Top 10 Best Lexington Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 81 public schools serving 41,452 students in Lexington, KY (there are 35 private schools, serving 6,505 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Lexington, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Lexington, KY are Scapa At Bluegrass, Rosa Parks Elementary School and Athens-chilesburg Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lexington, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Lexington have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Kentucky public schools.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Lexington, KY (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Scapa At Bluegrass
(Math: 80% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 Lafayette Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3332
Grades: 4-8
| 277 students
Rank: #22.
Rosa Parks Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1251 Beaumont Centre Lane
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 381-3132
Grades: K-5
| 681 students
Rank: #33.
Athens-chilesburg Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
930 Jouett Creek Dr
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4955
Grades: K-5
| 547 students
Rank: #44.
Clays Mill Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2319 Clays Mill Rd
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3355
Grades: K-5
| 484 students
Rank: #55.
Ashland Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
195 N Ashland Ave
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3243
Grades: K-5
| 245 students
Rank: #66.
Cassidy Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1125 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3018
Grades: K-5
| 641 students
Rank: #77.
Meadowthorpe Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1710 N. Forbes Rd
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3521
Grades: PK-5
| 462 students
Rank: #88.
Veterans Park Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4351 Clearwater Way
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 381-3161
Grades: K-5
| 704 students
Rank: #99.
Edythe Jones Hayes Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
260 Richardson Place
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4920
Grades: 6-8
| 1,072 students
Rank: #1010.
Garrett Morgan Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1150 Passage Mound Way
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-3165
Grades: K-5
| 731 students
Rank: #1111.
Lafayette High School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 Reed Ln
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3474
Grades: 9-12
| 2,419 students
Rank: #1212.
Steam Academy
Alternative School
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
123 East 6 Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3033
Grades: 9-12
| 387 students
Rank: #1313.
Wellington Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3280 Keithshire Way
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 622 students
Rank: #1414.
Sandersville Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3025 Sandersville Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 381-4980
Grades: PK-5
| 679 students
Rank: #1515.
Morton Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1225 Tates Creek Pk
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3533
Grades: 6-8
| 715 students
Rank: #1616.
Squires Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3337 Squire Oak Dr.
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 381-3002
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #1717.
Glendover Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
710 Glendover Rd
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3403
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: #1818.
Brenda Cowan Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4801 Athens-boonesboro Road
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4000
Grades: PK-5
| 547 students
Rank: #1919.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1600 Man O' War Blvd
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 381-3546
Grades: 9-12
| 2,054 students
Rank: #2020.
Jessie M Clark Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3341 Clays Mill Rd
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3036
Grades: 6-8
| 1,083 students
Rank: #2121.
Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 Woodland Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3516
Grades: K-5
| 560 students
Rank: #2222.
Beaumont Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2080 Georgian Way
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3094
Grades: 6-8
| 851 students
Rank: #2323.
Stonewall Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3215 Cornwall Dr
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 381-3079
Grades: PK-5
| 673 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Audrey Grevious Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1177 Harry Sykes Way
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 246-4370
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Family Care Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1135 Harry Sykes Way
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 288-4040
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Success Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1555 Georgetown Road
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-4000
Grades: 9-12
| 53 students
Rank: #2727.
Frederick Douglass High School
Magnet School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-3780
Grades: 9-12
| 1,575 students
Rank: #2828.
Liberty Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2585 Liberty Rd
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4979
Grades: K-5
| 725 students
Rank: #2929.
Picadome Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1642 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3563
Grades: PK-5
| 417 students
Rank: #3030.
Garden Springs Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2151 Garden Springs Dr
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 381-3388
Grades: K-5
| 404 students
Rank: #3131.
Henry Clay High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2100 Fontaine Rd
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3423
Grades: 9-12
| 2,058 students
Rank: #3232.
Carter G. Woodson Academy
Alternative School
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2000 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-3933
Grades: 6-12
| 266 students
Rank: #3333.
Tates Creek High School
Magnet School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1111 Centre Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 381-3620
Grades: 9-12
| 1,701 students
Rank: #3434.
Leestown Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2010 Leestown Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 381-3181
Grades: 6-8
| 993 students
Rank: #3535.
Madeline M Breckinridge Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 St. Mathilda Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3273
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
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Lexington, Kentucky Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Able (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
701 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4000
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
475 Price Rd
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3808
Grades: K-5
| 118 students
701 East Main St
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-4000
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
6270 Athens Walnut Hill Pk
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 381-3253
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
4400 Briar Hill Rd
Lexington, KY 40516
(859) 294-7080
Grades: K-5
| 13 students
692 Newtown Pk
Lexington, KY 40580
(859) 381-4335
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
475 Price Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 381-3263
Grades: 3-5
| 298 students
707 Howard St
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3263
Grades: PK-2
| 396 students
701 East Main St
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 222-3333
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3475 Spurr Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 246-2806
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
519 W Fourth St
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 252-8636
Grades: 6-12
| 17 students
260 Richardson Place
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4920
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
123 E Sixth St
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3162
Grades: PK-5
| 248 students
350 Henry Clay Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3462
Grades: PK-5
| 391 students
2545 Georgetown Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 381-3507
Grades: K-5
| 513 students
2200 Liberty Rd
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-4040
Grades: 9-12
| 91 students
2420 Spurr Road
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 382-4000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
701 East Main St
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-4250
Grades: K
| n/a students
201 W 5th St
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3576
Grades: PK-5
| 184 students
Sap Program (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
1155 Red Mile Place, Coleman H
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 246-4305
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
1555 Georgetown Road Lexington
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-4000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lexington, KY?
The top ranked public schools in Lexington, KY include Scapa At Bluegrass, Rosa Parks Elementary School and Athens-chilesburg Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Lexington, KY?
81 public schools are located in Lexington, KY.
What percentage of students in Lexington, KY go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Lexington, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Lexington, KY?
Lexington, KY public schools minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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