JCPS Facts

District Profile

  • Largest school system in Kentucky 
  • 29th largest school system in the United States
  • 81 percent of all children in Louisville/Jefferson County attend Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). 
  • JCPS has 15.8 percent of Kentucky teachers with National Board Certification.
  • JCPS offers 66 magnet schools and programs.
  • 167 schools
  • 6,738 teachers
  • 82 percent of teachers have a master’s degree or higher.
  • 27,674 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members

Student Demographics

  • JCPS has 37 Semifinalist National Merit Scholars 
  • 96,000 students
  • 65,000 bus riders
  • 12,655 Exceptional Child Education (ECE) students
  • 125 languages spoken by JCPS students
  • 66.7 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.