Knox Central High School

Knox Central High School serves 863 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the KY average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 21%.
Knox Central High School operates within the Knox County School District.
Knox County School District's 66% graduation rate is lower than the KY state average of 82%.

School Overview

The student population of 863 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 863 students
Knox Central High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Knox Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Knox Central High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Knox Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 17:1
Knox Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Black
2%
11%
Knox Central High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
98%
79%
Knox Central High School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.24
Knox Central High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
55%
48%
Knox Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
Knox Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2013)

District Comparison

Knox County School District's student population of 4,444 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,355 is higher than the state average of $10,260. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,012 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
6
Number of Students Managed 4,444 2,336
Knox County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 66% 82%
Knox County School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue $50 MM $24 MM
Knox County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $49 MM $24 MM
Knox County School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $10,355 $10,260
Knox County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $10,012 $10,180
Knox County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Barbourville City School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Barbourville City School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barbourville City School (0.1 miles away)
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  • BarbourvilleBarbourville City School
    Grades: PK-12 | 707 students
    0.1 miles
    140 School St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)546-3129
    0.1PK-12707
  • BarbourvilleKnox County Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 499 students
    0.1 miles
    311 North Main St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)545-5267
    0.17-8499
  • BarbourvilleKnox County Area Technology CenterVocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.3 miles
    210 Wall St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)546-5320
    0.39-12n/a
  • BarbourvilleKnox County Day Treatment
    Grades: 6-12 | 8 students
    0.3 miles
    135 Wall St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)545-5410
    0.36-128
  • CorbinKnox County Learning AcademyAlternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 39 students
    0.3 miles
    56 Academy Rd
    CorbinKY 40701
    (606)545-5410
    0.37-1239

School Reviews

Knox Central is a terrible school, where I honestly do not believe that they care nothing for education. The drugs and sex are rampant. The students after graduating barely know how to spell their own name. The staff does not care at all about their students going to college or trying to make something of themselves. They are emotionally abusive to the special education students. The extracurricular activities are pretty much a joke. If you're not from an important family from Barbourville, your child will be pretty much ignored. There is a rampant amount of sexism going on at the school. There are a few good teachers there, but most of them are trying to leave or have already left the school. If you value your child's education at all, do not send your student there.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/09/10

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