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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Overview

Public Schools Overview Kentucky School Districts by City
Number Of Students 686,598
Number Of Kentucky Schools 1,540
Number Of Kentucky School Districts 177
Spending Per Student $10,699

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 74.498916438436
4th Grade 69.1518067128955
5th Grade 75.1359805664005
6th Grade 71.9197258318279
7th Grade 65.7604745761724
8th Grade 68.4900716784771
10th Grade 65.8582402124471

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 71.6726344618612
4th Grade 68.0813669075229
5th Grade 70.0518712487618
6th Grade 64.8726739409125
7th Grade 58.0689775085698
8th Grade 60.6186989168813
10th Grade 50.200583549341

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 81.1% 51.5%
Black 11.0% 16.2%
Hispanic 6.2% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.7% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 59.1% 47.6%
English Language Learners 3.2% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 14.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 16.39
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Kentucky Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,436,974 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 112 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.4% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.6% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.0% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.8% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,718,217 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.6% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 22.7% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.0% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.6% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.0% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.1% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 16.4% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,331 $3,659,948,962 49.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $437 $299,702,883 4.1%
Staff $516 $354,524,558 4.8%
General Administration $222 $152,187,538 2.1%
School Administration $541 $371,218,226 5.1%
Operation $849 $582,667,123 7.9%
Transportation $604 $414,749,743 5.6%
Other $248 $170,413,703 2.3%
Total Support $3,416 $2,345,506,084 31.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,953 $1,340,737,627 18.3%
Total Expenditures $10,699 $7,346,178,982 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%