103 School Dr
Carlisle, KY 40311
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Nicholas County High School serves 487 students in grades 7-12.
Nicholas County 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 40% (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 48% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

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

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School Overview

Nicholas County High School's student population of 487 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
487 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Nicholas County 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 Nicholas County High School is 0.13, 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
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#852 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
1%
10%
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White
93%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nicholas County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 487 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Btm 50%)

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