Top 10 Best Knox County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 3,631 students in Knox County, KY.
The top ranked public schools in Knox County, KY are G R Hampton Elementary School, Knox County Day Treatment and Jesse D Lay Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Knox County, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Knox 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 Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 25% (majority Black).

Best Knox County Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
G R Hampton Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
60 Ky 3441
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-4169
Grades: PK-6
| 249 students
Rank: #22.
Knox County Day Treatment
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
135 Wall St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5410
Grades: 6-12
| 17 students
Rank: #33.
Jesse D Lay Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
220 N Allison Ave
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-6524
Grades: PK-6
| 327 students
Rank: #44.
Barbourville City School
Math: 29% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
140 School St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3129
Grades: PK-12
| 632 students
Rank: #55.
Central Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1000 Ky 3439
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3496
Grades: PK-6
| 388 students
Rank: #66.
Flat Lick Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
110 Kentucky 3085
Flat Lick, KY 40935
(606) 542-4712
Grades: PK-6
| 181 students
Rank: #77.
Knox County Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
311 N Main St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5267
Grades: 7-8
| 449 students
Rank: #88.
DeWitt Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
138 Ky 718
Flat Lick, KY 40935
(606) 542-4274
Grades: K-6
| 149 students
Rank: #99.
Girdler Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Highway 11 North
Girdler, KY 40943
(606) 546-4859
Grades: K-6
| 334 students
Rank: #1010.
Knox Appalachian School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1909 Ky Hwy 3439
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-2568
Grades: 5-12
| 43 students
Rank: #1111.
Knox Central High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Panther Way
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-9253
Grades: 9-12
| 789 students
Rank: n/an/a
Knox County Area Technology Center
Vocational School
210 Wall Street
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-5310
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Knox County Learning Academy
Alternative School
135 Wall St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5410
Grades: 7-12
| 60 students
Rank: n/an/a
Knox Inspire Academy
Alternative School
200 Daniel Boone Drive
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3157
Grades: K-12
| 13 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Knox County, KY

Knox County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
180 Church Street
Artemus, KY 40903
(606) 546-4459
Grades: K-6
| 108 students
140 School St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3144
Grades: PK-6
| 351 students
140 School St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3129
Grades: 7-12
| 285 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Knox County, KY?
The top ranked public schools in Knox County, KY include G R Hampton Elementary School, Knox County Day Treatment and Jesse D Lay Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Knox County, KY?
14 public schools are located in Knox County, KY.
What is the racial composition of students in Knox County, KY?
Knox County, KY public schools minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kentucky public schools average of 25% (majority Black).

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