JCPS Facts

District Profile

  • Largest school system in Kentucky 
  • 29th largest school system in the United States
  • 81 percent of all children in Louisville/Jefferson County attend Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). 
  • JCPS has 432 of Kentucky’s 3,292 teachers with National Board Certification.
  • JCPS offers 66 magnet schools and programs.
  • 169 schools
  • 6,738 teachers
  • 85 percent of teachers have a master’s degree.
  • 27,674 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members

Student Demographics

  • JCPS has 36 Semifinalist National Merit Scholars 
  • 98,361 students
  • 65,000 bus riders
  • 12,393 Exceptional Child Education (ECE) students
  • 125 languages spoken by JCPS students
  • 62 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.