Fayette County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 78 public schools serving 41,649 students in Fayette County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Fayette County School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Fayette County School District are Scapa At Bluegrass, Rosa Parks Elementary School and Clays Mill Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Fayette County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kentucky.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Fayette County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Fayette County School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
78 Schools
1,537 Schools
# Students
41,649 Students
679,771 Students
# Teachers
2,886 Teachers
42,042 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Fayette County School District, which is ranked within the top 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 88% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
Overall District Rank
#53 out of 173 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fayette County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fayette County  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)
58%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fayette County  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
88%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fayette County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.40
# American Indian Students
75 Students
838 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,922 Students
12,131 Students
% Asian Students
5%
2%
# Hispanic Students
6,814 Students
45,775 Students
% Hispanic Students
16%
7%
# Black Students
9,358 Students
71,824 Students
% Black Students
23%
10%
# White Students
21,299 Students
521,864 Students
% White Students
51%
77%
# Hawaiian Students
28 Students
849 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,153 Students
26,490 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,097
29,417
# Students in K Grade:
2,823
43,976
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,286
50,426
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,148
49,404
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,325
51,263
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,355
52,252
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,369
52,361
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,212
50,824
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,126
50,181
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,043
50,228
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,472
53,687
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,008
50,822
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,818
48,739
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,541
45,593
# Ungraded Students:
26
598

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,898 is higher than the state median of $11,560. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,189 is higher than the state median of $11,529. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$537 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fayette County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$549 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Fayette County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,898
$11,560
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fayette County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,189
$11,529
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fayette County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Fayette County School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Scapa At Bluegrass
Math: 86% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 Lafayette Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3332
Grades: 4-8
| 277 students
Rank: #22.
Rosa Parks Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1251 Beaumont Centre Lane
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 381-3132
Grades: K-5
| 719 students
Rank: #33.
Clays Mill Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
2319 Clays Mill Rd
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3355
Grades: K-5
| 596 students
Rank: #44.
Athens-chilesburg Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
930 Jouett Creek Dr
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4955
Grades: K-5
| 792 students
Rank: #55.
Cassidy Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1125 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3018
Grades: K-5
| 728 students
Rank: #66.
Veterans Park Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4351 Clearwater Way
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 381-3161
Grades: K-5
| 791 students
Rank: #77.
Wellington Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3280 Keithshire Way
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 736 students
Rank: #88.
Edythe Jones Hayes Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
260 Richardson Place
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4920
Grades: 6-8
| 1,091 students
Rank: #99.
Jessie M Clark Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
3341 Clays Mill Rd
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3036
Grades: 6-8
| 1,061 students
Rank: #1010.
Beaumont Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2080 Georgian Way
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3094
Grades: 6-8
| 1,063 students
Rank: #1111.
Stonewall Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3215 Cornwall Dr
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3079
Grades: PK-5
| 739 students
Rank: #1212.
Morton Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
1225 Tates Creek Pk
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3533
Grades: 6-8
| 716 students
Rank: #1313.
Sandersville Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3025 Sandersville Rd
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 381-4980
Grades: K-5
| 560 students
Rank: #1414.
Liberty Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2585 Liberty Rd
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4979
Grades: K-5
| 705 students
Rank: #1515.
Meadowthorpe Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1710 N. Forbes Rd
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3521
Grades: PK-5
| 491 students
Rank: #1616.
Glendover Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
710 Glendover Rd
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3403
Grades: K-5
| 575 students
Rank: #1717.
Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 55% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 Woodland Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3516
Grades: K-5
| 541 students
Rank: #1818.
Ashland Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
195 N Ashland Ave
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3243
Grades: K-5
| 314 students
Rank: #1919.
Garrett Morgan Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1150 Passage Mound Way
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4169
Grades: K-5
| 724 students
Rank: #2020.
Picadome Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1642 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3563
Grades: PK-5
| 519 students
Rank: #2121.
Lafayette High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
401 Reed Ln
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3474
Grades: 9-12
| 2,293 students
Rank: #2222.
Squires Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
3337 Squire Oak Dr.
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 381-3002
Grades: PK-5
| 542 students
Rank: #2323.
Garden Springs Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2151 Garden Springs Dr
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3388
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #2424.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1600 Man O' War Blvd
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 381-3546
Grades: 9-12
| 2,054 students
Rank: #2525.
Leestown Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2010 Leestown Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 381-3181
Grades: 6-8
| 867 students
Rank: #2626.
Dixie Elementary Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1940 Eastland Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3116
Grades: PK-5
| 575 students
Rank: #2727.
Henry Clay High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2100 Fontaine Rd
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3423
Grades: 9-12
| 2,219 students
Rank: #2828.
Southern Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Wilson-downing Rd
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 381-3582
Grades: 6-8
| 801 students
Rank: #2929.
Carter G. Woodson Academy
Alternative School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1813 Charleston Drive
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3370
Grades: 6-12
| 215 students
Rank: #3030.
Bryan Station Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 41% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1865 Wickland Dr
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3288
Grades: 6-8
| 766 students
Rank: #3131.
Fayette Regional Juvenile Det Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3475 Spurr Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 246-2806
Grades: 6-12
| 38 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Able
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
701 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4000
Grades: K-5
| 20 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Family Care Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1135 Red Mile Pl
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 218-2273
Grades: 9-12
| 40 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Lexington Day Treatment
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
701 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-4100
Grades: 6-12
| 39 students
Rank: #3535.
Southern Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
340 Wilson Downing Rd
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 381-3589
Grades: PK-5
| 552 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 41,649 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66

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