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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jessamine County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Nicholasville, KY. It has 8,194 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
871 Wilmore Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Telephone
(859) 885-4179
Website

Jessamine County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1300
22 responses
Average ACT
25
322 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,194
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,163
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$90,733,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,271/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%

Jessamine County Public Schools Reviews

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Jessamine County has expanded largely to include a West and East district, both with their own respective middle and high school, around 4 elementary schools, and one vocational option.
Amongst high schools, both West and East have their positives and negatives. West is more well known for their academics whereas East is better for their sports. However, students do have the option to attend both in the latter years of high school.
JCTC is a vocational school for both West and East students and is also the most well-liked out of all the options. Here, students can attend career specific courses (ex. Business/Marketing, Agriculture, Health Science, etc.) in a more relaxed yet hands-on setting.
A lot of effort is being put in to better all schools in the district, particularly the way "pathways" are set up. Kentucky requires students to complete a pathway in order to graduate and the county is continuously expanding their options to include such things as mechanics or military.
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Jessamine County Schools don't offer major clubs,and the ones that they do don't have regular meeting are participate in any other activities outside of the school. Schools within Jessamine county do not prepare their students for life after graduation. The grading system (standards based grading) allows multiple retakes and does not teaches students the importance of studying or working hard to get a good grade the first time. This is one of the main reasons students who graduate from here do not do well in college.
There are many amazing teachers that work in this district. Some sports teams could be treated better with funding and facilities given to practice in. I participated in wrestling, the funding for this sport was very poor they are very hesitant to introduce new sports and clubs in this district.