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For the 2021 school year, there are 15 public schools in Shelby County, KY, serving 7,193 students. Shelby County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kentucky.
Shelby County, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 56% statewide average). Schools in Shelby County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kentucky public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County, KY are Simpsonville Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School and Shelby County Education Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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 Shelby County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Simpsonville Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6725 Shelbyville Rd
    Simpsonville, KY 40067
    (502) 722-8855

    Grades: K-5 | 548 students
  • Heritage Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    8300 Frankfort Rd
    Waddy, KY 40076
    (502) 829-5242

    Grades: K-5 | 485 students
  • Shelby County Education Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1361 Frankfort Rd.
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 647-4677

    Grades: 6-12 | 19 students
  • Shelby County West Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Warriors Way
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-4869

    Grades: 6-8 | 805 students
  • Painted Stone Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    150 Warriors Way
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 647-4505

    Grades: K-5 | 529 students
  • Martha Layne Collins High School Math: 40% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    801 Discovery Blvd
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 647-1160

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,200 student
  • Shelby County East Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    600 Rocket Lane
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-1478

    Grades: 6-8 | 710 students
  • Southside Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    728 Ginkgo Dr
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-4460

    Grades: K-5 | 458 students
  • Clear Creek Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    279 Chapel Hill Rd
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-3452

    Grades: K-5 | 594 students
  • Wright Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 Rocket Lane
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-5222

    Grades: K-5 | 482 students
  • Shelby County High School Math: 28% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1701 Frankfort Rd
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-2344

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,018 student
  • Northside Early Childhood Center
    821 College Street
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-5123

    Grades: PK | 275 students
  • Shelby County Area Technology Center Vocational School
    230 Rocket Lane
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-6554

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Shelby County Headstart
    279 Chapel Hill Road
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (502) 633-3452

    Grades: PK | 70 students
  • Shelby County Summer School
    1155 West Main Street
    Shelbyville, KY 40066
    (502) 633-2375

    Grades: K-12 | n/a student
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