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20+ elementary, middle, and high schools in Lexington

From Chevy Chase to Andover, we’re giving you all the pertinent details about some of the elementary, middle, and high schools in Lexington.

An exterior photo of Meadowthorpe Elementary school made from red brick with red columns

Meadowthorpe Elementary School is ranked in the top 100 elementary schools in the state. | Photo by LEXtoday

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Lexington has 105 schools and 41,500+ students. We’re giving you the 411 on enrollment, student-teacher ratio, tuition, and more (thanks to data from U.S. News & World Report) for the area’s major public + private schools. And don’t worry, there won’t be any homework.

Pssst — don’t let school traffic impact your plans. See the map below for a visual of where these Lexington schools are located.

Before we dive in, here are four fast facts about schools in the Horse Capital of the World:

  • Fayette County will have the highest-starting salary for teachers in Kentucky for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • There are 79 public schools.
  • The district’s minority enrollment is 60%.

Public elementary schools

Cassidy Elementary, 1125 Tates Creek Rd.

Clays Mill Elementary, 2319 Clays Mill Rd.

Rosa Parks Elementary, 1251 Beaumont Centre Ln.

Meadowthorpe Elementary, 1710 N. Forbes Rd.

Veterans Park Elementary, 4351 Clearwater Way

An exterior shot of Morton Middle School with white columns and gray brick.

The current Morton Middle School was built in 1938 + completely renovated in 2002. | Photo by LEXtoday

Public middle schools

Beaumont Middle School, 2080 Georgian Way

Crawford Middle School, 1813 Charleston Dr.

Edyth Jones Hayes Middle School, 260 Richardson Pl.

Morton Middle School, 1225 Tates Creek Rd.

Southern Middle School, 400 Wilson Downing Rd.

An exterior shot of Henry Clay High School

Henry Clay High School is the oldest public high school in town, originally built on Main Street in 1928. | Photo by LEXtoday

Public high schools

Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Rd.

Frederick Douglass High School, 2000 Winchester Rd.

Henry Clay High School, 2100 Fontaine Rd.

Lafayette High School, 401 Reed Ln.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1600 Man o’ War Blvd.

Tates Creek High School, 1111 Centre Pkwy.

Private schools

Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Rd. | Founded in 1951

  • Grades 9-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 796
  • Student-teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Tuition: $6,400+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Lexington Christian Academy, 450 W. Reynolds Rd. | Founded in 1989

  • Grades PK-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 1,358
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Tuition: $1,765+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Providence Montessori School, 1209 Texaco Rd. | Founded in 1983

  • Grades Preschool-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 189
  • Student-teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Tuition: $8,750+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Sayre, 194 N. Limestone | Founded in 1854

  • Grades PK-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 605
  • Student-teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Tuition: $7,285+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

The Lexington School, 1050 Lane Allen Rd. | Founded in 1959

  • Grades Preschool-8
  • Day school/boarding school
  • Total enrollment: 604
  • Student-teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Tuition: $6,641+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Specialized schools

KORE Academy, 3150 Tates Creek Rd. | Founded in 2003

  • Grades 1-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 36
  • Student-teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Tuition: $9933+
  • Academics available for children with various learning differences including ADHD, autism, dyslexia, processing or sensory disorders + more.

Sphinx Academy, 1591 Winchester Rd., Suite 101 | Founded in 2013

  • Grades 9-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 32
  • Student-teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Tuition: $11,200+
  • Academics available for children that are twice-exceptional + gifted and talented.
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