Letcher County Central High School

435 Cougar Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Letcher County Central High School serves 846 students in grades 9-12.
Letcher County 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

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Letcher County Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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School Overview

Letcher County Central High School's student population of 846 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
846 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Letcher County Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Letcher County Central High School is 0.04, 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 Data
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State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#970 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Black
1%
10%
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White
98%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 846 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04 (Btm 50%)

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