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For the 2021 school year, there are 61 magnet public schools in Kentucky, serving 55,911 students.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. Kentucky magnet public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked magnet public schools in Kentucky are Dupont Manual High School, Greathouse/shryock Traditional and J. Graham Brown School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 23% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is more than the Kentucky public school average of 16:1.

Top Kentucky Magnet Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Dupont Manual High School Magnet School
    Math: 85% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    120 W Lee St
    Louisville, KY 40208
    (502) 485-8241

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,917 student
  • Greathouse/shryock Traditional Magnet School
    Math: 94% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2700 Browns Lane
    Louisville, KY 40220
    (502) 485-8259

    Grades: K-5 | 613 students
  • J. Graham Brown School Magnet School
    Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    546 South First Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    (502) 485-8216

    Grades: K-12 | 720 students
  • Barret Traditional Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 76% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2561 Grinstead Drive
    Louisville, KY 40206
    (502) 485-8207

    Grades: 6-8 | 644 students
  • Jefferson County Traditional Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1418 Morton Ave
    Louisville, KY 40204
    (502) 485-8272

    Grades: 6-8 | 931 students
  • Atherton High School Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3000 Dundee Road
    Louisville, KY 40205
    (502) 485-8202

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,471 student
  • Noe Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    121 West Lee Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    (502) 485-8307

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,337 student
  • Audubon Traditional Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1051 Hess Lane
    Louisville, KY 40217
    (502) 485-8205

    Grades: K-5 | 616 students
  • Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    301 Woodland Ave
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (859) 381-3516

    Grades: K-5 | 541 students
  • Meyzeek Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    828 South Jackson Street
    Louisville, KY 40203
    (502) 485-8299

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,109 student
  • Louisville Male High School Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4409 Preston Highway
    Louisville, KY 40213
    (502) 485-8292

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,958 student
  • Brandeis Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2817 West Kentucky
    Louisville, KY 40211
    (502) 485-8214

    Grades: PK-5 | 558 students
  • Ballard High School Magnet School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6000 Brownsboro Road
    Louisville, KY 40222
    (502) 485-8206

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,881 student
  • Carter Traditional Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3600 Bohne Ave
    Louisville, KY 40211
    (502) 485-8225

    Grades: K-5 | 592 students
  • Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts Magnet School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    930 East Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    (502) 485-8291

    Grades: K-5 | 565 students
  • Eastern High School Magnet School
    Math: 52% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    12400 Old Shelbyville Rd
    Louisville, KY 40243
    (502) 485-8243

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,080 students
  • Dixie Elementary Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1940 Eastland Pkwy
    Lexington, KY 40505
    (859) 381-3116

    Grades: PK-5 | 575 students
  • Johnson Traditional Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2509 Wilson Ave
    Louisville, KY 40210
    (502) 485-8277

    Grades: 6-8 | 868 students
  • Western Middle School For The Arts Magnet School
    Math: 48% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2201 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40212
    (502) 485-8345

    Grades: 6-8 | 627 students
  • Farnsley Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3400 Lees Lane
    Louisville, KY 40216
    (502) 485-8242

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,063 student
  • Jeffersontown Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 43% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3610 Cedarwood Way
    Louisville, KY 40299
    (502) 485-8274

    Grades: K-5 | 720 students
  • Fairdale Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10104 Mitchell Hill Road
    Fairdale, KY 40118
    (502) 485-8247

    Grades: K-5 | 575 students
  • Bryan Station Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 39% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1865 Wickland Dr
    Lexington, KY 40505
    (859) 381-3288

    Grades: 6-8 | 766 students
  • Portland Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3410 Northwestern Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40212
    (502) 485-8313

    Grades: K-5 | 293 students
  • Highland Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1700 Norris Place
    Louisville, KY 40205
    (502) 485-8266

    Grades: 6-8 | 914 students
  • Lexington Trad Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 33% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    350 N Limestone St
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (859) 381-3192

    Grades: 6-8 | 505 students
  • The Academy @ Shawnee Magnet School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4001 Herman Street
    Louisville, KY 40212
    (502) 485-8326

    Grades: 6-12 | 686 students
  • Goldsmith Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 36% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3520 Goldsmith Lane
    Louisville, KY 40220
    (502) 485-8258

    Grades: K-5 | 577 students
  • Westport Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8100 Westport Road
    Louisville, KY 40222
    (502) 485-8346

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,248 student
  • Newburg Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4901 Exeter Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40218
    (502) 485-8306

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,073 student
  • Butler Traditional High School Magnet School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2222 Crums Lane
    Louisville, KY 40216
    (502) 485-8220

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,678 student
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Academy South Magnet School
    Math: 30% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5650 Southern Pkwy
    Louisville, KY 40214
    (502) 485-8270

    Grades: 6-8 | 692 students
  • Indian Trail Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3709 E Indian Tr
    Louisville, KY 40213
    (502) 485-8268

    Grades: K-5 | 444 students
  • Bryan Station High School Magnet School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 Eastin Rd
    Lexington, KY 40505
    (859) 381-3308

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,417 student
  • Fairdale High School Magnet School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1001 Fairdale Road
    Fairdale, KY 40118
    (502) 485-8248

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,210 student
  • Show 26 more Magnet public schools in Kentucky (out of 61 total schools)
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