Welcome to the Kentucky Department of Education’s public one-stop-shop for education data. Similar to a school open house, we invite you to visit and look around. Kentucky’s publicly available education data are just a click away within this site. All data are aggregated to protect student privacy. If you don’t find what you need, information on how to request data is available here.

Kentucky Schools and Districts

Find information on Kentucky’s 173 schools and districts, including location and contact information.

School Report Card

The School, District and State Report Cards provide detailed information on demographics, test performance, accountability, teacher qualifications, student safety, parent involvement and much more.

Kentucky Education Facts
  • Number of school districts: 173

    Number of public schools [2013-14]: 1,233

    Average teacher salary [2013-14]: $51,100

    Number of public school student membership [2013-14]: 654,289

    Average per-pupil expenditures per pupil [2012-13]: $12,874

    State 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate [2013-14]: 87.4%

    State Dropout Rate - Grades 9-12 [2012-13]: 1.7%

  • State Attendance Rate [2012-13]: 94.6%

    State Retention Rate [2012-13]: 2.1%

    Total number of full time equivalent teachers (not including administrators, guidance counselors, media specialists or resource teachers) [2013-14]: 41,725

Systems Launchpad

Kentucky’s data systems collect a variety of information at the student, school and district levels that is used to support instruction, continuous improvement, district operations and for state and federal reporting. The Systems Launchpad provides authorized access to the Kentucky Department of Education’s various data systems as well as supporting documents and information.

What's New

10/03/2014 – 2013-14 School Report Card released; shows schools/districts improved in third year of unbridled learning assessments and accountability. See news release here for more information; briefing packet available here.

2/17/14 – Overall student performance on EXPLORE and PLAN tests remained relatively unchanged in 2013, according to data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education. See news release for more information.

1/30/14 – Half of incoming kindergarten students ready to succeed in school. Governor Steve Beshear announced today that 49 percent of students started kindergarten this school year ready to learn and succeed. See news release for more information.

Supplemental Data
  • Accountability
  • Assessment
  • Learning Environment
  • Program Review
  • School Finance

Here you can find data made available after the annual School Report Card release or data not included in the School Report Card.