Dawson Springs Independent School District

118 E Arcadia Ave
Dawson Springs , KY 42408
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: PK - 12

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%)
For the 2022 school year, there is 1 public high school serving 265 students in Dawson Springs Independent School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in Kentucky.
Public High School in Dawson Springs Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Kentucky public high school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public high school in Dawson Springs Independent School District is Dawson Springs Jr/sr High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Dawson Springs Independent School District have a Graduation Rate of 90%, which is less than the Kentucky average of 91%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Dawson Springs Jr/sr High School, with ≥90% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Kentucky or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public high school average of 24% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
2 Schools
501 Schools
# Students
580 Students
214,321 Students
# Teachers
43 Teachers
12,934 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Dawson Springs Independent School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 170 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 2020-2021 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
0.11
0.41
# American Indian Students
n/a
296 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1 Student
4,003 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
6 Students
15,457 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
7%
# Black Students
4 Students
23,413 Students
% Black Students
1%
11%
# White Students
547 Students
163,036 Students
% White Students
94%
76%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
270 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
22 Students
7,850 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
30
392
# Students in K Grade:
43
637
# Students in 1st Grade:
40
748
# Students in 2nd Grade:
44
757
# Students in 3rd Grade:
35
716
# Students in 4th Grade:
36
761
# Students in 5th Grade:
47
823
# Students in 6th Grade:
40
1,794
# Students in 7th Grade:
40
3,037
# Students in 8th Grade:
43
3,560
# Students in 9th Grade:
32
53,890
# Students in 10th Grade:
53
52,232
# Students in 11th Grade:
49
48,687
# Students in 12th Grade:
48
45,632
# Ungraded Students:
-
655

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,974 is higher than the state median of $12,790. The school district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,272 is less than the state median of $13,085. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,974
$12,790
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,272
$13,085
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Dawson Springs Independent School District Public High 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
| 265 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • District size: 2
  • Enrollment: 580 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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