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JCPS at a Glance

Students: 101,000+
Schools: 172 (89 elementary, 23 middle, 19 high, 2 combined, 39 special)
Teachers: 6,400+
Teachers holding a master’s degree or higher: 84%
Average number of years teaching: 10.8
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership: 41,000+
Market share (percentage of the county’s school-age children enrolled in JCPS): 81.1
Business partnerships: 4,904

Our Success Is Public Knowledge

These are just a few examples of the many awards that JCPS students and staff members earned during the 2012-13 and 2013-2014 school years.

Student Awards

  • 2013 Bill of Rights Constitutional Academy Ford Scholar
  • Eighth-Grade Louisville Girls' Field Hockey Champions
  • AAF—Louisville High School Marketing Challenge Champions
  • 2013 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
  • Second-highest score in the nation on the Principles of Business portion of the High Schools of Business Exam
  • Perfect ACT score
  • Thirty-seven semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit/National Achievement Scholarship Program
  • Sixty-two JCPS teachers received their National Board Certification in 2013. JCPS ranked 4th nationally for the number of teachers earning new certifications.
  • Ten Gold Medals and 14 Silver Medals in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition
  • Two National PTA Reflections Awards
  • $180,000 Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Scholarship
  • Naval JROTC Distinguished Unit and Outstanding Cadet Award
  • Marine JROTC National High School Drill Team Championship (fourteenth consecutive year)
  • First place in the regional Penguin Bowl (an ocean science competition)
  • First place in the Governor’s Diversity Day Video Project
  • First, second, and third place in the middle school division of the state Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest
  • First and second place in the Kentucky Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Spelling Bee
  • Grand Prize in the Kentucky Reel Action Video Contest
  • 2012 Kentucky 3A Football Champions

Staff Awards

  • Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • National Intellectual Freedom Award
  • National Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award
  • Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year
  • Kentucky High School Music Teacher of the Year
  • Kentucky Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
  • Kentucky Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher Award
  • Kentucky School Psychologist of the Year
  • Vision Award from the Kentucky Association of School Councils
  • Public Citizen of the Year Award from the Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
  • National PTA Outstanding Local Advocacy Award
  • 2013 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
  • 2013-14 McConnell Center Teacher Scholars (ten)
  • 2013 Outstanding Supervisor Award (by the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling)
  • 2014 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards (two)
  • KDE Best Practices Award (four)
  • 2013 Kentucky School Psychologists of the Year (two) —by the Kentucky Association of Psychologists in Schools (KAPS)
  • School Counselor of the Year by the Kentucky Counseling Association

School Awards

  • Eleven schools on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best High Schools in the U.S.; five schools on the Newsweek list of America’s Best High Schools; four on the Washington Post list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools
  • National Green Ribbon School
  • Three alternative schools selected as Kentucky Best Practice Sites
  • All of our schools helped the district earn the Mayor’s Spirit of Louisville award for leadership in Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give A Day community-service initiative. During the week of April 15-22, 2013, 100 percent of our schools participated in 54,000 acts of compassion.

District Report Card (district performance report)

District Data Reports (including School and District Dialogues, Comprehensive District Improvement Planning, Comprehensive School Improvement Planning, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Program Evaluation, Performance Indicators, and Systems)

Organizational Structure (positions and job descriptions)

Audited Financial Statements (information from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)

School Web Sites and District Maps (school profiles, maps, and directions)

School Report Cards (Posted on the Kentucky Department of Education [KDE] Web site, these report cards include information on teacher qualifications, test performance, awards, safety, and parent involvement.)

Strategic Plan (print)

Adult and Continuing Education (serves more than 30,000 adults annually through General Educational Development [GED] and skill-building courses, leisure-learning and career-enhancing Lifelong Learning courses, English as a Second Language [ESL] courses, workforce training, family education, and college-preparation courses)

Contact Us

For general questions call or email the JCPS Factline at 485-3228

The JCPS Employee Directory does not include all employees of the district.

The Quick Call List includes telephone numbers for district departments.

The School Directory (pdf) is a list of schools, location numbers, principals, addresses and telephone numbers.

Schools Achievement Areas and Assistant Superintendents includes the six regional Assistant Superintendents.






Last modified November 3, 2014