Best High Schools
in Kentucky

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 62 Kentucky schools made our rankings.View Rankings

Kentucky, which has flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, assesses high school students with end of course assessments in English II, algebra II, biology and U.S. history. High school graduation requirements in Kentucky call for a minimum of 22 credit hours earned, including the completion of a course on visual and performing art. Learn more from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Among the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools in Kentucky, there are five gold medal schools, 23 silver medal schools and 34 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

duPont Manual High School

120 WEST LEE ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40208

#2

North Oldham High School

1815 SOUTH HWY 1793, GOSHEN, KY 40026

#3

Highlands High School

2400 MEMORIAL PARKWAY, FORT THOMAS, KY 41075

#4

South Oldham High School

5901 VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY, CRESTWOOD, KY 40014

#5

Beechwood High School

54 BEECHWOOD RD, FORT MITCHELL, KY 41017

#6

Brown School

546 SOUTH FIRST ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

#7

Atherton High School

3000 DUNDEE RD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205

#8

Woodford County High School

180 FRANKFORT ST, VERSAILLES, KY 40383

#9

Louisville Male High School

4409 PRESTON HWY, LOUISVILLE, KY 40213

#10

Bowling Green High School

1801 ROCKINGHAM LN, BOWLING GREEN, KY 42104

KY by the Numbers
Districts 168
High Schools 264
Full-Time Teachers 12,028
Students Enrolled 198,604

Featured Districts

Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky

The Jefferson County Public Schools include 29 high schools that serve 29,601 students.

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There are 10 high schools among the Fayette County Public Schools, serving 10,331 students.