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Teaching Schools in Kentucky Districts

Kentucky has more than 137 school districts, from Adair county County's to Woodford county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Kentucky. Don't miss our report on Kentucky Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Adair CountyAdair County Adair 2,689 171 $23,056,000
Allen CountyAllen County Allen 3,071 184 $25,483,000
Muhlenberg County Muhlenberg County Muhlenberg 5,023 296 $53,926,000
Anderson CountyAnderson County Anderson 3,811 221 $31,969,000
Ashland IndependentAshland Independent Boyd 3,265 208 $28,602,000
Ballard CountyBallard County Ballard 1,371 83 $12,681,000
Bardstown IndependentBardstown Independent Nelson 2,778 155 $25,196,000
Barren CountyBarren County Barren 5,101 301 $44,389,000
Bath CountyBath County Bath 2,135 138 $17,747,000
Beechwood IndependentBeechwood Independent Kenton 1,352 83 $10,586,000
Bell CountyBell County Bell 2,989 186 $27,783,000
Berea IndependentBerea Independent Madison 1,144 78 $11,335,000
Boone CountyBoone County Boone 20,523 1224 $167,899,000
Bourbon CountyBourbon County Bourbon 2,960 178 $26,189,000
Bowling Green IndependentBowling Green Independent Warren 4,100 272 $38,330,000
Boyd CountyBoyd County Boyd 3,331 225 $31,513,000
Boyle CountyBoyle County Boyle 2,733 174 $21,485,000
Bracken CountyBracken County Bracken 1,305 73 $9,880,000
Breathitt CountyBreathitt County Breathitt 2,031 123 $21,620,000
Breckinridge CountyBreckinridge County Breckinridge 2,835 166 $26,269,000
Bullitt CountyBullitt County Bullitt 13,381 772 $104,179,000
Butler CountyButler County Butler 2,216 131 $18,384,000
Caldwell CountyCaldwell County Caldwell 2,060 116 $16,819,000
Calloway CountyCalloway County Calloway 3,215 189 $28,876,000
Campbell CountyCampbell County Campbell 4,916 292 $44,360,000
Campbellsville IndependentCampbellsville Independent Taylor 1,192 81 $11,342,000
Carroll County Carroll County Carroll 2,084 124 $22,111,000
Carter County Carter County Carter 4,669 294 $41,634,000
Casey County Casey County Casey 2,339 145 $21,510,000
Christian County Christian County Christian 8,990 543 $84,301,000
Clark County Clark County Clark 5,548 353 $48,758,000
Clay County Clay County Clay 3,372 243 $35,270,000
Clinton County Clinton County Clinton 1,773 113 $17,200,000
Corbin Independent Corbin Independent Whitley 3,127 175 $22,970,000
Covington Independent Covington Independent Kenton 4,118 285 $46,716,000
Crittenden County Crittenden County Crittenden 1,419 77 $11,301,000
Danville Independent Danville Independent Boyle 1,869 126 $20,786,000
Daviess County Daviess County Daviess 11,814 679 $102,869,000
Edmonson County Edmonson County Edmonson 1,959 117 $17,255,000
Elizabethtown Independent Elizabethtown Independent Hardin 2,464 160 $21,170,000
Elliott County Elliott County Elliott 1,064 74 $9,965,000
Erlanger-elsmere Independent Erlanger-elsmere Independent Kenton 2,400 153 $21,275,000
Estill County Estill County Estill 2,518 146 $22,750,000
Fayette County Fayette County Fayette 40,837 2791 $436,624,000
Fleming County Fleming County Fleming 2,327 133 $20,419,000
Floyd County Floyd County Floyd 6,052 388 $60,016,000
Franklin County Franklin County Franklin 6,362 376 $53,626,000
Fort Thomas Independent Fort Thomas Independent Campbell 3,071 171 $25,239,000
Gallatin County Gallatin County Gallatin 1,731 101 $15,337,000
Garrard County Garrard County Garrard 2,701 168 $23,224,000
Glasgow Independent Glasgow Independent Calloway 2,345 150 $19,180,000
Grant County Grant County Grant 3,917 224 $32,600,000
Graves County Graves County Graves 4,532 263 $38,301,000
Grayson County Grayson County Grayson 4,421 270 $36,645,000
Green County Green County Green 1,663 105 $16,311,000
Greenup County Greenup County Greenup 2,940 168 $25,769,000
Hancock County Hancock County Hancock 1,693 102 $15,896,000
Hardin County Hardin County Hardin 14,719 870 $128,146,000
Harlan County Harlan County Harlan 4,135 257 $37,553,000
Harrison County Harrison County Harrison 3,001 180 $25,552,000
Hart County Hart County Hart 2,377 164 $23,307,000
Henderson County Henderson County Henderson 7,587 461 $72,977,000
Henry County Henry County Henry 2,225 129 $18,733,000
Hopkins County Hopkins County Hopkins 7,069 460 $63,515,000
Jackson County Jackson County Jackson 2,337 154 $22,639,000
Jefferson County Jefferson County Jefferson 100,431 6043 $1,134,909,000
Jessamine County Jessamine County Jessamine 8,200 511 $69,862,000
Johnson County Johnson County Johnson 3,765 237 $34,783,000
Kenton County Kenton County Kenton 14,496 797 $123,044,000
Knott County Knott County Knott 2,414 153 $25,430,000
Knox County Knox County Knox 4,680 333 $45,571,000
Larue County Larue County Larue 2,383 150 $21,398,000
Laurel County Laurel County Laurel 9,336 536 $76,760,000
Lawrence County Lawrence County Lawrence 2,638 168 $22,501,000
Leslie County Leslie County Leslie 1,820 109 $18,594,000
Letcher County Letcher County Letcher 3,198 211 $31,067,000
Lewis County Lewis County Lewis 2,283 147 $20,860,000
Lincoln County Lincoln County Lincoln 3,944 251 $36,553,000
Livingston County Livingston County Livingston 1,258 83 $12,570,000
Logan County Logan County Logan 3,576 226 $30,751,000
Madison County Madison County Madison 11,831 671 $90,252,000
Magoffin County Magoffin County Magoffin 2,184 145 $21,611,000
Marion County Marion County Marion 3,255 193 $29,166,000
Marshall County Marshall County Marshall 4,902 287 $41,872,000
Martin County Martin County Martin 2,092 138 $21,044,000
Mason County Mason County Mason 2,838 166 $25,091,000
Mayfield Independent Mayfield Independent Graves 1,865 114 $16,604,000
Mccracken County Mccracken County Mccracken 7,076 403 $58,858,000
Mccreary County Mccreary County Mccreary 2,958 180 $28,812,000
Mclean County Mclean County Mclean 1,674 110 $14,705,000
Meade County Meade County Meade 4,982 265 $40,623,000
Menifee County Menifee County Menifee 1,011 63 $10,194,000
Mercer County Mercer County Mercer 2,882 183 $26,851,000
Metcalfe County Metcalfe County Metcalfe 1,660 102 $16,400,000
Middlesboro Independent Middlesboro Independent Bell 1,337 80 $12,067,000
Monroe County Monroe County Monroe 1,853 118 $19,143,000
Montgomery County Montgomery County Montgomery 4,890 312 $41,894,000
Morgan County Morgan County Morgan 2,030 117 $19,120,000
Murray Independent Murray Independent Calloway 1,727 105 $15,379,000
Nelson County Nelson County Nelson 4,757 268 $40,549,000
Newport Independent Newport Independent Campbell 1,739 136 $21,134,000
Nicholas County Nicholas County Nicholas 1,184 68 $9,615,000
Ohio County Ohio County Ohio 4,348 249 $34,951,000
Oldham County Oldham County Oldham 12,294 688 $99,578,000
Owen County Owen County Owen 1,981 108 $15,750,000
Owensboro Independent Owensboro Independent Daviess 5,150 323 $46,296,000
Paducah Independent Paducah Independent Mccracken 3,151 203 $31,446,000
Pendleton County Pendleton County Pendleton 2,469 139 $21,919,000
Perry County Perry County Perry 4,235 248 $40,571,000
Pike County Pike County Pike 9,050 530 $90,244,000
Pikeville Independent Pikeville Independent Pike 1,253 79 $11,924,000
Powell County Powell County Powell 2,450 150 $22,357,000
Pulaski County Pulaski County Pulaski 8,425 481 $69,668,000
Raceland-worthington IndependentRaceland-worthington Independent Greenup 1,052 64 $8,646,000
Rockcastle County Rockcastle County Rockcastle 2,859 188 $26,158,000
Rowan County Rowan County Rowan 3,256 184 $28,379,000
Russell Independent Russell Independent Greenup 2,258 129 $18,599,000
Russell County Russell County Russell 3,014 190 $26,891,000
Russellville Independent Russellville Independent Logan 1,032 66 $10,576,000
Scott County Scott County Scott 9,069 509 $70,738,000
Shelby County Shelby County Shelby 6,999 432 $64,085,000
Simpson County Simpson County Simpson 3,037 181 $26,118,000
Somerset Independent Somerset Independent Pulaski 1,660 108 $13,863,000
Spencer County Spencer County Spencer 2,961 161 $23,164,000
Taylor County Taylor County Taylor 2,642 149 $22,345,000
Todd County Todd County Todd 2,109 120 $18,793,000
Trigg County Trigg County Trigg 2,049 121 $19,169,000
Trimble County Trimble County Trimble 1,402 81 $13,393,000
Union County Union County Union 2,261 144 $22,554,000
Walton-vero IndependentWalton-vero Independent Boone 1,652 100 $14,350,000
Warren County Warren County Warren 15,066 931 $114,337,000
Washington County Washington County Washington 1,731 103 $15,046,000
Wayne County Wayne County Wayne 3,407 204 $31,290,000
Webster County Webster County Webster 2,315 126 $18,904,000
Whitley County Whitley County Whitley 4,490 303 $43,455,000
Wolfe County Wolfe County Wolfe 1,326 88 $13,429,000
Woodford County Woodford County Woodford 4,159 234 $35,976,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp