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  1. Academics
    B-
  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 99,643 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Jefferson County Public Schools...
Address
3332 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40218
Telephone
(502) 485-3011

Jefferson County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1240
476 responses
Average ACT
24
5,117 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
99,643
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,771
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,243,108,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,905/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    5%

Jefferson County Public Schools Reviews

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I have attended a Jefferson County Public School through all 10 years of my academic career, I believe Jefferson County has it's positive and negative sides. The positive including teacher and student connections, throughout my academic career I believe I have always had good relationships with the teacher which leads children to feel comfortable asking questions and being able to improve or further their learning. The negative including not preparing you for adulthood, most students in my grade can not sign their names in cursive, fill out a check, file their own taxes, etc. Also the amount of paper the school system goes through I believe we should do all assignment electronically to eliminate amount of waste and save more trees!
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Give students the tools and good teachers to prep them for college. It helps students mingle with other cultures and get more involved within their school community. However, I feel at times it’s lacks to give more backgrounds history to African American students about where the come from and the heritage. They do provide great clubs that enables everyone to at least be involved in something. For many traditional high schools I wish they would incorporate more elective classes that teaches the basics about life and what students need to learn in order to achieve everyday basis materials. They should be ready to have a mindset to deal with any obstacles that they come across.
I like how JCPS gives every student equal opportunities no matter their background. I was enrolled in JCPS from kindergarten to my senior year of high school and the only "problem" I could say I had were the snow day issues. There were days that school was cancelled because of a bad prediction and it would result in an extended school year. Other than that I believe JCPS can't do anything wrong. JCPS offers extra curriculars in sports and academics that allow children to find who they are, while strongly encouraging kids to participate.