Jefferson County School District

3332 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40218
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Jefferson 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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 170 public schools serving 94,393 students in Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County School District have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
170 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
94,393 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
6,221 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Jefferson County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 171 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
#140 out of 172 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Jefferson County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
19%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jefferson 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 2020-21 school year data.
35%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jefferson 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 2020-21 school year data.
84%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Jefferson County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.70
0.44
# American Indian Students
124 Students
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
4,532 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
5%
2%
# Hispanic Students
12,680 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
8%
# Black Students
35,129 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
37%
11%
# White Students
36,404 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
39%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
134 Students
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
5,390 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,896
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
7,097
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
6,813
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,218
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,047
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
6,206
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,156
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
7,030
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,184
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,392
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
8,557
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
7,631
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
6,796
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
6,161
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
209
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,947 is higher than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,985 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$1,600 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Jefferson County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,603 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Jefferson County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,947
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Jefferson County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,985
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Jefferson County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Jefferson County School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dupont Manual High School
Magnet School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
120 W Lee St
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 485-8241
Grades: 9-12
| 1,910 students
Rank: #22.
Greathouse/shryock Traditional
Magnet School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2700 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 485-8259
Grades: K-5
| 601 students
Rank: #33.
Norton Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8101 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 485-8308
Grades: K-5
| 697 students
Rank: #44.
Meyzeek Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
828 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 485-8299
Grades: 6-8
| 990 students
Rank: #55.
Noe Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
121 West Lee Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 485-8307
Grades: 6-8
| 1,289 students
Rank: #66.
J. Graham Brown School
Magnet School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
546 South First Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 485-8216
Grades: K-12
| 736 students
Rank: #77.
Lowe Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
210 Oxfordshire Lane
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 485-8293
Grades: K-5
| 567 students
Rank: #88.
Louisville Male High School
Magnet School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4409 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40213
(502) 485-8292
Grades: 9-12
| 1,980 students
Rank: #99.
Dunn Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2010 Rudy Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 485-8240
Grades: K-5
| 485 students
Rank: #1010.
Stopher Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14417 Aiken Rd
Louisville, KY 40245
(502) 485-8281
Grades: PK-5
| 741 students
Rank: #1111.
Barret Traditional Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2561 Grinstead Drive
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 485-8207
Grades: 6-8
| 633 students
Rank: #12 - 1712. - 17.
Boys & Girls Haven
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2301 Goldsmith Ln
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 458-1171
Grades: 6-12
| 18 students
Rank: #12 - 1712. - 17.
Breckinridge Metropolitan High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1128 East Broadway St
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 485-6678
Grades: 8-12
| 45 students
Rank: #12 - 1712. - 17.
Churchill Park School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
435 Boxley Avenue
Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 485-8229
Grades: PK-12
| 83 students
Rank: #12 - 1712. - 17.
Liberty High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1281 Gilmore Lane
Louisville, KY 40213
(502) 485-7100
Grades: 7-12
| 72 students
Rank: #12 - 1712. - 17.
Pathfinder School Of Innovation
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 S Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 485-3173
Grades: K-12
| 3,725 students
Rank: #12 - 1712. - 17.
Western Day Treatment
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1900 South Seventh Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 485-7351
Grades: K-5
| 14 students
Rank: #1818.
Atherton High School
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3000 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 485-8202
Grades: 9-12
| 1,464 students
Rank: #1919.
Brandeis Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2817 West Kentucky
Louisville, KY 40211
(502) 485-8214
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #2020.
Field Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
120 Sacred Heart Ln
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 485-8252
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #2121.
Eastern High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12400 Old Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 485-8243
Grades: 9-12
| 2,037 students
Rank: #2222.
Ballard High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6000 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 485-8206
Grades: 9-12
| 1,981 students
Rank: #2323.
Norton Commons Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10941 Kings Crown Drive
Prospect, KY 40059
(502) 485-8367
Grades: PK-5
| 576 students
Rank: #2424.
Tully Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3300 College Drive
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 485-8338
Grades: PK-5
| 767 students
Rank: #2525.
Bowen Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1601 Roosevelt Ave
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 485-8213
Grades: K-5
| 691 students
Rank: #2626.
Crosby Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
303 Gatehouse Lane
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 485-8235
Grades: 6-8
| 1,008 students
Rank: #2727.
Wheeler Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5700 Cynthia Drive
Louisville, KY 40291
(502) 485-8349
Grades: K-5
| 613 students
Rank: #2828.
Bloom Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1627 Lucia Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 485-8211
Grades: K-5
| 513 students
Rank: #2929.
Jefferson County Traditional Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1418 Morton Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 485-8272
Grades: 6-8
| 874 students
Rank: #3030.
Schaffner Traditional Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2701 Crums Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 485-8217
Grades: K-5
| 598 students
Rank: #3131.
Hite Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12408 Old Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 485-8267
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #3232.
Middletown Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
218 North Madison Avenue
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 485-8300
Grades: PK-5
| 512 students
Rank: #3333.
Farmer Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6405 Gellhaus Ln
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 485-8625
Grades: PK-5
| 733 students
Rank: #3434.
Audubon Traditional Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1051 Hess Lane
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 485-8205
Grades: K-5
| 596 students
Rank: #3535.
Chenoweth Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3622 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 485-8227
Grades: PK-5
| 468 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Jefferson County School District?
Jefferson County School District manages 170 public schools serving 94,393 students.
What is the rank of Jefferson County School District?
Jefferson County School District is ranked #142 out of 171 school districts in Kentucky (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Kentucky school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Jefferson County School District?
39% of Jefferson County School District students are White, 37% of students are Black, 13% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Jefferson County School District?
Jefferson County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Jefferson County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,985 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 170 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 94,393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • : 84% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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