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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Henderson County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Henderson, KY. It has 7,437 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
1805 Second St
Henderson, KY 42420
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Henderson County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1270
18 responses
Average ACT
25
299 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,437
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,952
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,180/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$38,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$661
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,100
National
$184,700

Henderson County Public Schools Reviews

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I enjoyed the atmosphere at football and basketball games, along with a few kind staff. However, Henderson county schools seem to be understaffed, unorganized, and corrupt. The teachers would daily express their disdain for the school system. The popular and rich students that attended the schools would receive special treatment and wouldn't get into nearly as much trouble as someone else who committed the same offense. Many teachers would also show favoritism for the popular/rich students. Also, on many occasions the school food would come with hairs in them, or be cold when meant to be cooked, etc. In addition, the dress code at Henderson county high school was extremely outdated and conservative. For example, girls aren't allowed to wear shirts with sleeves that don't come down past the shoulder and allowed to wear leggings. However, male students have little rules when it comes to dress code. Henderson county public school system needs to get its priorities in order!
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I would like to see the transition period between classes change. Maybe considering another high school in the area, because there are too many students in that school. Or make something like 2 wings or add to the school for more space. Also the security is not great.
I would also like tot see a difference in the coaching staffs. There are many students that will not go out for sports because the coaches are too involved with parents and politics, not giving everyone the same opportunity.
Henderson County High School was a new experience for me. I started at Henderson county half way through my senior year. I moved states and started at a new school with no friends. Transferring was quite a change but everyone was very welcoming and made me feel very involved and accepted. Even though moving was very stressful the staff and students welcomed me and made me feel at home. I appreciated everything all the students and staff did for me and the encouragement and support that everyone granted me. Even though I was only at the school for a semester I feel as if I was integrated into the school and was apart of the school.