Letcher County Central High School

435 Cougar Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 861 students in grades 9-12, Letcher County Central High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Kentucky state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 861 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • : 93% (Top 50% in KY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Letcher County Central High School's student population of 861 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
861 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Letcher County Central High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Letcher County Central High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
#721 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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15-19%
30%
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40-44%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
97%
74%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.06
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93%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Letcher County Central High School's ranking?
Letcher County Central High School is ranked #721 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Letcher County Central High School?
The graduation rate of Letcher County Central High School is 93%, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 90%.
How many students attend Letcher County Central High School?
861 students attend Letcher County Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of Letcher County Central High School students are White, 1% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Letcher County Central High School?
Letcher County Central High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Letcher County Central High School offer ?
Letcher County Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Letcher County Central High School part of?
Letcher County Central High School is part of Letcher County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 861 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • : 93% (Top 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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