Best High Schools
in Kentucky

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

duPont Manual High School

120 WEST LEE ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40208

#2

South Oldham High School

5901 VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PKY, CRESTWOOD, KY 40014

#3

Ballard High School

6000 BROWNSBORO RD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40222

#4

Brown School

546 SOUTH 1ST ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

#5

Eastern High

12400 OLD SHELBYVILLE RD, MIDDLETOWN, KY 40243

#6

Beechwood High School

54 BEECHWOOD RD, FORT MITCHELL, KY 41017

#7

Louisville Male High School

4409 PRESTON HWY, LOUISVILLE, KY 40213

#8

West Jessamine High School

2101 WILMORE RD, NICHOLASVILLE, KY 40356

#9

Larry A. Ryle High School

10379 US 42, UNION, KY 41091

#10

Atherton High School

3000 DUNDEE RD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205

KY by the Numbers
Districts 169
High Schools 230
Full-Time Teachers 11,680
Students Enrolled 194,126

Featured Districts

Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky

The Jefferson County Public Schools include 21 high schools that serve 26,898 students.

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There are five high schools among the Fayette County Public Schools, serving 9,888 students.