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 preschool serving 315 students in Dawson Springs Independent School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public pre schools in Kentucky.
Public Preschool in Dawson Springs Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Kentucky public pre school average of 49%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public preschool in Dawson Springs Independent School District is Dawson Springs Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public preschool average of 22% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
2 Schools
540 Schools
# Students
580 Students
216,239 Students
# Teachers
43 Teachers
14,805 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
0.38
# American Indian Students
n/a
255 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1 Student
3,811 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
6 Students
15,807 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
7%
# Black Students
4 Students
16,998 Students
% Black Students
1%
8%
# White Students
547 Students
169,192 Students
% White Students
94%
78%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
309 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
22 Students
9,867 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
30
20,146
# Students in K Grade:
43
32,531
# Students in 1st Grade:
40
32,403
# Students in 2nd Grade:
44
31,349
# Students in 3rd Grade:
35
26,840
# Students in 4th Grade:
36
27,990
# Students in 5th Grade:
47
27,867
# Students in 6th Grade:
40
8,521
# Students in 7th Grade:
40
3,220
# Students in 8th Grade:
43
3,273
# Students in 9th Grade:
32
538
# Students in 10th Grade:
53
567
# Students in 11th Grade:
49
495
# Students in 12th Grade:
48
462
# Ungraded Students:
-
37

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 Preschools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 315 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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