Fayette County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 18 public high schools serving 12,042 students in Fayette County School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public high schools in Kentucky.
Public High Schools in Fayette County School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Kentucky public high school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Fayette County School District are Lafayette High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Henry Clay High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Fayette County School District have a Graduation Rate of 88%, which is less than the Kentucky average of 91%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Lafayette High School, with 96% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Kentucky or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public high school average of 21% (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
18 Schools
434 Schools
# Students
12,042 Students
212,622 Students
# Teachers
727 Teachers
12,842 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Fayette County School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 167 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
0.63
0.37
# American Indian Students
21 Students
273 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
527 Students
3,670 Students
% Asian Students
4%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,646 Students
12,120 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
6%
# Black Students
2,873 Students
23,318 Students
% Black Students
24%
11%
# White Students
6,514 Students
167,144 Students
% White Students
54%
78%
# Hawaiian Students
9 Students
241 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
452 Students
5,856 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
667
# Students in K Grade:
-
469
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
536
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
534
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
584
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
589
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
770
# Students in 6th Grade:
46
1,817
# Students in 7th Grade:
54
3,464
# Students in 8th Grade:
77
3,753
# 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 $14,190 is higher than the state median of $12,004. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,072 is higher than the state median of $12,248. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$591 MM
$28 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$586 MM
$29 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,190
$12,004
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,072
$12,248
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 2017-18 school year data.

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

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #6 - 76. - 7.
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: #6 - 76. - 7.
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: #88.
Steam Academy
Alternative School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
123 East 6 Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3033
Grades: 9-12
| 327 students
Rank: #99.
Tates Creek High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1111 Centre Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 381-3620
Grades: 9-12
| 1,842 students
Rank: #1010.
Opportunity Middle College
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
701 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 246-6379
Grades: 11-12
| 94 students
Rank: #1111.
Frederick Douglass High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-4233
Grades: 9-12
| 965 students
Rank: #1212.
Bryan Station High School
Magnet School
Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
201 Eastin Rd
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3308
Grades: 9-12
| 1,417 students
Rank: #1313.
The Stables
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40583
(859) 333-5827
Grades: 7-12
| 61 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Fayette County Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
475 Price Road
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-0597
Grades: 8-12
| 180 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Martin L King Academy For Excellence Alternative
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 Liberty Rd
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4040
Grades: 6-12
| 233 students
Homebound Secondary
701 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-4100
Grades: 6-12
| 4 students
3050 Rio Dosa Dr
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 269-2325
Grades: 6-12
| 21 students
Sap Program
Alternative School
1155 Red Mile Place, Coleman H
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 246-4305
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 12,042 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63

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