Whitesburg school information

IndexWhitesburgKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores56%63%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools71,15779,235
Total private schoolsn/a29824,875
Total post-secondary schools11307,965

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  • The average school test scores in Whitesburg are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Whitesburg.
  • 75.4% of people in Whitesburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.7% of people in Whitesburg have completed high school.
  • 21.0% of people in Whitesburg have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Whitesburg

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  • Beckham Bates Elementary School6868 Hwy 7 NGrades: KG - 08Students: 211 · Ratio: 14:152
  • Cowan Elementary School3125 Highway 931 SGrades: KG - 08Students: 451 · Ratio: 17:155
  • Letcher County Area Technology Center185 Circle DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Letcher County Central High School435 Cougar DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 924 · Ratio: 16:139
  • Martha Jane Potter Elementary School55 Kona DriveGrades: KG - 08Students: 40 · Ratio: 16:165
  • West Whitesburg Elementary School330 Park StGrades: PK - 05Students: 467 · Ratio: 17:164
  • Whitesburg Middle School366 Park StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 21 · Ratio: 15:163

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Education level achieved in Whitesburg

IndexWhitesburgKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade75.4%80.0%83.8%
Completed high school68.7%76.6%82.4%
Completed some college42.0%49.7%58.4%
Completed associate degree29.1%29.1%37.2%
Completed bachelors21.0%21.8%29.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.9%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.5%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.6%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wise, VA3,20488%29%
Pound, VA98187%27%
Appalachia, VA1,73283%22%
Norton, VA4,01574%8%
Hindman, KY1,01658%15%
Whitesburg, KY1,83256%17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Victoria, VA1,83275%10%
Alum Creek, WV1,83240%42%
Shannon, MS1,83152%23%
White House Station, NJ1,83189%30%
Forsyth, MT1,83172%6%
Whitesburg, KY1,83256%17%
Source: The Whitesburg, KY education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.