Prestonsburg school information

IndexPrestonsburgKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores49%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:116:116:1
Total public schools61,15779,221
Total private schoolsn/a29824,874
Total post-secondary schools21307,963
The Prestonsburg, KY educational system consists of 6 public schools, n/a private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Prestonsburg public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 4% higher than than the Kentucky average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Prestonsburg public schools is 19:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.5% have completed high school, 25.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Prestonsburg are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Prestonsburg.
  • 81.9% of people in Prestonsburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.5% of people in Prestonsburg have completed high school.
  • 25.1% of people in Prestonsburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Prestonsburg

IndexPrestonsburgKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade81.9%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school74.5%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college48.9%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.1%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.1%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.4%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Prestonsburg (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Prestonsburg, 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.