Whitesburg school information

IndexWhitesburgKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores50%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools71,15779,221
Total private schoolsn/a29824,874
Total post-secondary schools11307,963
The Whitesburg, KY educational system consists of 7 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Whitesburg public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 6% higher than than the Kentucky average and 2% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Whitesburg public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.0% have completed high school, 25.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Whitesburg are 2% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Whitesburg.
  • 81.5% of people in Whitesburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.0% of people in Whitesburg have completed high school.
  • 25.8% of people in Whitesburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Whitesburg

IndexWhitesburgKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade81.5%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school78.0%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college55.0%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.7%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.8%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters9.1%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%0.9%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pound, VA94287%77%
Wise, VA3,14587%76%
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Norton, VA3,97885%72%
Virgie, KY26558%18%
Whitesburg, KY2,19650%2%

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Mackinaw, IL2,19647%5%
Bohners Lake, WI2,19565%31%
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Whitesburg, KY2,19650%2%
Source: The Whitesburg, 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.