JCPS Facts

District Profile

  • Largest school system in Kentucky 
  • 28th largest school system in the United States
  • 80 percent of all children in Louisville/Jefferson County attend Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). 
  • Three JCPS schools are in Kentucky’s Top 10 schools on the 2016 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) assessments.
  • JCPS has 416 of Kentucky’s 3,292 teachers with National Board Certification.
  • JCPS offers 66 magnet schools and programs.
  • 172 schools
  • 6,600 teachers
  • 85 percent of teachers with a master’s degree
  • 30,000 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members

Student Demographics

  • All JCPS student groups saw increases in the percentage of JCPS students scoring Proficient or Distinguished in reading and math from 2012 to 2016:
    —All students—7.5 percent increase
    —African-American students—6.4 percent increase
    —Exceptional Child Education (ECE) students—4.6 percent increase
    —Free or reduced-price meal-eligible students—8.9 percent increase
    —Hispanic—5.7 percent increase
    —Limited English Proficient (LEP)—2.7 percent increase
  • JCPS has 36 of Kentucky's 223 National Merit Scholars. 
  • 100,900 students
  • 65,000 bus riders
  • 12,300 ECE students
  • 120 languages spoken by JCPS students
  • 62 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.