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 2 public high schools serving 861 students in Letcher County School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Kentucky.
Public High Schools in Letcher County School District have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Kentucky public high school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Public High School in Letcher County School District have a Graduation Rate of 93%, which is more than the Kentucky average of 91%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Letcher County Central High School, with 93% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Kentucky or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public high school average of 25% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
9 Schools
509 Schools
# Students
2,736 Students
216,078 Students
# Teachers
204 Teachers
13,469 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.
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
0.43
# American Indian Students
2 Students
300 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
7 Students
4,060 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
26 Students
16,994 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
8%
# Black Students
12 Students
24,684 Students
% Black Students
1%
11%
# White Students
2,660 Students
161,035 Students
% White Students
97%
75%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
301 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
29 Students
8,713 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
64
388
# Students in K Grade:
211
897
# Students in 1st Grade:
191
927
# Students in 2nd Grade:
168
966
# Students in 3rd Grade:
194
945
# Students in 4th Grade:
209
940
# Students in 5th Grade:
205
1,065
# Students in 6th Grade:
216
2,385
# Students in 7th Grade:
227
3,588
# Students in 8th Grade:
190
4,144
# 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 High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: n/an/a
Letcher County Alternative Education Center
Alternative School
185 Circle Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-5559
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students

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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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