Letcher County School District

224 Park St
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Letcher 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 9 public schools serving 2,736 students in Letcher County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Letcher County School District have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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
9 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
2,736 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
204 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Letcher 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 93% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
#127 out of 172 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Letcher County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
19%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Letcher 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 Letcher 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.
93%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Letcher County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.06
0.44
# American Indian Students
2 Students
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
7 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
26 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
8%
# Black Students
12 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
1%
11%
# White Students
2,660 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
97%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
29 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
64
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
211
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
191
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
168
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
194
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
209
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
205
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
216
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
227
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
190
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
224
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
219
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
214
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
204
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
-
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,467 is higher than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,515 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$42 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Letcher 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
$40 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Letcher 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
$15,467
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Letcher 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
$14,515
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Letcher 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 Letcher County School District 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: 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
160 Lhs Drive
Blackey, KY 41804
(606) 633-2524
Grades: K-8
| 387 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Letcher County School District?
Letcher County School District manages 9 public schools serving 2,736 students.
What is the rank of Letcher County School District?
Letcher County School District is ranked #121 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 Letcher County School District?
97% of Letcher County School District students are White, 1% 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 Letcher County School District?
Letcher County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Letcher County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,515 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,736 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • : 93% (Top 50% in KY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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