Nelson County High School

  • Nelson County High School serves 843 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the KY average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 22%.
  • Nelson County High School operates within the Nelson County School District.
  • Nelson County School District's 87% graduation rate is higher than the KY state average of 82%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 843 students has declined by 41% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students843 students
Nelson County High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Nelson County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
Nelson County High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeNelson County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
Nelson County High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
2%
Nelson County High School Asian Students (2004-2014)
Hispanic
4%
6%
Nelson County High School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
3%
11%
Nelson County High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
92%
78%
Nelson County High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Nelson County High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Nelson County High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsNelson County 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.
0.150.24
Nelson County 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.
33%
51%
Nelson County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2015)
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.
8%
6%
Nelson County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Nelson County School District's student population of 4,705 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,973 in this district is less than the state average of $10,260. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,076 is higher than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District NameNelson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
6
Number of Students Managed4,7052,307
Nelson County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate87%82%
Nelson County School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue$47 MM$24 MM
Nelson County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$53 MM$24 MM
Nelson County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$9,973$10,260
Nelson County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$11,076$10,180
Nelson County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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