Top 10 Best Knox County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 3,651 students in Knox County, KY.
The top ranked public schools in Knox County, KY are G R Hampton Elementary School, Jesse D Lay Elementary School and Knox County Learning Academy. 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 38% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 45% 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 and Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Knox County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
G R Hampton Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
60 Ky 3441
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-4169
Grades: PK-6
| 251 students
Rank: #22.
Jesse D Lay Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
220 N Allison Ave
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-6524
Grades: PK-6
| 330 students
Rank: #33.
Knox County Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
135 Wall St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5410
Grades: 7-12
| 46 students
Rank: #44.
Barbourville City School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
140 School St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3129
Grades: PK-12
| 668 students
Rank: #55.
Knox County Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
311 N Main St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5267
Grades: 7-8
| 417 students
Rank: #66.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1000 Ky 3439
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3496
Grades: PK-6
| 368 students
Rank: #77.
Knox County Day Treatment
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
135 Wall St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5410
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
Rank: #88.
Flat Lick Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Kentucky 3085
Flat Lick, KY 40935
(606) 542-4712
Grades: PK-6
| 173 students
Rank: #99.
Knox Central High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Panther Way
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-9253
Grades: 9-12
| 696 students
Rank: #1010.
Girdler Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Highway 11 North
Girdler, KY 40943
(606) 546-4859
Grades: PK-6
| 294 students
Rank: #1111.
Dewitt Elementary School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
138 Ky 718
Flat Lick, KY 40935
(606) 542-4274
Grades: K-6
| 112 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 31 students
Rank: #1313.
Knox Inspire Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Daniel Boone Drive
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3157
Grades: K-12
| 243 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
[+] 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, Jesse D Lay Elementary School and Knox County Learning Academy.
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 and Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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