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

For the 2024 school year, there are 7 blue ribbon public middle schools serving 4,410 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 middle schools in Kentucky are Anchorage Independent Public School, Scapa At Bluegrass and Gray Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kentucky blue ribbon public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Kentucky public middle school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 43% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public middle school average of 25% (majority Black).

Best Kentucky Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Anchorage Independent Public School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11400 Ridge Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 245-2121
Grades: PK-8
| 400 students
Rank: #22.
Scapa At Bluegrass
(Math: 63% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Lafayette Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3332
Grades: 4-8
| 277 students
Rank: #33.
Gray Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10400 Us 42
Union, KY 41091
(859) 384-5333
Grades: 6-8
| 1,011 students
Rank: #44.
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: #55.
Drakes Creek Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
704 Cypress Wood
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 843-0165
Grades: 7-8
| 711 students
Rank: #66.
Barret Traditional Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2561 Grinstead Drive
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 485-8207
Grades: 6-8
| 633 students
Rank: #77.
Auburn Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
221 College St
Auburn, KY 42206
(270) 542-4181
Grades: PK-8
| 625 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Kentucky?
The top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Kentucky include Anchorage Independent Public School, Scapa At Bluegrass and Gray Middle School.
How many blue ribbon public middle schools are located in Kentucky?
7 blue ribbon public middle schools are located in Kentucky.
What is the racial composition of students in Kentucky?
Kentucky blue ribbon public middle schools minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public middle schools average of 25% (majority Black).

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