We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 58 Kentucky schools made our rankings. View Rankings
Kentucky, which has flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, assesses high school students with the Kentucky Core Content Test. High school graduation requirements in Kentucky call for a minimum of 22 credit hours earned, including the completion of Algebra II and a course on visual and performing art. Learn more from the Kentucky Department of Education.
Among the U.S. News Best High Schools in Kentucky in 2013, there are four gold medal schools, 16 silver medal schools and 38 bronze medal schools. Kentucky's highest-ranked high school, duPont Manual High School, is located in Louisville, in the Jefferson County Public Schools, roughly 50 miles from the state capital of Frankfort.
Top Ranked KY Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
120 WEST LEE ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40208#2
5901 VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PKY, CRESTWOOD, KY 40014#3
6000 BROWNSBORO RD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40222#4
546 SOUTH 1ST ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202#5
12400 OLD SHELBYVILLE RD, MIDDLETOWN, KY 40243#6
54 BEECHWOOD RD, FORT MITCHELL, KY 41017#7
4409 PRESTON HWY, LOUISVILLE, KY 40213#8
2101 WILMORE RD, NICHOLASVILLE, KY 40356#9
10379 US 42, UNION, KY 41091#10
3000 DUNDEE RD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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KY by the Numbers
Districts 169 High Schools 230 Full-Time Teachers 11,680 Students Enrolled 194,126
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The Jefferson County Public Schools include 21 high schools that serve 26,898 students.
There are five high schools among the Fayette County Public Schools, serving 9,888 students.
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