Top 5 Best Kentucky Blue Ribbon Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 6 blue ribbon public high schools serving 5,103 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 high schools in Kentucky are Dupont Manual High School, Highlands High School and Beechwood High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kentucky blue ribbon public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Kentucky public high school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Kentucky blue ribbon public high school have a Graduation Rate of 97%, which is more than the Kentucky average of 91%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Dupont Manual High School, with ≥99% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Kentucky or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Kentucky public high school average of 25% (majority Black).

Best Kentucky Blue Ribbon Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 1,910 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 995 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 753 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 311 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 472 students
Rank: #66.
Russell High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
709 Red Devil Lane
Russell, KY 41169
(606) 836-9658
Grades: 9-12
| 662 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public high schools in Kentucky?
The top ranked blue ribbon public high schools in Kentucky include Dupont Manual High School, Highlands High School and Beechwood High School.
How many blue ribbon public high schools are located in Kentucky?
6 blue ribbon public high schools are located in Kentucky.
What is the racial composition of students in Kentucky?
Kentucky blue ribbon public high schools minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Kentucky public high schools average of 25% (majority Black).

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