JCPS Facts

District Profile

  • Largest school system in Kentucky 
  • 30th largest school system in the United States
  • 79 percent of all children in Louisville/Jefferson County attend Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). 
  • JCPS has 16.4 percent of Kentucky teachers with National Board Certification.
  • JCPS offers 60 magnet schools and programs.
  • 165 schools
  • 6,890 teachers
  • 82 percent of teachers have a master’s degree or higher.
  • 23,672 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members

Student Demographics

  • JCPS has 38 Semifinalist National Merit Scholars 
  • 95,600 students
  • 65,000 bus riders
  • 12,358 Exceptional Child Education (ECE) students
  • 139 languages spoken by JCPS students
  • 66.6 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Last revised June 2022