Nelson County High School

Nelson County High School serves 858 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the KY average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 21%.
Nelson County High School operates within the Nelson County School District.
The school district's 87% graduation rate is higher than the KY state average of 82%.

School Overview

The student population of 858 students has declined by 45% over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 858 students
Nelson County High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Nelson County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Nelson County High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Nelson County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 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 20:1 17:1
Nelson County High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
3%
5%
Nelson County High School Black Students (2005-2014)
Black
3%
11%
Nelson County High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
94%
79%
Nelson County High School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Nelson County High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.12 0.24
Nelson County High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
32%
48%
Nelson County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
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.
8%
6%
Nelson County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,743 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,767 is less than the state average of $10,260. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,847 is higher than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 24% over four years.
School District Name Nelson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
6
Number of Students Managed 4,743 2,336
Nelson County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 82%
Nelson County School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $47 MM $24 MM
Nelson County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $53 MM $24 MM
Nelson County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,767 $10,260
Nelson County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,847 $10,180
Nelson County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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 Horizons Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bardstown Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nelson County Early Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BardstownHorizons Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 31 students304 Wildcat Ln
    BardstownKY 40004
    (502)349-7045
    08-1231
  • BardstownNelson County Area Technology Center
    Vocational School
    Grades: 9-121060 Bloomfield Rd
    BardstownKY 40004
    (502)348-9096
    09-12n/a
  • BardstownNelson County Early Learning Center
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK | 180 students1200 Cardinal Dr
    BardstownKY 40004
    (502)349-7000
    0.6PK180
  • BardstownBardstown Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: 3-5 | 630 students420 North 5th
    BardstownKY 40004
    (502)331-8801
    1.33-5630
  • BardstownBardstown High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 633 students400 North 5th St
    BardstownKY 40004
    (502)331-8802
    1.39-12633

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