Perry County School District

315 Park Ave
Hazard, KY 41701
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 3,594 students in Perry County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Perry County School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 4% 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
10 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
3,594 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
236 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Perry 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 94% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
Overall District Rank
#86 out of 172 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Perry County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Perry 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.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Perry 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.
Graduation Rate
94%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Perry County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.07
0.44
# American Indian Students
1 Student
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
7 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
47 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
8%
# Black Students
32 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
1%
11%
# White Students
3,459 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
96%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
48 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
128
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
330
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
274
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
237
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
250
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
253
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
253
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
255
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
306
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
281
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
306
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
255
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
242
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
221
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
3
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,621 is higher than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,721 is less than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$56 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Perry 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
$49 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Perry 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
$15,621
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Perry County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,721
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Perry County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Perry County School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Robinson Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13150 Ky Hwy 476
Ary, KY 41712
(606) 378-7761
Grades: PK-8
| 288 students
Rank: #22.
Viper Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
20 Eddington Ln
Viper, KY 41774
(606) 439-3837
Grades: PK-8
| 239 students
Rank: #33.
East Perry County Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 Perry Circle Rd
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 436-3423
Grades: PK-8
| 671 students
Rank: #44.
West Perry Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
72 Miss Edna Lane
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 439-6438
Grades: PK-8
| 704 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Leatherwood Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7777 Hwy 699
Cornettsville, KY 41731
(606) 675-4431
Grades: K-8
| 102 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Perry County Central High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
305 Park Ave
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 439-5888
Grades: 9-12
| 878 students
Rank: #77.
Buckhorn School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
18392 Ky Hwy 28
Buckhorn, KY 41721
(606) 398-7176
Grades: K-12
| 324 students
Rank: #88.
Robert W Combs Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9165 Hwy 15 S
Happy, KY 41746
(606) 476-2518
Grades: PK-8
| 365 students
Rank: n/an/a
Learning Academy
Alternative School
305 Park Avenue
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 439-5888
Grades: 9-12
| 19 students
Rank: n/an/a
Perry County Alternative School
Alternative School
72 Edna Lane
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 436-4932
Grades: K-8
| 4 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Perry County School District?
Perry County School District manages 10 public schools serving 3,594 students.
What is the rank of Perry County School District?
Perry County School District is ranked #91 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.
What is the racial composition of students in Perry County School District?
96% of Perry County School District students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Perry County School District?
Perry County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Perry County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,721 is less than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,594 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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