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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Fayette County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Lexington, KY. It has 40,822 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
701 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40502
Telephone
(859) 381-4100
Website

Fayette County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1310
231 responses
Average ACT
26
1,515 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
40,822
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,957
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$514,755,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,124/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Fayette County Public Schools Reviews

71 reviews
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I loved my experience learning through Fayette County Public Schools. My school environments each felt like a community not only with my peers, but also with my teachers. They stay true to their slogan, "It's about kids.” I felt safe in my learning space and challenged in my classes. I feel that FCPS provides students with the most passionate and supportive teachers that strive to give us every special opportunity possible. I am very involved in any club/activity possible and there are plenty of options of any interest. These may range from student council, beta club, sign language club, and many more! This shows this county's dedication to teaching leadership, service, and providing opportunities to learn after the school day ends! There are various resources available through our library and knowledgeable teachers so that we may research, study, and become the best intellectuals that we can be. Through FCPS I have every resource I need to be successful in my future endeavors.
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Fayette County Public Schools are great! We are blessed to live in this county. Our Superintendent Emmanuel 'Manny' Caulk is awesome. His core values great: Students come first; Victory is in the classroom; Leadership, capacity building, and collaboration for results are keys to success; and Families are our partners.
Fayette County is a great community, and working together to improve morale and rebuild relationships. We have everything we need here in Fayette County to make our mission a reality – talented students, dedicated employees, caring families, and supportive community members.
I love having the opportunity to grow up and learn in the Fayette County Public School system. I have lived in Lexington since second grade; attending Lansdowne Elementary, Southern Middle School, and now STEAM Academy. I have a few memorable teachers from each school and they have each has a huge impact on my education and character. STEAM Academy is one the best programs in the nation because it offers high school students an opportunity to earn college credit (for free), receive a variety of internship experiences, and it is very advanced with technology. I feel that I have accomplished so much from attending STEAM Academy since my freshman year. With everything that I have experienced in this school district, I can say that I am prepared and so excited to be moving on to college. I am one step closer to my dreams of obtaining my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree!