Fast Facts

  • 2020-21

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

    COVID-19 impact: With students spending the fall semester in distance learning, the numbers for meals were far below normal and transportation was not applicable.

    Fayette County Public Schools

    • Elementary schools: 37
    • Middle schools: 12
    • High schools: 6
    • Technical centers: 3
    • Other academic and alternative programs: 10

     Student population

    • Grades K-5: 18,219
    • Grades 6-8: 9,833
    • Grades 9-12: 12,661
    • Other (preschool & over 18): 646
    • Total students enrolled: 41,359
    • Special programs & alternative schools: 1,492 (included in K-12 counts above)

    District diversity

    • White: 47.2 percent
    • Black: 23.1 percent
    • Hispanic: 18.4 percent
    • Asian: 4.9 percent
    • Students classified as English learners (EL): 5,400
    • Native languages spoken by EL students: 95
    • Students classified for Special Education: 4,851 

    In the cafeterias

    • Breakfasts served (daily average): 5,750
    • Lunches served (daily average): 5,750
    • Students who qualify for free/reduced meals: 47 percent

    * The transporation figures are typically updated only in the fall. However, we will update again in January 2021 if applicable.

    On the school buses

    • Student rides: N/A (daily estimates)
    • Routes: 1,500
    • Buses on the road: 258
    • Miles traveled: N/A 
    • Annual miles: N/A

    FCPS employees 

    • Support and administrative staff: 2,692
    • Full-time teachers: 2,928
    • Teachers with advanced degrees: 2,404
    • Teachers with National Board certification: 192
    • Beginning teacher's salary: $42,431
    • Average teacher's salary: $60,361

    District finances

    • 2020-21 working budget: $575.2 million
    • 2018-19 per-pupil spending: $14,960

    2019-20 Annual Report (pending)

    2018-19 Annual Report

     


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  • Contact

    Lisa Deffendall,
    district spokeswoman

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