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Avg. test scores 50%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 15%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Whitesburg, KY School Districts

      • Letcher County School District

      There are a total of 7 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Whitesburg. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Whitesburg, KY schools is 50%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Whitesburg, KY, an average of 81.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Pound, VA94287%77%
      Wise, VA3,14587%76%
      Appalachia, VA1,84386%74%
      Norton, VA3,97885%72%
      Virgie, KY26558%18%
      Whitesburg, KY2,19650%2%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mackinaw, IL2,19647%5%
      Lyman, WY2,19745%8%
      Bohners Lake, WI2,19565%31%
      Jones Creek, TX2,19572%46%
      Ranchos de Taos, NM2,19718%63%
      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.