Top 10 Best Kentucky Magnet Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 59 magnet public schools serving 48,810 students in Kentucky.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. The top ranked magnet public schools in Kentucky are Dupont Manual High School, Greathouse/shryock Traditional and Meyzeek Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kentucky magnet public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 56% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 25% (majority Black).

Best Kentucky Magnet Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dupont Manual High School
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
120 W Lee St
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 485-8241
Grades: 9-12
| 1,929 students
Rank: #22.
Greathouse/shryock Traditional
Magnet School
Math: 61% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2700 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 485-8259
Grades: K-5
| 612 students
Rank: #33.
Meyzeek Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
828 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 485-8299
Grades: 6-8
| 1,062 students
Rank: #44.
Noe Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 49% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
121 West Lee Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 485-8307
Grades: 6-8
| 1,325 students
Rank: #55.
J. Graham Brown School
Magnet School
Math: 46% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
546 South First Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 485-8216
Grades: K-12
| 753 students
Rank: #66.
Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 47% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
301 Woodland Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3516
Grades: K-5
| 571 students
Rank: #77.
Louisville Male High School
Magnet School
Math: 49% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4409 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40213
(502) 485-8292
Grades: 9-12
| 1,992 students
Rank: #88.
Barret Traditional Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 40% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2561 Grinstead Drive
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 485-8207
Grades: 6-8
| 633 students
Rank: #99.
Atherton High School
Magnet School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3000 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 485-8202
Grades: 9-12
| 1,495 students
Rank: #1010.
Brandeis Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 42% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2817 West Kentucky
Louisville, KY 40211
(502) 485-8214
Grades: PK-5
| 492 students
Rank: #1111.
Jefferson County Traditional Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 25% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1418 Morton Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 485-8272
Grades: 6-8
| 942 students
Rank: #1212.
Schaffner Traditional Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 29% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2701 Crums Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 485-8217
Grades: K-5
| 596 students
Rank: #1313.
Frederick Douglass High School
Magnet School
Math: 36% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 381-3780
Grades: 9-12
| 1,538 students
Rank: #1414.
Dixie Elementary Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 29% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1940 Eastland Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3116
Grades: PK-5
| 540 students
Rank: #1515.
Audubon Traditional Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 21% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1051 Hess Lane
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 485-8205
Grades: K-5
| 616 students
Rank: #1616.
Hawthorne Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2301 Clarendon Ave
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 485-8263
Grades: PK-5
| 433 students
Rank: #1717.
Bryan Station Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 23% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1865 Wickland Dr
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3288
Grades: 6-8
| 793 students
Rank: #1818.
Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts
Magnet School
Math: 21% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
930 East Main Street
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 485-8291
Grades: K-5
| 573 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Central High Magnet Career Academy
Magnet School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1130 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 485-8226
Grades: 9-12
| 1,295 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Tates Creek High School
Magnet School
Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1111 Centre Pkwy
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 381-3620
Grades: 9-12
| 1,673 students
Rank: #2121.
Fairdale High School
Magnet School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Fairdale Road
Fairdale, KY 40118
(502) 485-8248
Grades: 9-12
| 1,370 students
Rank: #2222.
Butler Traditional High School
Magnet School
Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2222 Crums Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 485-8220
Grades: 9-12
| 1,575 students
Rank: #2323.
Westport Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 16% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8100 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 485-8346
Grades: 6-8
| 1,273 students
Rank: #2424.
Farnsley Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 15% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Lees Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 485-8242
Grades: 6-8
| 1,119 students
Rank: #2525.
Highland Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 10% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 Norris Place
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 485-8266
Grades: 6-8
| 876 students
Rank: #2626.
Western Middle School For The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 9% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2201 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40212
(502) 485-8345
Grades: 6-8
| 691 students
Rank: #2727.
Newburg Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 14% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4901 Exeter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 485-8306
Grades: 6-8
| 1,038 students
Rank: #2828.
Bryan Station High School
Magnet School
Math: 18% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Eastin Rd
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 381-3308
Grades: 9-12
| 1,681 students
Rank: #2929.
Johnson Traditional Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 10% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2509 Wilson Ave
Louisville, KY 40210
(502) 485-8277
Grades: 6-8
| 877 students
Rank: #3030.
Carter Traditional Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 12% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3600 Bohne Ave
Louisville, KY 40211
(502) 485-8225
Grades: K-5
| 605 students
Rank: #3131.
Lexington Trad Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 11% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
350 N Limestone St
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3192
Grades: 6-8
| 339 students
Rank: #3232.
Southern High School
Magnet School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
8620 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 485-8330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,324 students
Rank: #3333.
Fairdale Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 6% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
10104 Mitchell Hill Road
Fairdale, KY 40118
(502) 485-8247
Grades: K-5
| 604 students
Rank: #3434.
Goldsmith Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 11% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3520 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 485-8258
Grades: K-5
| 612 students
Rank: #3535.
Marion C. Moore School
Magnet School
Math: 8% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6415 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40228
(502) 485-8304
Grades: 6-12
| 2,367 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked magnet public schools in Kentucky?

The top ranked magnet public schools in Kentucky are Dupont Manual High School, Greathouse/shryock Traditional and Meyzeek Middle School.

How many magnet public schools are located in Kentucky?

59 magnet public schools are located in Kentucky.

What is the racial composition of students in Kentucky?

Kentucky magnet public schools minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 25% (majority Black).

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