Jefferson County Public Schools

When it comes to schools in Greater Louisville, choose away! The Jefferson County Public Schools district is home to award-winning and nationally recognized schools that provide a wide range of programs and options to meet the needs and interests of every student. With over 101,000 students in 172 schools and learning centers, more than 80 percent of families in Jefferson County choose the public school system for their children’s educational home.

There are plenty of schooling options available and new residents are encouraged to use the JCPS School Finder tool to find the perfect fit.

Living outside of Jefferson County in Greater Louisville.

The other public school systems in the area range from small Anchorage Independent School, whose 350 or so K-8 students regularly score at the top of Kentucky accountability tests, to large countywide systems, on either side of the Ohio, with strong academic records of their own.


The diversity available in the public sector is complemented by the range of other school systems in the area offering a variety of religious, teaching and sector philosophies.

Catholic Schools

The options for Catholic education in Louisville are ample with 38 elementary schools enrolling more than 13,700 students, and nine high schools serving a combined 6,000+ students.

Private Education

Private schooling is available for students of all levels K-12, such as Louisville’s Christian Academy School System and Louisville Collegiate School.

Online Education

Students can always opt to begin and finish their education online.

Home Schooling

Families have the opportunity to teach their children themselves with this online assistance.