Kentucky
Public School Ratings



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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Kentucky School Districts by City
Number Of Students 684,017
Number Of Kentucky Schools 1,534
Number Of Kentucky School Districts 176
Spending Per Student $11,383

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 55.8181210006668
4th Grade 50.0425896084602
5th Grade 57.2682879929343
6th Grade 58.8623512862207
7th Grade 54.3456089222419
8th Grade 56.9952958482973
10th Grade 56.4453360087591

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 50.7397143291649
4th Grade 47.7905248704421
5th Grade 48.568142203713
6th Grade 49.1545212205936
7th Grade 42.9063666167542
8th Grade 48.6525661535042
10th Grade 39.1875211613185

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 80.2% 50.6%
Black 11.1% 16.0%
Hispanic 6.7% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.8% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.1% 48.4%
English Language Learners 3.2% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 14.9% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 16.27
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Kentucky Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,454,189 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 112 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.3% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 32.5% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 26.8% 26.1%
65 Or Older 15.2% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,724,514 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 11.0% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.2% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 23.2% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.7% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.2% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.3% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.9% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.3% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 15.7% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,728 $3,917,978,852 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $476 $325,850,921 4.2%
Staff $559 $382,136,826 4.9%
General Administration $234 $160,176,457 2.1%
School Administration $576 $393,653,905 5.1%
Operation $863 $590,407,958 7.6%
Transportation $577 $394,390,932 5.1%
Other $261 $178,867,837 2.3%
Total Support $3,546 $2,425,396,623 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,109 $1,442,871,957 18.5%
Total Expenditures $11,383 $7,786,231,836 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%