1701 Frankfort Rd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Shelby County High School serves 982 students in grades 9-12.
Shelby 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 25% (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 42% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 982 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Shelby County High School's student population of 982 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
982 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Shelby 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 Shelby County High School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1069 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
19%
8%
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Black
7%
11%
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White
69%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Graduation Rate
90%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Shelby County High School often compared to?

Shelby County High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Martha Layne Collins High School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% KY state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 56% KY state average).

What is the graduation rate of Shelby County High School?

The graduation rate of Shelby County High School is 90%, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 90%.

How many students attend Shelby County High School?

982 students attend Shelby County High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

69% of Shelby County High School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Shelby County High School?

Shelby County High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Shelby County High School offer ?

Shelby County High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Shelby County High School part of?

Shelby County High School is part of Shelby County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 982 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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