Rockcastle County High School

1545 Lake Cumberland Road
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Rockcastle County High School serves 862 students in grades 9-12.
Rockcastle 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (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 45-49% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

School Overview

Rockcastle County High School's student population of 862 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students862 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Rockcastle County High School
Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle County High School is 0.06, 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
#922 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
10%
White
97%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.060.40
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Graduation Rate
95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockcastle County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Rockcastle County High School is Rockcastle Academy For Academic Ach (5.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northern Elementary School (5.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Somerset Northern Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 437 students
    5.1 miles
    6155 Hwy 39
    Somerset, KY 42503
    (606) 423-1040
    5.1 PK-5 437
  • Mount Vernon Rockcastle County Area Technology Center Vocational School

    5.7 miles
    1555 Lake Cumberland Rd
    Mount Vernon, KY 40456
    (606) 256-4346
    5.7 n/a n/a
  • Mount Vernon Rockcastle Academy For Academic Ach Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 25 students
    5.9 miles
    955 W Main St
    Mount Vernon, KY 40456
    (606) 256-3846
    5.9 7-12 25
  • Mount Vernon Rockcastle County Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 616 students
    5.9 miles
    945 W Main St
    Mount Vernon, KY 40456
    (606) 256-5118
    5.9 6-8 616
  • Mount Vernon Mt. Vernon Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 657 students
    6.2 miles
    530 Williams St
    Mount Vernon, KY 40456
    (606) 256-2953
    6.2 PK-5 657

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