Kentucky Commissioner of Education :Dr. Terry Holliday
Length of School Year: A minimum of 175 school days is required by Kentucky state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 174 public school districts in Kentucky.
Number of Public Schools: There are 1565 public schools in Kentucky. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 680,089 public school students in Kentucky. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 41,981 public school teachers in Kentucky.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 0 charter schools in Kentucky.
Per Pupil Spending: Kentucky spends $8,836 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Kentucky is 16.2 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 83.5% of schools in Kentucky are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 15.6% of students in Kentucky are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 2.1% of students in Kentucky are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 54.7% of student in Kentucky schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.1%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 79.9% of all students entering high school in Kentucky graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 191 students per 1000 in Kentucky had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 282 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Kentucky. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 269 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Kentucky. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 60.9% of students in Kentucky go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 380 private schools in Kentucky.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 76,134 private school students in Kentucky.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Kentucky was $48,226.67 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of Kentucky negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Kentucky provided by the Fayette County Public School District.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info