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Avg. test scores 24%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 7%
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Louisville school information

IndexLouisvilleKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores36%48%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools1621,15779,221
Total private schools9829824,874
Total post-secondary schools271307,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Louisville are 24% 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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Compare Louisville, KY Schools

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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%

      Louisville, KY School Districts

      • Jefferson County School District

      There are a total of 162 public schools, 98 private schools and 27 post-secondary schools in Louisville. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Louisville, KY schools is 36%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Louisville, KY, an average of 83.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Anchorage, KY2,09186%78.7%
      Goshen, KY1,01274%54.1%
      Prospect, KY4,78973%50.7%
      Crestwood, KY4,76865%35.1%
      Middletown, KY7,77358%20.5%
      Louisville, KY611,57336%24.4%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Las Vegas, NV613,29540%15.9%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,01524%49.2%
      Portland, OR620,58949%1.4%
      Baltimore, MD621,00023%53.0%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67218%62.8%
      Louisville, KY611,57336%24.4%
      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.