie365220.1-
1 Reviews
Walton490417.0$42,462
1 Reviews
Warfield250718.3$21,786
1 Reviews
Warsaw51,65019.8$25,179
Not Yet Rated
Waynesburg258319.7-
Not Yet Rated
West Liberty81,96019.6$21,429
7 Reviews
West Paducah31,50522.1-
3 Reviews
West Point226013.1$29,792
1 Reviews
Whitesburg72,64621.1$28,750
4 Reviews
Whitesville340517.6$25,655
2 Reviews
Whitley City265022.4$18,654
Not Yet Rated
Williamsburg84,20115.9$18,114
2 Reviews
Williamstown51,29421.1$33,750
4 Reviews
Wilmore21,42324.0$31,500
Not Yet Rated
Winchester185,47620.6$31,254
12 Reviews
Wurtland264917.5$25,724
1 Reviews
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