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Nicholas County School District


Nicholas County School District is located in northeast Kentucky. Nicholas County School District has 195.17 square miles of land area and 1.66 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Nicholas County School District population is 7,064. Nicholas County School District median household income is $41,996 in 2010-2014. Nicholas County School District median house value is $83,200 in 2010-2014. On average, Nicholas County School District is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (159 out of 169, bottom 6%)
Elementary/Middle School: (146 out of 174, bottom 16%)*
Rank: #165
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:2
Population7,064 (2010-2014), rank #133
Population Growth2.07% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:35.89/sq mi, rank #153
Median Household Income:$41,996 at 2010-2014—15.41% increase since 2005-2009, rank #57
Median House Price:$83,200 at 2010-2014—13.97% increase since 2005-2009, rank #110
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:195.17 sq mi, rank #104
Water Area:1.66 sq mi (0.84%), rank #105
County:Nicholas County
City:Carlisle, Ewing, Cynthiana, Sharpsburg, Moorefield, Millersburg
Zip:40311, 41039, 41031, 40374, 40350
Area:Mount Sterling, KY
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Nicholas County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

395 West Main St
Carlisle KY, 40311, Nicholas County
Phone: 859-289-3770

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,0441,1711,2171,2171,2521,2531,231
English Language Learner Students:2201000
Total Teachers:69.0068.0071.0078.0085.0082.7073.50
Total Other Staff:81.9082.2087.2098.20122.4098.4092.60
Instructional Aides:17.0016.0017.0024.0028.9024.0020.00
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Secondary Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:
Student Support Services:2.582.
Other Support Services:39.3240.0042.0043.0051.3041.7040.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.1317.2217.1415.6014.7315.1516.75


Nicholas County Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   133 School Dr, Carlisle KY 40311
Nicholas County High SchoolGrade 7 to Grade 12   103 School Dr, Carlisle KY 40311

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2012Language Mechanics10th Grade% met std28.6%50.7%
2013Language Mechanics10th Grade% met std42.0%51.4%
2012Writing10th Grade% met std7.5%42.3%
2013Writing10th Grade% met std17.3%35.6%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std45.1%45.6%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std35.7%61.7%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std36.7%42.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std36.6%43.5%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std55.6%49.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std37.8%47.6%
2012Language Mechanics4th Grade% met std45.2%49.1%
2013Language Mechanics4th Grade% met std46.7%53.7%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std22.6%39.6%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std43.3%43.9%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std36.9%47%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std47.8%48.8%
2012Science4th Grade% met std82.1%68.8%
2013Science4th Grade% met std80.0%68.5%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std22.7%38.9%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std35.7%44.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std38.6%47.5%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std34.5%47.1%
2012Social Studies5th Grade% met std44.3%59.8%
2013Social Studies5th Grade% met std48.8%59.3%
2012Writing5th Grade% met std13.6%31.7%
2013Writing5th Grade% met std42.9%35.7%
2012Language Mechanics6th Grade% met std33.8%38.4%
2013Language Mechanics6th Grade% met std41.1%43.8%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std24.7%41.6%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std26.7%38.5%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std35.1%46%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std38.9%46.3%
2012Writing6th Grade% met std55.8%39.2%
2013Writing6th Grade% met std57.8%48.0%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std23.2%38.6%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std36.4%38.6%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std44.4%47.8%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std55.7%54.7%
2012Science7th Grade% met std58.6%61.8%
2013Science7th Grade% met std60.2%61.2%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std25.3%41.5%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std21.4%45.1%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std34.9%46.7%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std45.9%52.4%
2012Social Studies8th Grade% met std59%58.6%
2013Social Studies8th Grade% met std72.4%59.2%
2012Writing8th Grade% met std24.1%43.5%
2013Writing8th Grade% met std25.5%38.6%
2012Algebra IIEnd of course% met std26.3%40%
2013Algebra IIEnd of course% met std20.7%36.0%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std18.6%30.3%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std35.9%36.3%
2012English IIEnd of course% met std26.1%52.2%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std48.8%55.8%
2012U.S. HistoryEnd of course% met std29.6%39.5%
2013U.S. HistoryEnd of course% met std50.8%51.3%
2007MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient53.81%61.71%
2008MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient56.58%69.52%
2009MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient63.77%70.27%
2010MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient72.8%72.95%
2011MathematicsAll grades (EL)% proficient75.92%72.76%
2007ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient59.75%72.72%
2008ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient59.79%72.65%
2009ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient67.92%73.54%
2010ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient76%76.81%
2011ReadingAll grades (EL)% proficient73.88%76%
2007ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient59.09%66.15%
2008ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient71.95%68.94%
2009ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient72.82%69.98%
2010ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient79.73%70.41%
2011ScienceAll grades (EL)% proficient81.61%70.53%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient38.16%61.6%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient28.89%59.68%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient38.89%61.11%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient35.64%55.58%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (EL)% proficient55.26%59.75%
2007WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient36.84%53.37%
2008WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient28.89%52.62%
2009WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient25.56%55.37%
2010WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient53.47%59.07%
2011WritingAll grades (EL)% proficient46.05%59.74%
2007MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient17.5%39.3%
2008MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient24.71%38.53%
2009MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient37.5%41.19%
2010MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient26.39%40.28%
2011MathematicsAll grades (HS)% proficient39.47%45.98%
2007ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient55.43%60.15%
2008ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient51.61%60.01%
2009ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient56.1%61.84%
2010ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient57.47%61.31%
2011ReadingAll grades (HS)% proficient51.81%65.91%
2007ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient36.25%41.65%
2008ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient31.76%41.28%
2009ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient38.64%41.22%
2010ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient27.78%41.14%
2011ScienceAll grades (HS)% proficient38.16%41.37%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient26.25%43.74%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient24.71%38.42%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient18.18%40.68%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient25%39.86%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (HS)% proficient10.53%41.49%
2007WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient3.8%19.79%
2008WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient13.92%29.73%
2009WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient13.41%34.97%
2010WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient17.24%35.94%
2011WritingAll grades (HS)% proficient34.33%40.89%
2007MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient54.1%51.85%
2008MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient52.65%56.96%
2009MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient53.75%60.92%
2010MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient51.16%62.38%
2011MathematicsAll grades (MS)% proficient54.28%65.11%
2007ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient63.11%66.32%
2008ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient61.36%66.81%
2009ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient62.45%66.92%
2010ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient56.98%70.21%
2011ReadingAll grades (MS)% proficient61.71%69.9%
2007ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient56.63%55.95%
2008ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient59.57%59.57%
2009ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient41.56%62.72%
2010ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient54.55%57.02%
2011ScienceAll grades (MS)% proficient56.82%64.04%
2007Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient38.16%52.64%
2008Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient49.43%57.82%
2009Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient47.25%55.8%
2010Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient41.77%56.28%
2011Social StudiesAll grades (MS)% proficient56.96%60.09%
2007WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient35.53%41.92%
2008WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient39.08%39.48%
2009WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient42.86%42.06%
2010WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient22.78%42.34%
2011WritingAll grades (MS)% proficient31.65%45.22%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$11,704,000$9,617 $11,495,000$9,445 $11,930,000$9,529 
Total Expenditures:$12,005,000$9,864 $15,040,000$12,358 $17,274,000$13,797 
Total Current Expenditures:$9,987,000$8,206 $10,522,000$8,646 $10,858,000$8,673 
Instructional Expenditures:$5,590,000$4,59356.0%$6,002,000$4,93257.0%$6,483,000$5,17859.7%
Student and Staff Support:$643,000$5286.4%$656,000$5396.2%$706,000$5646.5%
Operations, Food, Other:$2,306,000$1,89523.1%$2,431,000$1,99823.1%$2,340,000$1,86921.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$1,450,000$1,191 $4,068,000$3,343 $5,971,000$4,769 
Construction:$1,267,000$1,041 $4,018,000$3,302 $5,583,000$4,459 
Total Other:$80,000$66 $85,000$70 $120,000$96 
Interest on Debt:$488,000$401 $365,000$300 $325,000$260 
Total Salary:$5,892,000$4,841 $6,391,000$5,251 $6,680,000$5,335 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$3,901,000$3,20566.2%$4,293,000$3,52867.2%$4,601,000$3,67568.9%
Other Salary:$1,991,000$1,63633.8%$2,098,000$1,72432.8%$2,079,000$1,66131.1%
Total Benefit:$2,397,000$1,970 $2,482,000$2,039 $2,432,000$1,942 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,284,000$1,05553.6%$1,339,000$1,10053.9%$1,370,000$1,09456.3%
Other Benefit:$1,113,000$91546.4%$1,143,000$93946.1%$1,062,000$84843.7%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:29.2%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:70.8%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:13.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:22.2%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:18.1%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:38.9%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:16.7%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:4.2%
Mean Base Salary:$39,167.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$31,130.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$35,989.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$41,431.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$46,216.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$46,467.0

* Nicholas County School District was rated 1.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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