Knox Central High School

  • Knox Central High School serves 922 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the KY average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 22%.
  • Knox Central High School operates within the Knox County School District.
  • Knox County School District's 66% graduation rate is lower than the KY state average of 82%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 922 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students922 students
Knox Central High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Knox Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Knox Central High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeKnox Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
Knox Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Knox Central High School Black Students (2011-2014)
Black
2%
11%
Knox Central High School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
98%
78%
Knox Central High School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsKnox Central High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownKY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.040.38
Knox Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
66%
51%
Knox Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Knox Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Knox County School District's student population of 4,593 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,099 is higher than the state average of $10,260. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,731 is higher than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four years.
School District NameKnox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
6
Number of Students Managed4,5932,307
Knox County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate66%82%
Knox County School District Graduation Rate (2000-2015)
District Total Revenue$50 MM$24 MM
Knox County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$49 MM$24 MM
Knox County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,099$10,260
Knox County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,731$10,180
Knox County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  11/9/2010
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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