Knox Central High School

  • Knox Central High School serves 831 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Knox Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Knox Central High School's student population of 831 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students831 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Knox Central High School
Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Knox Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Knox Central High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank#1017 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Knox Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Knox Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
2%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Knox Central High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
95%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Knox Central High School and the percentage of White public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Knox Central High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.100.40
This chart display the diversity score of Knox Central High School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Knox Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Knox Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKnox County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Knox Central High School is Barbourville City School (0.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

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Knox Central is a terrible school, where I honestly do not believe that they care nothing for education. The drugs and sex are rampant. The students after graduating barely know how to spell their own name. The staff does not care at all about their students going to college or trying to make something of themselves. They are emotionally abusive to the special education students. The extracurricular activities are pretty much a joke. If you're not from an important family from Barbourville, your child will be pretty much ignored. There is a rampant amount of sexism going on at the school. There are a few good teachers there, but most of them are trying to leave or have already left the school. If you value your child's education at all, do not send your student there.
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