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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Knox County Public Schools is a public school district located in Barbourville, KY. It has 4,674 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
200 Daniel Boone Dr
Barbourville, KY 40906
Telephone
(606) 546-3157
Website

Knox County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
138 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,674
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,012
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$58,576,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,126/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    7%

Knox County Public Schools Reviews

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They only seem to care about getting money. Student safety is never a concern for them.In the athletics department they only care about the football team.All of the other sports are left to dry.A lot of the facility does not care about the students learning,they are only concerned with there pay check.The food there is almost inedible, lots of kids go hungry because they refuse to eat the slop they are being fed.
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I have been in Knox County Public Schools all of my life, I have found many positive, but also negative things about KCPS. Some of the positive things I would like to address would be: the friendly staff, the no student left behind policy, the free lunches (Although the food isn't too great), and the fact that in the years 2015-16 two schools became a distinguished school. Now some of the negatives I would like to address would be: there's a small bullying problem, many teachers don't rally care for the students, and the Common Core curriculum. Overall I am proud to say that I went to Knox County Public Schools.
Well I started off in middle school and it was utterly awful. I was always a good kid where I came from in Florida but here I got in trouble for being confused one day in class. I hated every day of middle school and I was lucky I only had one year of it until highschool. High-school was completely different though. I loved my high-school experience for all it's ups and downs. I would like to see a more real world experience being taught. Like as if the students were to be expected at a certain age to be more responsible. Also, the middle school needs a new building and revamped disciplinary system.