Knox County School District

200 Daniel Boone Dr
Barbourville, KY 40906
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Knox County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 3,970 students in Knox County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Knox County School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
13 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
3,970 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
305 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Knox 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 88% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
#107 out of 172 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Knox County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
24%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Knox 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.
38%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Knox 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.
88%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Knox County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.08
0.44
# American Indian Students
4 Students
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
10 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
54 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
8%
# Black Students
42 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
1%
11%
# White Students
3,806 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
96%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
53 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
167
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
302
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
291
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
278
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
289
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
265
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
251
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
293
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
331
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
305
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
313
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
293
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
314
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
277
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
1
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,305 is higher than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,657 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$61 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Knox 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
$58 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Knox 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
$15,305
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Knox 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
$14,657
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Knox 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 Knox County School District Public Schools (2024)

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
| 251 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
| 22 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
| 330 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 368 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 173 students
Rank: #66.
Knox County Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
135 Wall St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5410
Grades: 7-12
| 46 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
| 417 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
| 112 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: PK-6
| 294 students
Rank: #1010.
Lynn Camp Schools
(Math: 13% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 N Ky 830
Corbin, KY 40701
(606) 528-5429
Grades: PK-12
| 987 students
Rank: #1111.
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: #1212.
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
| 696 students
Rank: n/an/a
Knox Inspire Academy
Alternative School
200 Daniel Boone Drive
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3157
Grades: K-12
| 243 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Knox County School District?
Knox County School District manages 13 public schools serving 3,970 students.
What is the rank of Knox County School District?
Knox County School District is ranked #105 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: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Knox County School District?
96% of Knox County School District students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Knox County School District?
Knox County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Knox County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,657 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,970 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • : 88% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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