Stacker Names Murray Independent School District as Third Best Kentucky School District

Murray Schools Third Best in State

Murray, Ky., July 7, 2022 - A report from Stacker has named Murray Independent School District as the third best Kentucky school district.  With only two western Kentucky school districts named:  McCracken County joins Murray in the top five at number five.

Stacker compiled a list of the best school districts in Kentucky using rankings from Niche.com, who ranks school districts based on a variety of criteria including academics (SAT/ACT scores and state proficiency tests), teacher salaries, expenses per student, and access to extracurricular activities. Nationally, according to data provided by Niche.com, the Murray Independent School District is recognized in the Top 2% of best public school districts and also identified the teachers of MISD as in the Top 1% of teaching staffs in the country. 

 

(Founded in 2017, Stacker’s simple vision is to provide publishers with engaging, data driven stories through combining rigorous data analysis with rich editorial insights).

 

Stacker's Top Ten Kentucky School Districts

 

#1. Beechwood Independent Schools (Fort Mitchell)- Number of schools: 3 (1,502 students)- Graduation rate: 95% (73% reading proficient and 68% math proficient).

#2. Fort Thomas Independent Schools (Fort Thomas)- Number of schools: 5 (3,177 students)- Graduation rate: 99% (77% reading proficient and 70% math proficient).

#3. Murray Independent Schools (Murray)- Number of schools: 4 (1,834 students)- Graduation rate: 95% (77% reading proficient and 73% math proficient).

#4. Boyle County Schools (Danville)- Number of schools: 7 (2,817 students)- Graduation rate: 98% (75% reading proficient and 67% math proficient).

#5. McCracken County Public Schools (Paducah)- Number of schools: 14 (7,223 students)- Graduation rate: 94% (67% reading proficient and 56% math proficient).

#6. Pikeville Independent Schools (Pikeville)- Number of schools: 2 (1,161 students)- Graduation rate: 95% (72% reading proficient and 68% math proficient).

#7. Oldham County Public Schools (Buckner)- Number of schools: 21 (12,941 students)- Graduation rate: 97% (69% reading proficient and 63% math proficient).

#8. Russell Independent Schools (Flatwoods)- Number of schools: 4 (2,297 students)- Graduation rate: 95% (67% reading proficient and 62% math proficient).

#9. Hazard Independent Schools (Hazard)- Number of schools: 5 (991 students)- Graduation rate: 95% (59% reading proficient and 48% math proficient).

#10. Elizabethtown Independent Schools (Elizabethtown)- Number of schools: 6 (2,520 students)- Graduation rate: 95% (62% reading proficient and 51% math proficient).