Fayette County Public Schools, Kentucky

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Fayette County Public Schools is a school district in Kentucky that served 38,641 students during the 2011-2012 school year. This district is the second-largest by enrollment in the state of Kentucky.[1]

About the district

Fayette County Public Schools is located in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Fayette County Public Schools is located in Fayette County, Kentucky. The county seat is Lexington. Fayette County is home to 308,428 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Fayette County overperformed compared to the rest of Kentucky in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 39.9 percent of Fayette County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 21.0 percent for Kentucky as a whole. The median household income for Fayette County was $48,779 compared to $42,610 for the state of Kentucky. The percentage of people below poverty level for Fayette County was 18.2 percent while it was 18.6 percent for the state of Kentucky.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Fayette County (%) Kentucky (%)
White 78.6 88.5
Black or African American 14.9 8.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.3
Asian 3.7 1.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 2.4 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.9 3.3

Party registration, Fayette County, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Democratic 106,849
Republican 75,874
Independent 6,234
Libertarian 450
Green 113
Constitution 10
Other 14,980
Total 204,510

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]


The table below displays the budget for Fayette County Public Schools:[5]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $235,011,015 56.8% $39,192,371 9.5% $85,350,565 20.6% $1,463,171 0.4% $52,887,692 12.8% $413,908,814
Averages: $235,011,015 57% $39,192,371 9% $85,350,565 21% $1,463,171 0% $52,887,692 13% $413,908,814

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