Nicholas County High School

  • Nicholas County High School serves 487 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 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).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Nicholas County High School's student population of 487 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students487 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nicholas County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank#731 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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 This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nicholas County High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.130.40
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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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNicholas County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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