Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, Stephen L. Pruitt, provides oversight and direction for the work of the Kentucky Department of Education’s employees. See information about his background, along with details on his advisory groups, presentations, blog postings and more on this page.
Find news releases, basic facts, Kentucky’s P-12 accomplishments and more on this page.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s primary function is to provide services and assistance to the state’s 173 school districts. This page provides information about items related to the day-to-day operations of schools and districts, including facilities, finance, transportation, technology and others.
Kentucky’s public schools offer many programs to meet the needs of students – all the way from preschool to high school graduation. Here, you can learn about career and technical education, preschool, extended school services, career advising and more.
Kentucky’s students with disabilities are supported through many state- and federal-level programs. Find data and other information on special education programs on this page.
Federal programs provide funding and resources to states, and many of these programs are designed to help at-risk children. Federal programs on this page include Title I and other Title programs, school/community nutrition and others.
As mandated by Kentucky law, the Kentucky Board of Education develops and adopts the regulations that govern Kentucky's 173 public school districts and the actions of the Kentucky Department of Education. Department officials follow board guidelines as they both lead and serve public elementary, middle and high schools.
The 2015-2016 Kentucky Schools Directory provides staffing and contact information for all 173 Kentucky school districts.