Top 10 Best Johnson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 3,672 students in Johnson County, KY (there are 2 private schools, serving 85 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Johnson County, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Johnson County, KY are Highland Elementary School, Flat Gap Elementary School and W R Castle Memorial Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Johnson County, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Johnson County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Kentucky public schools.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Johnson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Highland Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
649 Us 23 South
Staffordsville, KY 41256
(606) 297-3674
Grades: PK-6
| 380 students
Rank: #22.
Flat Gap Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1450 Ky Rt 689
Flatgap, KY 41219
(606) 265-3110
Grades: PK-6
| 170 students
Rank: #33.
W R Castle Memorial Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3936 Us 23 N
Wittensville, KY 41274
(606) 297-3738
Grades: PK-6
| 391 students
Rank: #44.
Johnson County Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
251 N Mayo Tr
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-4133
Grades: 7-8
| 430 students
Rank: #55.
Johnson Central High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
257 North Mayo Trail
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 881 students
Rank: #66.
Porter Elementary School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7210 Us 321 S
Hagerhill, KY 41222
(606) 789-2545
Grades: PK-6
| 382 students
Rank: #77.
Paintsville High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
225 2nd St
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-2656
Grades: 7-12
| 323 students
Rank: #88.
Paintsville Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
325 2nd St
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-2651
Grades: PK-6
| 421 students
Rank: #99.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1715 Euclid Ave
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-2541
Grades: PK-6
| 294 students
Rank: #1010.
Johnson County Eagle Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
257 North Mayo Trail
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-2077
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Carl D Perkins Comprehensive Rehab Center
Vocational School
5659 Main Street
Thelma, KY 41260
(606) 789-1440
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Kentucky Tech - Mayo Regional Tech Center
Vocational School
513 3rd Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-5321
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Mayo Technical College
Vocational School
513 Third Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-5321
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Johnson County, KY

Johnson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
8446 Ky Rt 40 E
Williamsport, KY 41271
(606) 789-5050
Grades: PK-6
| 178 students
305 Second St
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-2651
Grades: PK
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Johnson County, KY?
The top ranked public schools in Johnson County, KY include Highland Elementary School, Flat Gap Elementary School and W R Castle Memorial Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Johnson County, KY?
13 public schools are located in Johnson County, KY.
What percentage of students in Johnson County, KY go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Johnson County, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Johnson County, KY?
Johnson County, KY public schools minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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