Public Schools in Kentucky

There are 1779 Public Schools in Kentucky, serving a population of 4,424,376 people in an area of 39,475 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 2,487 people, and 1 Public School per 22 square miles.

The state of Kentucky is ranked 24th in Public Schools per capita, and 26th in Public Schools per square mile.

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Kentucky Public School Statistics

Find Kentucky Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Kentucky Public School Enrollment
 KentuckyUnited States
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment40,375 (64.8%)2,918,752 (59.0%)
Kindergarten Enrollment47,021 (87.9%)3,579,912 (87.7%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)199,759 (88.1%)14,576,325 (89.6%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)199,134 (87.7%)14,808,792 (89.5%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)199,015 (87.7%)15,337,350 (90.2%)
Kentucky Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 KentuckyUnited States
Less than 9th Grade Education174,998 (5.8%)11,521,575 (5.3%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)254,575 (8.5%)15,426,482 (7.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)991,791 (33.0%)59,265,308 (27.1%)