Kentucky State Information

Where Kentucky Ranks
Kentucky National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,296 $7,734 36
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 20.8 21.2 28
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $28,886 $29,564 26
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $38,486 $45,771 37
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 68 %71 % 35
  • Black
  • 57 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 71 %78 %
    National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) 2005 Reading Exam
    NAEP 2005 Math Exam
    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Steve Beshear (D)
    Commissioner of Education: <"http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Commissioner+of+Education/">Dr. Jon Draud
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 663,885
    No. of Districts: 176
    No. of Public Schools: 1,370
    No. of Public School Teachers: 41,201
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $4.4 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 73.6 % Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 65.7%
    Students With Disabilities: 15.6%
    English-Language Learners: 1%

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