Top 10 Best Clay County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 2,906 students in Clay County, KY (there are 3 private schools, serving 340 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Clay County, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Clay County, KY are Burning Springs Elementary School, Manchester Elementary School and Horse Creek Learning Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Clay County, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Clay County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Kentucky public schools.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Clay County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Burning Springs Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9847 N Hwy 421
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-3138
Grades: PK-6
| 277 students
Rank: #22.
Manchester Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1908 N Hwy 421
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-3444
Grades: PK-6
| 395 students
Rank: #33.
Horse Creek Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
239 Richmond Rd
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-1601
Grades: 3-12
| 82 students
Rank: #44.
Oneida Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
435 Newfound Rd
Oneida, KY 40972
(606) 598-2168
Grades: PK-6
| 102 students
Rank: #55.
Goose Rock Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
364 Hwy 1524
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-3740
Grades: PK-6
| 206 students
Rank: #66.
Paces Creek Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1983 S Hwy 421
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-6333
Grades: K-6
| 284 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Big Creek Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
523 N Hwy 66
Oneida, KY 40972
(606) 598-2812
Grades: PK-6
| 135 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Hacker Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
84 Hooker Rd
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-3338
Grades: PK-6
| 271 students
Rank: #99.
Clay County Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
239 Richmond Rd
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-1810
Grades: 7-8
| 421 students
Rank: #1010.
Clay County High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
415 Clay Co High Rd
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-3737
Grades: 9-12
| 733 students
Rank: n/an/a
Clay County Area Technology Center
Vocational School
1097 North Hwy 11
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-2194
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Clay County, KY

Clay County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1983 South Highway 421
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-2189
Grades: PK
| 1 students
1342 South Hwy. 421
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-3607
Grades: K-6
| 258 students
1203 N Hwy 11
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-3390
Grades: K-6
| 155 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Clay County, KY?
The top ranked public schools in Clay County, KY include Burning Springs Elementary School, Manchester Elementary School and Horse Creek Learning Center.
How many public schools are located in Clay County, KY?
11 public schools are located in Clay County, KY.
What percentage of students in Clay County, KY go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Clay County, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Clay County, KY?
Clay County, KY public schools minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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