Jefferson County Public Schools - 502-485-6250 or 502-485-6771 -

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) educate more than 98,000 students in 89 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, 22 high schools and 22 other learning centers. The school system was recently named one of the top five urban school districts in the U.S. by the Broad Foundation. JCPS offers magnet, optional and advance programs that focus on special interests, including math/science technology, visual and performing arts, telecommunications, language immersion, environmental education, aviation, marine biology, robotics, international studies, highway construction and computer-assisted design and drafting. JCPS employs 5,700 teachers, who have an average of nearly 12 years experience. Through exciting initiatives, including Every 1 Reads - a business-led, community-wide effort to have every child in JCPS reading at grade level - the community is working together to help foster the continued success of children in the area. The JCPS website provides a comprehensive overvew of the schools, how to apply and which schools are in your cluster. For more information on magnet programs call 502-485-3323.