Knox Central High School

100 Panther Way,

Barbourville, KY, 40906-1497

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.

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
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 0.33. The school's diversity has increased by 19% over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
16:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
2%
11%
White
97%
81%
Unknown
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.06
0.33
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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
LunchFamilies 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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,557 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
n/a
Number of Students Managed 4,557
n/a
Graduation Rate n/a
n/a
District Total Revenue n/a
n/a
District Spending n/a
n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a
n/a
District Spending / Student n/a
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School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (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 Jesse D Lay Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • 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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