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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  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 100,627 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
3332 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40218
Telephone
(502) 485-3011

Jefferson County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1250
328 responses
Average ACT
24
4,051 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
100,627
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,488
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,243,108,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,451/ 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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Jefferson County has a fairly okay school system. Of course, there are great schools, and not so great schools. However, the teachers truly care about the children they teach. Some schools enforce the curriculum and other schools give simple work, and the students receive an easy grade. The JCPS lunch is ridiculously bad. As now a young adult, I remember all my classmates complaining about the food, and the children who came from higher class families, brought nice lunches from home. That was a hard situation for children from less fortunate families. I believe JCPS could put more into the lunches. On the other note, the staff is truly wonderful and places their students first. Most of the staff, faculty, etc., care about the well being of all students that walk into their schools. That is a great feeling to have as a youth.
I’ve been in Jefferson County Public schools all my life. When I was younger, I used to ignore the problems, too focused with playing sharks and minnows and tag. But now, as a Senior, I’ve realized we need change. The food is nearly inedible and loaded with proccessed and packaged food and carbs and sugar. Especially since many high school students don’t do sports and we don’t have recess, it’s just not a healthy option. Many students are middle class or lower and frankly, they are struggling as college comes around the corner. We need hell & our counselors to notice us and guide us through these next few challenging months. Other than those issues, JCPS will forever be my district and I want to be more proud when it’s my kids turn.