Top 10 Best Kentucky Public Schools (2021)

Kentucky is the #23 largest school system in the United States, serving 680,478 students across the 1,533 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Kentucky is 47%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 56%.
The top ranked public schools in Kentucky are Dupont Manual High School, Scapa At Bluegrass and Greathouse/shryock Traditional. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 23% (majority majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 16:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(KY) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
7%
Black
10%
White
77%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Kentucky (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Dupont Manual High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 85% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 85% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12120 W Lee St
    LouisvilleKY 40208
    (502) 485-8241

  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Scapa At Bluegrass
    Math: 86% (Top 1%) Reading: 92% (Top 1%)Math: 86% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 4-8400 Lafayette Pkwy
    LexingtonKY 40503
    (859) 381-3332

  • Rank: #33.
    Greathouse/shryock TraditionalMagnet School
    Math: 94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-52700 Browns Lane
    LouisvilleKY 40220
    (502) 485-8259

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-57585 Hwy 172
    West LibertyKY 41472
    (606) 522-8152

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-86945 Ky Rt 979
    GrethelKY 41631
    (606) 587-2212

  • Rank: #66.Math: 82% (Top 1%) Reading: 91% (Top 1%)Math: 82% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-811400 Ridge Rd
    LouisvilleKY 40223
    (502) 245-2121

  • Rank: #77.Math: 80-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-58249 E Us Hwy 60
    RushKY 41168
    (606) 474-5756

  • Rank: #88.Math: 84% (Top 1%) Reading: 84% (Top 1%)Math: 84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-51832 E Laurel Rd
    LondonKY 40741
    (606) 862-4618

  • Rank: #99.Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-5481 Stephens Br
    MartinKY 41649
    (606) 285-0883

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    J. Graham Brown SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 81% (Top 5%) Reading: 85% (Top 1%)Math: 81% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-12546 South First Street
    LouisvilleKY 40202
    (502) 485-8216

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Top Kentucky Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
5 Schools
2,687 Students
11% Minority
5 Schools
3,099 Students
7% Minority
8 Schools
3,735 Students
10% Minority
5 Schools
1,320 Students
10% Minority
20 Schools
7,958 Students
17% Minority
5 Schools
2,024 Students
5% Minority
18 Schools
4,600 Students
6% Minority
29 Schools
22,162 Students
19% Minority
10 Schools
3,626 Students
27% Minority
24 Schools
7,326 Students
9% Minority
13 Schools
4,777 Students
22% Minority
4 Schools
1,526 Students
4% Minority
9 Schools
2,066 Students
2% Minority
10 Schools
3,254 Students
9% Minority
26 Schools
13,329 Students
8% Minority
7 Schools
2,253 Students
11% Minority
5 Schools
2,024 Students
15% Minority
13 Schools
4,769 Students
15% Minority
27 Schools
11,709 Students
15% Minority
3 Schools
822 Students
9% Minority
8 Schools
2,102 Students
20% Minority
12 Schools
4,445 Students
3% Minority
6 Schools
2,331 Students
10% Minority
18 Schools
8,835 Students
48% Minority
10 Schools
5,475 Students
17% Minority
12 Schools
3,285 Students
3% Minority
6 Schools
1,848 Students
7% Minority
4 Schools
1,346 Students
5% Minority
3 Schools
937 Students
8% Minority
35 Schools
16,914 Students
24% Minority
5 Schools
1,975 Students
5% Minority
4 Schools
1,049 Students
1% Minority
6 Schools
2,389 Students
2% Minority
78 Schools
41,649 Students
49% Minority
6 Schools
2,281 Students
6% Minority
15 Schools
5,956 Students
2% Minority
18 Schools
7,247 Students
27% Minority
4 Schools
994 Students
46% Minority
4 Schools
1,664 Students
15% Minority
6 Schools
2,702 Students
10% Minority
10 Schools
4,671 Students
8% Minority
15 Schools
6,333 Students
27% Minority
8 Schools
4,314 Students
5% Minority
5 Schools
1,648 Students
9% Minority
16 Schools
6,203 Students
5% Minority
4 Schools
1,700 Students
6% Minority
34 Schools
16,651 Students
33% Minority
14 Schools
4,796 Students
5% Minority
8 Schools
2,927 Students
8% Minority
8 Schools
2,706 Students
9% Minority
13 Schools
7,514 Students
22% Minority
8 Schools
3,055 Students
13% Minority
2 Schools
773 Students
19% Minority
22 Schools
7,492 Students
18% Minority
8 Schools
2,232 Students
2% Minority
176 Schools
99,242 Students
56% Minority
14 Schools
8,341 Students
18% Minority
15 Schools
5,058 Students
6% Minority
46 Schools
23,219 Students
23% Minority
8 Schools
2,343 Students
3% Minority
16 Schools
4,094 Students
4% Minority
5 Schools
2,393 Students
13% Minority
19 Schools
9,102 Students
5% Minority
6 Schools
2,587 Students
3% Minority
3 Schools
913 Students
3% Minority
6 Schools
1,798 Students
2% Minority
12 Schools
3,543 Students
2% Minority
7 Schools
2,252 Students
3% Minority
10 Schools
3,893 Students
10% Minority
4 Schools
1,219 Students
9% Minority
10 Schools
4,675 Students
18% Minority
5 Schools
953 Students
11% Minority
26 Schools
12,903 Students
14% Minority
5 Schools
2,133 Students
1% Minority
9 Schools
3,283 Students
16% Minority
12 Schools
4,859 Students
4% Minority
7 Schools
1,935 Students
1% Minority
5 Schools
2,801 Students
19% Minority
22 Schools
10,216 Students
29% Minority
7 Schools
2,939 Students
2% Minority
5 Schools
1,576 Students
6% Minority
12 Schools
4,989 Students
10% Minority
3 Schools
989 Students
4% Minority
9 Schools
3,365 Students
15% Minority
3 Schools
1,628 Students
5% Minority
6 Schools
1,870 Students
11% Minority
12 Schools
4,758 Students
11% Minority
9 Schools
2,014 Students
3% Minority
11 Schools
4,737 Students
8% Minority
18 Schools
7,329 Students
17% Minority
2 Schools
1,108 Students
6% Minority
11 Schools
4,335 Students
10% Minority
21 Schools
12,635 Students
15% Minority
3 Schools
1,930 Students
7% Minority
3 Schools
1,062 Students
2% Minority
4 Schools
2,393 Students
5% Minority
16 Schools
5,121 Students
5% Minority
22 Schools
9,321 Students
4% Minority
6 Schools
2,377 Students
4% Minority
19 Schools
10,540 Students
9% Minority
1 Schools
405 Students
2% Minority
7 Schools
2,869 Students
3% Minority
11 Schools
3,386 Students
7% Minority
6 Schools
3,108 Students
12% Minority
16 Schools
9,306 Students
21% Minority
15 Schools
7,193 Students
34% Minority
6 Schools
2,997 Students
22% Minority
6 Schools
3,021 Students
9% Minority
9 Schools
3,796 Students
15% Minority
5 Schools
2,022 Students
22% Minority
4 Schools
2,072 Students
18% Minority
4 Schools
1,249 Students
5% Minority
8 Schools
2,179 Students
14% Minority
46 Schools
19,946 Students
35% Minority
6 Schools
1,719 Students
18% Minority
9 Schools
3,272 Students
11% Minority
7 Schools
2,317 Students
21% Minority
22 Schools
9,978 Students
4% Minority
7 Schools
1,305 Students
3% Minority
7 Schools
4,062 Students
25% Minority
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