Whitley County High School

  • Whitley County High School serves 1,082 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Whitley 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 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23%.

School Overview

  • Whitley County High School's student population of 1,082 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,082 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Whitley County High School
Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Whitley County High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Whitley County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,258 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitley County High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#723 out of 1258 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whitley County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whitley County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Whitley County High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
6%
White
98%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Whitley County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whitley County High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.040.39
This chart display the diversity score of Whitley County High School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Whitley County High School and public school graduation rate of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whitley County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whitley County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWhitley County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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