Fast Facts

  • 2019-20

    These numbers, percentages, and estimates are a snapshot of fluid demographics. We update them in early October and again in January each school year.*

    Fayette County Public Schools

    • Elementary schools: 37
    • Middle schools: 12
    • High schools: 6
    • Technical centers: 3
    • Other academic and alternative programs: 11

     Student population

    • Grades K-5: 19,230
    • Grades 6-8: 9,833
    • Grades 9-12: 12,430
    • Other (preschool and over 18): 1,124
    • Specialized programs & alternative schools: 1,482 (included above)
    • Total students enrolled: 42,617

    District diversity

    • White: 48.9 percent
    • Black: 22.8 percent
    • Hispanic: 17.7 percent
    • Asian: 4.8 percent
    • Students classified as English learners (EL): 5,460
    • Native languages spoken by EL students: 92
    • Students classified for Special Education: 4,960 

    In the cafeterias

    • Breakfasts served (daily average): 13,043
    • Lunches served (daily average): 26,032
    • Students who qualify for free/reduced meals: 46 percent

    * The figures below are updated only once a year, in October.

    On the school buses

    • Student rides: 37,975 (daily estimates)
    • Routes: 1,400
    • Buses on the road: 252
    • Miles traveled: 18,622
    • Annual miles: 3,457,360 

    FCPS employees 

    • Support and administrative staff: 3,432
    • Full-time teachers: 2,895
    • Teachers with advanced degrees: 2,389
    • Teachers with National Board certification: 179
    • Beginning teacher's salary: $42,431
    • Average teacher's salary: $59,816

    District finances

    • 2019-20 working budget: $582 million
    • 2017-18 per-pupil spending: $15,116

    2018-19 Annual Report

     


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  • Contact

    Lisa Deffendall,
    district spokeswoman

    (859) 381-4101 office
    (859) 699-1441 cell