Whitesburg Middle School

366 Park St
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Whitesburg Middle School serves 188 students in grades 6-8.
Whitesburg Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Whitesburg Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Whitesburg Middle School's student population of 188 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
188 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Whitesburg Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Whitesburg Middle School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#357 out of 1230 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
97%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whitesburg Middle School's ranking?
Whitesburg Middle School is ranked #357 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
How many students attend Whitesburg Middle School?
188 students attend Whitesburg Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of Whitesburg Middle School students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whitesburg Middle School?
Whitesburg Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Whitesburg Middle School offer ?
Whitesburg Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Whitesburg Middle School part of?
Whitesburg Middle School is part of Letcher County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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