Top 10 Best Letcher County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 3,204 students in Letcher County, KY.
The top ranked public schools in Letcher County, KY are Whitesburg Middle School, Cowan Elementary School and Fleming Neon Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Letcher County, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Letcher County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kentucky public schools.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Letcher County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitesburg Middle School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
366 Park St
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-2761
Grades: 6-8
| 188 students
Rank: #22.
Cowan Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3125 Hwy 931 S
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-7195
Grades: PK-8
| 228 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Fleming Neon Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
50 Second Street
Neon, KY 41840
(606) 855-9042
Grades: 6-8
| 175 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Letcher County Central High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
435 Cougar Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-2339
Grades: 9-12
| 861 students
Rank: #55.
West Whitesburg Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
330 Park St
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-9538
Grades: PK-5
| 441 students
Rank: #66.
Arlie Boggs Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1099 Hwy 806
Eolia, KY 40826
(606) 633-4654
Grades: K-8
| 125 students
Rank: #77.
Martha Jane Potter Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Kona Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 855-7544
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #88.
Jenkins Independent School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
9409 Highway 805
Jenkins, KY 41537
(606) 832-2184
Grades: PK-12
| 468 students
Rank: n/an/a
Letcher County Alternative Education Center
Alternative School
185 Circle Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-5559
Grades: 8-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Letcher County Area Technology Center
Vocational School
515 Cougar Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-5053
Grades: 8-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
160 Lhs Drive
Blackey, KY 41804
(606) 633-2524
Grades: K-8
| 387 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Letcher County, KY

Letcher County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
6868 Hwy 7 North
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-7812
Grades: K-8
| 225 students
344 Coal Ave
Neon, KY 41840
(606) 855-7597
Grades: 9-12
| 218 students
11497 Hwy 805
Burdine, KY 41517
(606) 832-2711
Grades: PK-6
| 304 students
16040 Hwy 160
Linefork, KY 41833
(606) 589-2745
Grades: PK-8
| 85 students
160 Letcher High School Dr
Blackey, KY 41804
(606) 633-2524
Grades: PK-5
| 276 students
160 Lhs Dr
Letcher, KY 41832
(606) 633-0707
Grades: 9-12
| 178 students
162 Lhs Dr
Letcher, KY 41832
(606) 633-7812
Grades: 6-8
| 143 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Letcher County, KY?
The top ranked public schools in Letcher County, KY include Whitesburg Middle School, Cowan Elementary School and Fleming Neon Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Letcher County, KY?
11 public schools are located in Letcher County, KY.
What is the racial composition of students in Letcher County, KY?
Letcher County, KY public schools minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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