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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  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-
Fern Creek High School is an above average, public school located in Louisville, KY. It has 1,585 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
9115 Fern Creek Road
Louisville, KY 40291
Telephone
(502) 485-8251

Fern Creek High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
9 responses
Average ACT
22
192 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,881
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Proms
    22%
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    21%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Homecoming weeks
    14%
  • My favorite school event is Homecoming dance.
    8%
  • Spirit paw
    7%
  • Any sports game
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,585
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,488
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,451/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Fern Creek High School Reviews

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I loved Fern Creek, there is no other high school I would have rather gone to. The environment is/was awesome. Without the teachers I was lucky enough to have, college would have been much more difficult to pursue. The only change I would like to see in Fern Creek is more student involvement outside of the building!
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Fern creek high school is a diverse, welcoming school that is driven to preparing its students for college or their careers. Fern creek is the first school in JCPS to initiate the Ivy Plus Program. This program is dedicated to bridging the gap between low income students and prestigious/ivy league schools. Just this year, we accumulated over 12 million dollars in scholarships. The teachers and staff in this school spend countless hours working with their students so that they may reach their goals. A staff that truly cares about their students is essential to success. This is what Fern Creek can offer.
Communication lacks with teachers and parents and sometimes students. Also my freshman year there was a shooting during school the lack of readiness was noticeable. This should have been more prepared. My older brothers also went there always under lockdown. My mom said she always saw the kids who had cut sneaking back when the end of day bell rang and mixed in. We talked about things that could be done to better security there. The school would have been much beteer had the students felt safer instead of always hearing or reading non social media all the things being told that would happen there it triggered major panic attacks with me