About JCPS

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is a leading urban school district that provides high-quality education for nearly 97,000 students. JCPS is Kentucky's largest school district. One in every seven students in Kentucky attends school at JCPS.

Parents can choose the school and the programs that best meet their child's needs and match their learning style. From preschool to adult education, JCPS is known for educational innovation, dedication to students, and highly qualified teachers and administrators.


All Jefferson County Public Schools students graduate prepared, empowered, and inspired to reach their full potential and contribute as thoughtful, responsible citizens of our diverse, shared world.


To challenge and engage each learner to grow through effective teaching and meaningful experiences within caring, supportive environments


JCPS administrators strive to make comprehensive information available to the public so that students, parents, and other community members can monitor the school district's operations and progress, including its academic and financial performance.

Three Pillars Backpack of Success Skills, Racial Equity, Culture & Climate

Under Superintendent Marty Pollio’s leadership, all of our schools share an unwavering focus on three key pillars, which collectively are earning JCPS national recognition for our transformative approaches to education.

Our Backpack of Success Skills, for example, launched during the 2018-19 school year and already we are seeing students at every level engage in more meaningful learning experiences through the initiative. Developed exclusively for JCPS on Google Drive, this digital platform is not only providing students with a deeper understanding of math and literacy—but it’s also preparing them to be good communicators, problem solvers, collaborators and more.

JCPS is committed to ensuring all students have access to the same quality programs and academic experiences. That’s why we’re elevating our focus on equity by implementing the newly adopted racial equity policy. This transformative policy was created to address the needs of students traditionally underserved and ensure that our own workforce is as diverse as the community we serve.  

We’re continuing Superintendent Pollio’s laser-focus on a healthy and positive school climate and culture so that all students and staff feel a true sense of belonging. We know that the attitudes, beliefs and actions of adults in a school can impact student learning. From bringing teachers and school leaders together to finding ways to connect students and families to our schools, we are establishing excellence across all levels of JCPS.

Focus Areas & Goals

Leadership & Organization

JCPS strongly emphasizes providing students with a quality education that prepares them for success in college and their future careers. To achieve this, the district is organized into multiple divisions and departments that work together to create a cohesive and collaborative environment.

Each division and department has a specific focus that promotes collaboration among staff members and helps to sharpen the district's overall focus.

Additionally, this approach helps ensure that all students receive a well-rounded education that meets their specific needs and prepares them for a successful future. Whether it's through academic programs, extracurricular activities, or other initiatives, JCPS employees are committed to helping every student reach their full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions