Louisville school information

IndexLouisvilleKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores40%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools1621,15779,221
Total private schools9829824,874
Total post-secondary schools271307,963
The Louisville, KY educational system consists of 162 public schools, 98 private schools and 27 post-secondary schools. Louisville public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 16% lower than than the Kentucky average and 19% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Louisville public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.1% have completed high school, 28.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Louisville are 19% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 162 public schools in Louisville.
  • 83.7% of people in Louisville have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.1% of people in Louisville have completed high school.
  • 28.3% of people in Louisville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Louisville

IndexLouisvilleKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade83.7%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school82.1%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.0%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.1%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.3%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.6%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Prospect, KY4,78976%53%
Hurstbourne, KY4,34373%47%
Goshen, KY1,01272%45%
Charlestown, IN7,99071%43%
Indian Hills, KY2,95371%43%
Louisville, KY611,57340%19%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oklahoma City, OK620,01561%25%
Portland, OR620,58951%3%
Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%
Milwaukee, WI598,67221%57%
Nashville, TN643,77143%12%
Louisville, KY611,57340%19%
Source: The Louisville, 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.