Top 10 Best Kentucky Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 74 blue ribbon public schools serving 34,920 students in Kentucky.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Kentucky are Carter City Elementary School, Anchorage Independent Public School and Woodfill Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kentucky blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 56% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 25% (majority Black).

Best Kentucky Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Carter City Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13321 State Hwy 2
Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 474-6121
Grades: PK-5
| 126 students
Rank: #22.
Anchorage Independent Public School
Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11400 Ridge Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 245-2121
Grades: K-8
| 385 students
Rank: #33.
Woodfill Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1025 Alexandria Pk
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 441-0506
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
Rank: #44.
Dupont Manual High School
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
120 W Lee St
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 485-8241
Grades: 9-12
| 1,929 students
Rank: #55.
Fancy Farm Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
270 State Route 339 South
Fancy Farm, KY 42039
(270) 674-4820
Grades: PK-6
| 185 students
Rank: #66.
Bush Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1832 E Laurel Rd
London, KY 40741
(606) 862-4618
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #77.
Rosa Parks Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1251 Beaumont Centre Lane
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 381-3132
Grades: K-5
| 664 students
Rank: #88.
Johnson Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1180 N Ft Thomas Ave
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 441-2444
Grades: PK-5
| 396 students
Rank: #99.
Scapa At Bluegrass
Math: 63% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Lafayette Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3332
Grades: 4-8
| 271 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Beechwood Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
54 Beechwood Rd
Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 331-1220
Grades: PK-6
| 711 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Gamaliel Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
320 E Main St
Gamaliel, KY 42140
(270) 457-2341
Grades: PK-5
| 266 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Greathouse/shryock Traditional
Magnet School
Math: 61% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2700 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 485-8259
Grades: K-5
| 612 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Oak Hill Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1755 Wtlo Road
Somerset, KY 42503
(606) 679-2014
Grades: K-5
| 504 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Shopville Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10 Shopville Rd.
Somerset, KY 42503
(606) 274-4411
Grades: PK-5
| 330 students
Rank: #1515.
Shirley Mann Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10435 Us Hwy 42
Union, KY 41091
(859) 384-5000
Grades: PK-5
| 799 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Donald E. Cline Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5586 E Alexandria Dr
Newport, KY 41076
(859) 781-4544
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Johnson Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1781 Mcwhorter Rd
London, KY 40741
(606) 862-4664
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
Rank: #1818.
Moyer Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
219 Highland Ave
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 441-1180
Grades: PK-5
| 550 students
Rank: #1919.
Tompkinsville Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
420 Elementary School Rd
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
(270) 487-6472
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #2020.
Cairo Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10694 Hwy 41-a
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 533-1286
Grades: K-5
| 248 students
Rank: #2121.
Norton Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8101 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 485-8308
Grades: K-5
| 702 students
Rank: #2222.
Longbranch Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2805 Longbranch Rd.
Union, KY 41091
(859) 384-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 858 students
Rank: #2323.
Veterans Park Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4351 Clearwater Way
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 381-3161
Grades: K-5
| 703 students
Rank: #2424.
Gray Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10400 Us 42
Union, KY 41091
(859) 384-5333
Grades: 6-8
| 1,024 students
Rank: #2525.
Highlands High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2400 Memorial Pkwy
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 781-5900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,036 students
Rank: #2626.
Hazel Green Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2515 Hwy 1394
East Bernstadt, KY 40729
(606) 862-4647
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #2727.
Beechwood High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
54 Beechwood Rd
Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 331-1220
Grades: 7-12
| 730 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Frankfort High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
328 Shelby St
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 875-8655
Grades: 9-12
| 294 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
W R Mcneill Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1800 Creason Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2260
Grades: K-5
| 317 students
Rank: #3030.
Potter Gray Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
610 Wakefield Dr.
Bowling Green, KY 42103
(270) 746-2280
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
Rank: #3131.
Spottsville Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9190 Us 60 E
Spottsville, KY 42458
(270) 831-5136
Grades: K-5
| 576 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Murray Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
111 Broach Ave
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5022
Grades: PK-3
| 505 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Murray High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1800 Sycamore St
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5202
Grades: 9-12
| 484 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Perryville Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
418 West Fourth St
Perryville, KY 40468
(859) 936-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 262 students
Rank: #3535.
Southwest Calloway Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3426 Wiswell Rd
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 762-7345
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Kentucky?

The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Kentucky are Carter City Elementary School, Anchorage Independent Public School and Woodfill Elementary School.

How many blue ribbon public schools are located in Kentucky?

74 blue ribbon public schools are located in Kentucky.

What is the racial composition of students in Kentucky?

Kentucky blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 25% (majority Black).

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