Knox Central High School

Tel: (606)546-9253
Grades: 9-12

879 students

Knox Central High School serves 879 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the KY average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Knox Central High School operates within the Knox County School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is lower than the KY state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 879 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 879 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Knox Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Knox Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Black
2%
11%
White
97%
81%
All Ethnic Groups Knox Central High School Sch Ethnicity Knox Central High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.06 0.23
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.
58%
46%
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.
2%
7%
Knox Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,665 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
6
Number of Students Managed 4,665 2,353
Knox County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 73% 79%
Knox County School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $49 MM $24 MM
Knox County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $53 MM $23 MM
Knox County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,178 $10,129
Knox County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,027 $9,906
Knox County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • BarbourvilleBarbourville City School
    140 School St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)546-3129
    0.1 mi | 715 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • BarbourvilleKnox County Middle School
    311 North Main St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)545-5267
    0.1 mi | 496 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • BarbourvilleKnox County Learning Academy
    Alternative School
    135 Wall St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)545-5410
    Alternative School

    0.3 mi | 43 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • BarbourvilleKnox County Area Technology Center
    Vocational School
    210 Wall St
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)546-5320
    Vocational School

    0.3 mi | n/a students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • BarbourvilleJesse D Lay Elementary School
    220 North Allison Ave
    BarbourvilleKY 40906
    (606)546-6524
    0.5 mi | 401 students | Gr. PK-6                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 09, 2010 - 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

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Did You Know?
Knox County, KY public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.05, which is lower than the Kentucky average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Knox County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kentucky or national school diversity statistics.