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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Jefferson County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Louisville, KY. It has 97,936 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Jefferson County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1230
593 responses
Average ACT
24
6,040 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
97,936
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,657/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$30,195
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$525
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700

Jefferson County Public Schools Reviews

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The main thing I like about JCPS is that the environment of the schools and just the care of the teachers and staff is unbelievable! Being in JCPS, you will always know that someone cares about you and no matter what, you always have help even outside of school hours. The care that they give for their students is just honestly exceptional! They go the mile and way more to make sure their students succeed. Everyone is basically just like a big family here. One thing that I would like to see change in the future of JCPS is the teacher appreciation. I feel that lots of the students do not appreciate how much our teachers and faculty do and sacrifice for us and that is something that I really hope to see change in the future. Our teachers deserve so much appreciation that they do not receive from us students sometimes.
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I have been attending school in Jefferson County since Preschool and it's hasn't been the best experience but just lke any other district, it has some room for improvement. For instance, I feel as through the district could do a better job of training our teachers to be more sensitive. There have been multiple instance at my school and those friends of mine have attended , in which they have experienced or seen a teacher handle a situation inapropriately. From having preconceived prejudice opinions about students based upon their race, apperance, and/or test scores. It is not fair to students to spend seven hours a day, five days a week with teachers who refuse to get to know then and treat them as objects rather than individuals. I believe this is the Most important thing Jefferson County can and should improve on.
My school is exceptional at promoting inclusion and adversity. We have several different clubs and extracurriculars that better enhance our high school experience. I have not failed to see the capacity for care at my school as well as acceptance. Even now we have feminine care products in our bathrooms because our school acknowledges the fact that this is a need and not a right. I go to a very wealthy school in this county but it doesn't seem like its that way when I go to school. We have college fairs, financial aid talks, military enrollment opportunities, and even trade schools offered to us so that we have a better future. Also, the school counselors are excellent at least mine is I can go talk to him about anything and he completely understands. The only bad thing about my school is that there is not enough community involvement and many of my classmates don't know each other. They can accept each other for who everyone wants to be but they generally don't know that person.