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.
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
Knox Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Knox Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Knox Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Knox Central High School Hispanic (2011-2012)
Black
2%
11%
Knox Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
97%
81%
Knox Central High School White (1988-2012)
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 0.33
Knox Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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%
Knox Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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 (1999-2012)

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 2,354
Knox County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
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: 2012 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Barbourville Barbourville City School
    140 School St
    Barbourville , KY , 40906
    (606)546-3129
    0.1  mi  |  715  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Barbourville Knox County Middle School
    311 North Main St
    Barbourville , KY , 40906
    (606)545-5267
    0.1  mi  |  496  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Barbourville Knox County Learning Academy
    Alternative School
    135 Wall St
    Barbourville , KY , 40906
    (606)545-5410
    Alternative School
    0.3  mi  |  43  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Barbourville Knox County Area Technology Center
    Vocational School
    210 Wall St
    Barbourville , KY , 40906
    (606)546-5320
    Vocational School
    0.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Barbourville Jesse D Lay Elementary School
    220 North Allison Ave
    Barbourville , KY , 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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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 0.31, which is lower than the Kentucky average of 0.33. The most diverse school district in Knox County is Munday Cisd School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kentucky or national school diversity statistics.