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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Knox Central High School is a public school located in Barbourville, KY. It has 831 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Knox Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
155 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$45,536
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$624
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Ball games
    37%
  • Prom
    32%
  • Snow Ball Dance
    32%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
831
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,238
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,234/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Knox Central High School Reviews

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Jeff Frost has no idea how to run a high school! He is implementing elementary programs at KC. There is absolutely no school spirit and yes you guessed it special treatment for athletes. You might read this and say that this kid is a trouble maker you wont believe him.I graduated with a 3.8 GPA was a 4 year athlete, graduated with honors, and got a free tuition scholarship . Knox Central will not prepare you for the future the only thing they will prepare you for is failure and a test here and there!
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For a small town high school, everything is to be expected. Because we all know each other and grew up together, we all have a bond like no other. KC will always hold a special little place in my heart and I will forever have panther pride!
Knox central is a unique school, with a lot of different types of people. The teachers for the most part are determined to help you make it to college, and prepare for your future outside of high school. One thing I will say is they are understaffed, with classes being to big for the teacher to be able to help everyone. Even though the teachers can't really help every student they have, they still try their best to do everything they can.