Top 5 Best Whitesburg Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,049 students in Whitesburg, KY.
The top ranked public schools in Whitesburg, KY are Whitesburg Middle School, Cowan Elementary School and Letcher County Central High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Whitesburg, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Whitesburg have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kentucky public schools.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Whitesburg, KY (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitesburg Middle School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
366 Park St
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-2761
Grades: 6-8
| 188 students
Rank: #22.
Cowan Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3125 Hwy 931 S
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-7195
Grades: PK-8
| 228 students
Rank: #33.
Letcher County Central High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
435 Cougar Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-2339
Grades: 9-12
| 861 students
Rank: #44.
West Whitesburg Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
330 Park St
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-9538
Grades: PK-5
| 441 students
Rank: #55.
Martha Jane Potter Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Kona Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 855-7544
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: n/an/a
Letcher County Alternative Education Center
Alternative School
185 Circle Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-5559
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Letcher County Area Technology Center
Vocational School
515 Cougar Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-5053
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Whitesburg, Kentucky Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
6868 Hwy 7 North
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-7812
Grades: K-8
| 225 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Whitesburg, KY?
The top ranked public schools in Whitesburg, KY include Whitesburg Middle School, Cowan Elementary School and Letcher County Central High School.
How many public schools are located in Whitesburg, KY?
7 public schools are located in Whitesburg, KY.
What is the racial composition of students in Whitesburg, KY?
Whitesburg, KY public schools minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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