JCPS Facts

District Profile

  • Largest school system in Kentucky 
  • 27th largest school system in U.S.
  • 81 percent of all children in Louisville/Jefferson County attend Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). 
  • Four JCPS schools are in Kentucky’s Top 10 schools on the 2015 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) assessments.
  • JCPS has 406 of Kentucky’s 1,826 teachers with National Board Certification (22 percent).
  • JCPS offers 18 magnet schools and 52 magnet programs at all levels.
  • 172 schools
  • 6,400 teachers
  • 84 percent of teachers with a master’s degree
  • 41,000 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 2015:
    —All students—5.7 percent increase
    —African-American students—4.8 percent increase
    —Exceptional Child Education students—3.2 percent increase
    —Free or Reduced Price Meals-eligible students—6.2 percent increase
    —Hispanic—5.4 percent increase
    —Limited English Proficient—3.1percent increase
  • 53 of Kentucky’s 223 are National Merit Scholars. 
  • 100,600 students
  • 70,000 bus riders
  • 12,400 ECE students
  • 123 languages spoken by JCPS students
  • 64 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.