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Nelson County School District


Nelson County School District is located close to the center of Kentucky. Nelson County School District has 403.42 square miles of land area and 6.39 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Nelson County School District population is 31,195. Nelson County School District median household income is $55,590 in 2010-2014. Nelson County School District median house value is $131,500 in 2010-2014. On average, Nelson County School District is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (125 out of 169, bottom 26%)
Elementary/Middle School: (130 out of 174, bottom 25%)*
Rank: #142
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:11
Population31,195 (2010-2014), rank #28
Population Growth3.74% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:76.12/sq mi, rank #95
Median Household Income:$55,590 at 2010-2014—10.03% increase since 2005-2009, rank #14
Median House Price:$131,500 at 2010-2014—4.86% increase since 2005-2009, rank #29
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:403.42 sq mi, rank #31
Water Area:6.39 sq mi (1.56%), rank #39
County:Nelson County
City:New Haven, Boston, New Hope, Loretto, Bardstown, Coxs Creek, Nazareth, Bloomfield, Fairfield, Chaplin
Zip:40051, 40107, 40052, 40037, 40004, 40013, 40048, 40008, 40020, 40012
Area:Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
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Nelson County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

1200 Cardil Dr
Bardstown KY, 40004, Nelson County
Phone: 502-349-7000

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:4,7434,7524,7574,8164,8434,8304,941
English Language Learner Students:31331822243037
Total Teachers:257.41269.20268.39284.20285.10284.70294.00
Total Other Staff:382.99363.00372.99366.99444.70360.90380.70
Instructional Aides:68.0064.0062.0069.0076.5068.6078.70
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:12.0011.0012.0012.0012.4013.2013.20
Elementary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Secondary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Other Guidance Counselors:12.0011.0012.0012.0012.4013.20NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:9.0011.0011.0011.0023.1013.3014.80
School Administrators:26.0023.0025.0023.0036.1025.8026.80
School Administrative Support:35.0035.0033.0029.0041.2032.2031.90
Student Support Services:30.0029.0035.0029.0027.3024.5026.10
Other Support Services:180.99171.00175.99173.99206.30163.80169.70
Student-Teacher Ratio:18.4317.6517.7216.9516.9916.9716.81


Bloomfield Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   360 Arnold Ln, Bloomfield KY 40008
Bloomfield Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   96 Arnold Ln, Bloomfield KY 40008
Boston SchoolKindergarten to Grade 8   130 Wilson Creek Rd, Boston KY 40107
Coxs Creek Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5635 Louisville Rd, Coxs Creek KY 40013
Foster Heights Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   211 East Muir Ave, Bardstown KY 40004
Horizons Academy Grade 8 to Grade 12   304 Wildcat Ln, Bardstown KY 40004
Nelson County Early Learning Center Prekindergarten to Prekindergarten   1200 Cardinal Dr, Bardstown KY 40004
Nelson County High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1070 Bloomfield Rd, Bardstown KY 40004
Old Kentucky Home Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   301 Wildcat Ln, Bardstown KY 40004
The New Haven SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 8   489 High St, New Haven KY 40051
Thomas Nelson High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   2885 New Shepherdsville Rd, Bardstown KY 40004

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2012Language Mechanics10th Grade% met std52.7%50.7%
2013Language Mechanics10th Grade% met std62.9%51.4%
2012Writing10th Grade% met std30%42.3%
2013Writing10th Grade% met std28.4%35.6%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std31.5%45.6%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std60.1%61.7%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std37.9%42.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std40.2%43.5%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std43.9%49.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std42.6%47.6%
2012Language Mechanics4th Grade% met std48%49.1%
2013Language Mechanics4th Grade% met std47.6%53.7%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std41.2%39.6%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std41.2%43.9%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std45.3%47%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std41.8%48.8%
2012Science4th Grade% met std72.2%68.8%
2013Science4th Grade% met std53.2%68.5%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std39.9%38.9%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std43.5%44.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std42.9%47.5%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std45.2%47.1%
2012Social Studies5th Grade% met std53.2%59.8%
2013Social Studies5th Grade% met std54.2%59.3%
2012Writing5th Grade% met std29.9%31.7%
2013Writing5th Grade% met std23.4%35.7%
2012Language Mechanics6th Grade% met std39%38.4%
2013Language Mechanics6th Grade% met std39.1%43.8%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std41.5%41.6%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std34.5%38.5%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std45.9%46%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std41.6%46.3%
2012Writing6th Grade% met std45.6%39.2%
2013Writing6th Grade% met std52.5%48.0%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std38.6%38.6%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std38.0%38.6%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std46.1%47.8%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std54.5%54.7%
2012Science7th Grade% met std57.6%61.8%
2013Science7th Grade% met std57.3%61.2%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std34.6%41.5%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std39.1%45.1%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std40.7%46.7%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std47.7%52.4%
2012Social Studies8th Grade% met std49.9%58.6%
2013Social Studies8th Grade% met std46.6%59.2%
2012Writing8th Grade% met std34.1%43.5%
2013Writing8th Grade% met std34.0%38.6%
2012Algebra IIEnd of course% met std9.1%40%
2013Algebra IIEnd of course% met std28.8%36.0%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std27.8%30.3%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std38.8%36.3%
2012English IIEnd of course% met std50.6%52.2%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std57.5%55.8%
2012U.S. HistoryEnd of course% met std42.7%39.5%
2013U.S. HistoryEnd of course% met std44.7%51.3%
2007MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient53.98%61.71%
2008MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient65.55%69.52%
2009MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient63.69%70.27%
2010MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient67.46%72.95%
2011MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient70.36%72.76%
2007ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient68.65%72.72%
2008ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient68.71%72.65%
2009ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient69.86%73.54%
2010ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient75.4%76.81%
2011ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient75.13%76%
2007ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient66.56%66.15%
2008ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient56.84%68.94%
2009ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient68.25%69.98%
2010ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient66.19%70.41%
2011ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient64.98%70.53%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient43.09%61.6%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient52.16%59.68%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient49.61%61.11%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient49.18%55.58%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient54.89%59.75%
2007WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient41.71%53.37%
2008WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient46.3%52.62%
2009WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient47.03%55.37%
2010WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient53.01%59.07%
2011WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient57.18%59.74%
2007MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient29.62%39.3%
2008MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient27.46%38.53%
2009MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient40.12%41.19%
2010MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient33.04%40.28%
2011MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient49.69%45.98%
2007ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient58.71%60.15%
2008ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient59.65%60.01%
2009ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient53.52%61.84%
2010ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient59.82%61.31%
2011ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient65.45%65.91%
2007ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient34.78%41.65%
2008ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient39.04%41.28%
2009ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient39.22%41.22%
2010ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient35.04%41.14%
2011ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient43.56%41.37%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient44.02%43.74%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient29.47%38.42%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient37.72%40.68%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient33.48%39.86%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient30.06%41.49%
2007WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient16.09%19.79%
2008WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient14.16%29.73%
2009WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient19.9%34.97%
2010WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient19.45%35.94%
2011WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient25.07%40.89%
2007MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient46.07%51.85%
2008MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient53.6%56.96%
2009MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient55.42%60.92%
2010MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient59.16%62.38%
2011MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient58.54%65.11%
2007ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient64.6%66.32%
2008ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient60.88%66.81%
2009ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient58.81%66.92%
2010ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient66.37%70.21%
2011ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient65.21%69.9%
2007ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient55.09%55.95%
2008ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient57.32%59.57%
2009ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient56.41%62.72%
2010ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient53.06%57.02%
2011ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient56.89%64.04%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient47.72%52.64%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient44.71%57.82%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient47.63%55.8%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient49.74%56.28%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient55.29%60.09%
2007WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient41.29%41.92%
2008WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient28.4%39.48%
2009WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient40.53%42.06%
2010WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient33.76%42.34%
2011WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient41.76%45.22%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$46,494,000$9,774 $48,640,000$10,100 $47,304,000$9,767 
Total Expenditures:$57,868,000$12,165 $64,522,000$13,397 $52,532,000$10,847 
Total Current Expenditures:$40,552,000$8,525 $42,497,000$8,824 $40,458,000$8,354 
Instructional Expenditures:$22,116,000$4,64954.5%$24,664,000$5,12158.0%$22,353,000$4,61655.2%
Student and Staff Support:$3,569,000$7508.8%$4,065,000$8449.6%$4,008,000$8289.9%
Operations, Food, Other:$10,074,000$2,11824.8%$8,996,000$1,86821.2%$9,619,000$1,98623.8%
Total Capital Outlay:$14,631,000$3,076 $19,322,000$4,012 $9,755,000$2,014 
Construction:$13,189,000$2,773 $17,944,000$3,726 $9,629,000$1,988 
Total Other:$344,000$72 $353,000$73 $342,000$71 
Interest on Debt:$2,341,000$492 $2,350,000$488 $1,977,000$408 
Total Salary:$25,508,000$5,362 $27,646,000$5,740 $25,521,000$5,270 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$16,315,000$3,43064.0%$18,410,000$3,82366.6%$16,356,000$3,37764.1%
Other Salary:$9,193,000$1,93336.0%$9,236,000$1,91833.4%$9,165,000$1,89235.9%
Total Benefit:$9,259,000$1,946 $9,311,000$1,933 $8,778,000$1,813 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$5,037,000$1,05954.4%$5,245,000$1,08956.3%$4,975,000$1,02756.7%
Other Benefit:$4,222,000$88845.6%$4,066,000$84443.7%$3,803,000$78543.3%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:27.0%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:73.0%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:13.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:26.3%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:22.5%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:31.9%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:13.3%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:6.0%
Mean Base Salary:$43,423.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$34,002.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$40,455.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$47,227.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$53,013.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$54,359.0

* Nelson 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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