Lexington-Fayette school information

Average Test Scores49%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools631,15779,221
Total private schoolsn/a29824,874
Total post-secondary schools131307,963
The Lexington-Fayette, KY educational system consists of 63 public schools, n/a private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Lexington-Fayette public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 3% higher than than the Kentucky average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lexington-Fayette public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.7% have completed high school, 41.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lexington-Fayette are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately 63 public schools in Lexington-Fayette.
  • 87.0% of people in Lexington-Fayette have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.7% of people in Lexington-Fayette have completed high school.
  • 41.4% of people in Lexington-Fayette have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lexington-Fayette

Completed 8th grade87.0%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school85.7%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college69.3%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.3%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.4%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters17.9%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.5%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.9%0.9%1.3%

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

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Lexington-Fayette, KY311,52949%0%
Source: The Lexington-Fayette, 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.