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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Nelson County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Bardstown, KY. It has 4,699 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
About Nelson County Public Schools...
Address
288 Wildcat Ln
Bardstown, KY 40004
Telephone
(502) 349-7000

Nelson County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
990
9 responses
Average ACT
25
304 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,699
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,300
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$45,883,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,602/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    7%

Nelson County Public Schools Reviews

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Throughout my time within the Nelson County School System, I had little to no issues. Nearly all of the teachers in the district are quality and add value to their students. During high school, I was heavily involved in FFA. This is something that is very strong within the Nelson County School System. Programs like these set students up for a successful future!
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I love Nelson County, I have been attending school here for all four years and it has been awesome. The teachers are great and the classes are fun. I do wish there were more options for classes like a film appreciation class or something cool like that, but I understand. I also wish I were more informed about school opportunities and events. But I still enjoy my time at Nelson County and I think it is a great school. I really fell like the teachers care about the students and that they want what is best for us. That is what matters to me the most. Go NCHS!
I went to St Joseph School for four years. The bullying is terrible. It put me in a bad place. When it was time for me to leave, I decided to go to Nelson County High School for high school. The academics are amazing and the students better. The only complaint I have is there are some fights that break out, but they are handled in a very timely and sophisticated manner. Overall, it is a great school.