Dawson Springs Independent School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 666 students in Dawson Springs Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Dawson Springs Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dawson Springs Independent School District are Dawson Springs Jr/sr High School, Dawson Springs Elementary School and Dawson Springs Pre-school. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dawson Springs Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kentucky.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Dawson Springs Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Dawson Springs Independent School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
3 Schools
1,537 Schools
# Students
666 Students
679,771 Students
# Teachers
44 Teachers
42,042 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Dawson Springs Independent School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 172 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
Overall District Rank
#150 out of 173 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dawson Springs Independent  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dawson Springs Independent  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dawson Springs Independent  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥90%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dawson Springs Independent  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.10
0.40
# American Indian Students
n/a
838 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2 Students
12,131 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
10 Students
45,775 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
7%
# Black Students
1 Student
71,824 Students
% Black Students
n/a
10%
# White Students
631 Students
521,864 Students
% White Students
95%
77%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
849 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
19 Students
26,490 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
35
29,417
# Students in K Grade:
34
43,976
# Students in 1st Grade:
52
50,426
# Students in 2nd Grade:
51
49,404
# Students in 3rd Grade:
52
51,263
# Students in 4th Grade:
44
52,252
# Students in 5th Grade:
48
52,361
# Students in 6th Grade:
39
50,824
# Students in 7th Grade:
44
50,181
# Students in 8th Grade:
60
50,228
# Students in 9th Grade:
58
53,687
# Students in 10th Grade:
49
50,822
# Students in 11th Grade:
45
48,739
# Students in 12th Grade:
54
45,593
# Ungraded Students:
1
598

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,299 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,004. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,688 is less than the state median of $12,248. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$8 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dawson Springs Independent  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$7 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Dawson Springs Independent  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,299
$12,004
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dawson Springs Independent  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,688
$12,248
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dawson Springs Independent  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Dawson Springs Independent School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dawson Springs Jr/sr High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
317 Eli St
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
(270) 797-2957
Grades: 7-12
| 311 students
Rank: #22.
Dawson Springs Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
317 Eli St
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
(270) 797-2991
Grades: PK-6
| 355 students
317 Eli Street
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
(270) 797-3811
Grades: PK
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Dawson Springs Independent
  • 118 E Arcadia Ave, Dawson Springs, KY, 42408
  • (270) 797-3811
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 666 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10

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