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State of Kentucky Summary

There are 176 districts, 1,565 public schools, and charter schools in Kentucky serving 681,987 students. Financially the state of Kentucky spends approximately $10,389 per student. There are 41,860 full-time teachers receiving a total of $2,580,066,539 in salaries and $866,874,530 in total benefits. 318,610 students receive a free lunch and 49,745 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 176
Total Schools: 1,565
Charter Schools:
Full-time Teachers: 41,860
Total Students: 681,987
LEP / ELL Students: 16,879
IEP Students: 102,370
Freshman Graduation Rate: 80%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 318,610
Reduced Lunch: 49,745
Revenue Per Student: $10,389
Salaries: $2,580,066,539
Employee Benefits: $866,874,530

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Kentucky Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 43.90%
Grade 4 Reading 48.80%
Elementary School Science 68.40%
Grade 8 Math 45.00%
Grade 8 Reading 52.40%
Middle School Science 61.20%
High School Math 36.00%
High School Reading 55.80%
High School Science 36.30%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.