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Letcher County School District


Letcher County School District is located in east Kentucky. Letcher County School District has 312.94 square miles of land area and 1.07 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Letcher County School District population is 20,717. Letcher County School District median household income is $31,833 in 2010-2014. Letcher County School District median house value is $59,300 in 2010-2014. On average, Letcher County School District is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (122 out of 169, bottom 28%)
Elementary/Middle School: (134 out of 174, bottom 23%)*
Rank: #144
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:10
Population20,717 (2010-2014), rank #53
Population Growth1.13% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:65.98/sq mi, rank #107
Median Household Income:$31,833 at 2010-2014—5.24% increase since 2005-2009, rank #122
Median House Price:$59,300 at 2010-2014—27.80% increase since 2005-2009, rank #164
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:312.94 sq mi, rank #58
Water Area:1.07 sq mi (0.34%), rank #118
County:Letcher County
City:Mayking, Whitesburg, Thornton, Ermine, Isom, Millstone, Jenkins, Cromona, Neon, Seco, Jackhorn, Payne Gap, Fleming Neon, Partridge, Eolia, Cumberland, Deane, Gordon, Linefork, Roxana, Hallie, Cornettsville, Jeremiah, Premium, Blackey, Letcher
Zip:41837, 41858, 41855, 41815, 41824, 41838, 41537, 41810, 41840, 41849, 41825, 41835, 40862, 40826, 40823, 41812, 41819, 41833, 41848, 41821, 41731, 41826, 41845, 41804, 41832
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Letcher County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

224 Park St
Whitesburg KY, 41858, Letcher County
Phone: 606-633-4455

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:3,2153,2853,3663,3543,2923,2843,307
English Language Learner Students:2421110
Total Teachers:213.00216.00212.10222.70233.10225.00228.00
Total Other Staff:320.00333.00376.00346.80432.20330.80351.20
Instructional Aides:65.0071.0076.0073.0079.7067.9077.90
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:6.006.0010.0010.0011.0012.0012.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Secondary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Other Guidance Counselors:6.006.0010.0010.0011.0012.00NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:11.0011.0012.7012.0021.4014.8016.30
School Administrators:21.0023.0020.0019.0024.9020.7020.80
School Administrative Support:34.0031.0038.0034.0044.7032.8033.40
Student Support Services:13.0012.0014.7011.8014.6012.5014.00
Other Support Services:153.00162.00184.00165.00214.90153.10158.80
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.0915.2115.8715.0614.1214.6014.50


Arlie Boggs Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 8   1099 Hwy 806, Eolia KY 40826
Cowan Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 8   3125 Hwy 931 South, Whitesburg KY 41858
Fleming Neon Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   50 Second St, Neon KY 41840
Letcher County Alternative Education Center Grade 6 to Grade 12   186 Parkway Plaza Loop, Whitesburg KY 41858
Letcher County Central High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   435 Cougar Dr, Whitesburg KY 41858
Letcher Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   160 Letcher High School Dr, Blackey KY 41804
Letcher Middle School Grade 6 to Grade 8   162 Lhs Dr, Blackey KY 41804
Martha Jane Potter Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   55 Kona Dr, Whitesburg KY 41858
West Whitesburg Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   330 Park St, Whitesburg KY 41858
Whitesburg Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   366 Park St, Whitesburg KY 41858

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2012Language Mechanics10th Grade% met std37.3%50.7%
2013Language Mechanics10th Grade% met std44.7%51.4%
2012Writing10th Grade% met std37.2%42.3%
2013Writing10th Grade% met std31.6%35.6%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std47.8%45.6%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std61.1%61.7%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std25.9%42.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std30.3%43.5%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std37.2%49.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std48.0%47.6%
2012Language Mechanics4th Grade% met std38.5%49.1%
2013Language Mechanics4th Grade% met std47.3%53.7%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std23.9%39.6%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std34.5%43.9%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std38.1%47%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std45.1%48.8%
2012Science4th Grade% met std55.5%68.8%
2013Science4th Grade% met std62.8%68.5%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std23.6%38.9%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std30.0%44.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std34.7%47.5%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std43.3%47.1%
2012Social Studies5th Grade% met std48.8%59.8%
2013Social Studies5th Grade% met std57.1%59.3%
2012Writing5th Grade% met std18.2%31.7%
2013Writing5th Grade% met std25.2%35.7%
2012Language Mechanics6th Grade% met std28.3%38.4%
2013Language Mechanics6th Grade% met std39.9%43.8%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std37.7%41.6%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std41.1%38.5%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std37.7%46%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std46.0%46.3%
2012Writing6th Grade% met std19.7%39.2%
2013Writing6th Grade% met std43.5%48.0%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std37.7%38.6%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std40.7%38.6%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std42.7%47.8%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std57.4%54.7%
2012Science7th Grade% met std54.8%61.8%
2013Science7th Grade% met std65.7%61.2%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std40.8%41.5%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std46.5%45.1%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std40.8%46.7%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std56.0%52.4%
2012Social Studies8th Grade% met std50.8%58.6%
2013Social Studies8th Grade% met std62.3%59.2%
2012Writing8th Grade% met std26%43.5%
2013Writing8th Grade% met std38.0%38.6%
2012Algebra IIEnd of course% met std20.6%40%
2013Algebra IIEnd of course% met std23.4%36.0%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std18.5%30.3%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std34.3%36.3%
2012English IIEnd of course% met std46.5%52.2%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std59.8%55.8%
2012U.S. HistoryEnd of course% met std24.6%39.5%
2013U.S. HistoryEnd of course% met std35.6%51.3%
2007MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient56.62%61.71%
2008MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient61.65%69.52%
2009MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient57.75%70.27%
2010MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient67.61%72.95%
2011MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient65.89%72.76%
2007ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient68.78%72.72%
2008ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient65.41%72.65%
2009ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient66.44%73.54%
2010ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient66.13%76.81%
2011ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient68.37%76%
2007ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient62.31%66.15%
2008ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient68.65%68.94%
2009ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient65.67%69.98%
2010ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient72.22%70.41%
2011ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient69.11%70.53%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient42.79%61.6%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient43.56%59.68%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient42.13%61.11%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient35.38%55.58%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient53.21%59.75%
2007WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient36.28%53.37%
2008WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient35.98%52.62%
2009WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient35.83%55.37%
2010WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient45.49%59.07%
2011WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient43.12%59.74%
2007MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient24.17%39.3%
2008MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient28.18%38.53%
2009MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient41.67%41.19%
2010MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient37.81%40.28%
2011MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient37.1%45.98%
2007ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient57.5%60.15%
2008ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient57.33%60.01%
2009ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient58.05%61.84%
2010ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient62.13%61.31%
2011ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient61.38%65.91%
2007ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient37.91%41.65%
2008ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient38.64%41.28%
2009ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient44.27%41.22%
2010ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient32.84%41.14%
2011ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient38.91%41.37%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient37.44%43.74%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient29.09%38.42%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient32.29%40.68%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient30.85%39.86%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient24.43%41.49%
2007WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient4.72%19.79%
2008WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient28.93%29.73%
2009WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient33.65%34.97%
2010WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient36.51%35.94%
2011WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient34.5%40.89%
2007MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient51.65%51.85%
2008MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient64.74%56.96%
2009MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient64.31%60.92%
2010MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient72.58%62.38%
2011MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient69.08%65.11%
2007ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient64.18%66.32%
2008ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient64.88%66.81%
2009ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient66.31%66.92%
2010ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient68.68%70.21%
2011ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient66.26%69.9%
2007ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient53.9%55.95%
2008ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient58.87%59.57%
2009ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient66.82%62.72%
2010ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient60.24%57.02%
2011ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient69.26%64.04%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient37.4%52.64%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient50.36%57.82%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient50.19%55.8%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient54.35%56.28%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient60.59%60.09%
2007WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient25.95%41.92%
2008WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient31.07%39.48%
2009WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient32.71%42.06%
2010WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient33.91%42.34%
2011WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient32.34%45.22%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$35,644,000$10,589 $36,454,000$10,869 $37,242,000$11,313 
Total Expenditures:$38,469,000$11,429 $38,528,000$11,487 $34,223,000$10,396 
Total Current Expenditures:$32,335,000$9,606 $32,867,000$9,799 $31,987,000$9,717 
Instructional Expenditures:$17,465,000$5,18954.0%$18,126,000$5,40455.1%$18,207,000$5,53156.9%
Student and Staff Support:$3,538,000$1,05110.9%$3,715,000$1,10811.3%$3,671,000$1,11511.5%
Operations, Food, Other:$8,203,000$2,43725.4%$7,791,000$2,32323.7%$7,242,000$2,20022.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$4,931,000$1,465 $4,272,000$1,274 $882,000$268 
Construction:$4,410,000$1,310 $3,683,000$1,098 $272,000$83 
Total Other:$378,000$112 $385,000$115 $394,000$120 
Interest on Debt:$825,000$245 $1,004,000$299 $960,000$292 
Total Salary:$19,673,000$5,845 $20,704,000$6,173 $20,527,000$6,235 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$12,179,000$3,61861.9%$12,908,000$3,84962.3%$12,893,000$3,91662.8%
Other Salary:$7,494,000$2,22638.1%$7,796,000$2,32437.7%$7,634,000$2,31937.2%
Total Benefit:$8,005,000$2,378 $7,908,000$2,358 $7,556,000$2,295 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$4,402,000$1,30855.0%$4,354,000$1,29855.1%$4,220,000$1,28255.8%
Other Benefit:$3,603,000$1,07045.0%$3,554,000$1,06044.9%$3,336,000$1,01344.2%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:17.4%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:82.2%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:15.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:9.0%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:24.0%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:40.7%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:19.5%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:6.8%
Mean Base Salary:$43,917.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$34,492.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$39,180.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$46,026.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$48,125.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$48,510.0

* Letcher County School District was rated 2 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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