Paducah school information

IndexPaducahKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores39%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools211,15779,221
Total private schools629824,874
Total post-secondary schools31307,963
The Paducah, KY educational system consists of 21 public schools, 6 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Paducah public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 17% lower than than the Kentucky average and 20% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Paducah public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.7% have completed high school, 23.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Paducah are 20% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Paducah.
  • 82.8% of people in Paducah have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.7% of people in Paducah have completed high school.
  • 23.6% of people in Paducah have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Paducah

IndexPaducahKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade82.8%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school79.7%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college57.1%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.1%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.6%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters9.4%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%0.9%1.3%

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Paducah, KY25,01039%20%

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Source: The Paducah, KY education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.