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Kentucky Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

Overview

Public Schools Overview Kentucky School Districts by City
Number Of Students 658,809
Number Of Kentucky Schools 1,532
Number Of Kentucky School Districts 183
Spending Per Student $13,264

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

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80 60 40 20 0
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Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
47%
47%
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36%
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    4th Grade
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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 78.1% 48.6%
Black 11.3% 15.9%
Hispanic 8.3% 28.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.0% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 56.2% 49.0%
English Language Learners 4.1% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 16.5% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
15.5
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Kentucky Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,505,836 331,449,281
Population Density (per sq. mile) 113 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.0%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 19.1%
20-44 Years Old 32.2% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.2% 25.6%
65 Or Older 16.4% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,748,053 118,787,642
Single Parent Households With Children 10.9% 10.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.2% 88.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 32.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.7% 15.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.0% 15.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.4% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.7% 16.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.6% 12.6%
$15,000 or less 13.6% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,790 $4,473,393,050 51.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $580 $381,793,227 4.4%
Staff $610 $402,155,310 4.6%
General Administration $257 $169,387,456 1.9%
School Administration $697 $459,047,513 5.3%
Operation $971 $639,804,069 7.3%
Transportation $673 $443,313,756 5.1%
Other $305 $200,895,056 2.3%
Total Support $4,093 $2,696,354,828 30.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,381 $1,568,612,525 18.0%
Total Expenditures $13,264 $8,738,199,658 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%