This section of charts contains education data for Russell County Kentucky based mainly on the latest year 2022 Census data using the American Community Survey but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. Russell County depicts it has a High School Grad or higher of 82% which is the third most percent high school graduates or better of all other counties in the greater Russell County region. The county with the highest percent high school graduates or better in the area is Adair County which shows a high school graduates of 85% (only about 4.0% larger).
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. Russell County depicts it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 16% which is the third most percent with a bachelors degree or higher of all other counties in the greater Russell County region. The county with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is Adair County which shows a percent with a bachelors degree of 19% (17.2% larger).
Figure 4 shows the percentage of people 25 years of age or older who either have no schooling at all or dropped out of school before being able to complete high school. Additionally, these are people who also do not have a Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some other high school level type credential/student achievement. This analysis, along with the last two charts, provides another high level review and comparative data on the Russell County Kentucky educational level. Russell County shows it has a School Dropout Rate of 18% which is less than most other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent who dropped out of school in the area is Casey County which depicts a percent who dropped out of school of 26% (41.0% larger).
Figure 5 provides a more detailed look at the educational attainment for Russell County Kentucky. This chart provides the proportion of people aged 25 years of age or older and what was their level of educational attainment. The chart provides 5 broad categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Russell County has the percentage of percent of people with no schooling less than most other counties in the metropolitan area at 18% of the total.
The chart in Figure 7 shows the broad area of academic concentration or the discipline for people who have received a bachelors degree. This high level classification is essentially the field of study for which a degree was obtained. Russell County has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in a science or engineering related at 24.6% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 8) provides a more detailed deep dive on the category of major degree obtained for people aged 25 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Specifically, this frequency distribution details out what the major field of study was the degree obtained. Russell County has the smallest proportion of percent of people with a degree in computers, mathematics and statistics at 4.1% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in literature and languages at 10.1% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 9 provides comparative data between the places in the greater Russell County Kentucky region for broad educational attainment. This analysis uses provides five broad education attainment categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Russell County has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with high school (or ged) at 28.2% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Pulaski County with 31.9%.
A more detailed frequency distribution of educational attainment is provided in Figure 10. In particular this illustration breaks out the highest levels of university educational opportunities beyond the four year college degree. Included in the breakout are the relative proportion of masters degrees, PhD/Doctorate/Doctorial holders, and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, lawyers, etc. Russell County has the percentage of percent of people with no schooling less than most other counties in the local area at 17.6% of the total. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Russell County School Enrollment Charts
The next section of chart resources look at school enrollment by a variety of educational institutions and are categorized into a number of other groupings. Figure 14 provides the overall school enrollment by broad range of school age/level groupings. Russell County has one of the largest proportions of percent of children in kindergarten at 24.8% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Cumberland County (27.5%), and #1 Casey County (31.4%) are larger. Second, it has the second smallest when sorted by percent of children in kindergarten of all the other counties in the metro area when ranked by percent of children in grades 5 to 8 at 20.2% of the total.
Figure 15 provides a simple high level comparison of the proportion of students that are enrolled in public schools versus students enrolled in private schools in the Russell County Kentucky region. Russell County depicts percent enrolled in public schools very much bigger as the percent enrolled in private schools.
The next comparison provided in Figure 16 shows the proportion of students enrolled in private schools versus students enrolled public schools for students enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade (grade 8) or (K through 8). Russell County depicts percent of children enrolled in public k-8 grades considerably bigger as the percent of children enrolled in private k-8 grades.
Figure 17 provides a comparative analysis all students enrolled in a public high school versus those students who are enrolled in private high school schools. Russell County shows percent enrolled in a public high school markedly bigger as the percent enrolled in a private high school.
The next chart (Figure 18) provides a similar analysis to the last chart but provides the data for public post secondary education versus private higher education colleges. Russell County depicts percent enrolled in a public college approximately 2.5 times bigger as the percent enrolled in a private college.
Figure 19 shows another view of students enrolled in public or private schools-postsecondary schools or colleges/universities. This analysis shows the proportion for all graduate and professional schools (such as law or medical school) and whether those students are enrolled in private or public institutions. Russell County shows percent enrolled in a public gradudate or professional school about twice as large as the percent enrolled in a private gradudate or professional school.
The next chart in this series of resources shown in Figure 20 looks at the total number of students enrolled in any educational institution for each place in the greater Russell County region. (Total enrollment in this case includes all students from preschool all the way through students enrolled in graduate school.) Russell County depicts it has a Total Enrolled of 3,835 which is the third most of all other counties in the local area. The county with the highest total population enrolled in school in the area is Pulaski County which depicts a total population enrolled in school of 13,508 (approximately 3.5 times bigger). Comparing total population enrolled in school to the United States average of 81,076,829, Russell County is only about 0.0% the size. Also, versus the state of Kentucky, total population enrolled in school of 1,048,695, Russell County is only about 0.4% the size.
Russell County Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: Jamestown Elementary School, Russell County Middle School, Russell County High School, Salem Elementary School, and Russell Springs Elementary School. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Russell County High School ranks the largest with a value of 868 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Russell Springs Elementary School (720), Wayne County High School (709), Bell Elementary School (599), and Wayne County Middle School (575). The difference between the highest value (Russell County High School) and the next highest (Russell Springs Elementary School) is that the enrolled students is about 20.6% larger.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that Lake Cumberland Youth Development Center ranks the largest with a value of 9.2 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Otter Creek Academy (9.7), Monticello High School (12.1), Union Chapel Elementary School (12.3), and Wayne County Middle School (15.3). The difference between the lowest value (Lake Cumberland Youth Development Center) and the next lowest (Otter Creek Academy) is that the student to teacher ratio is only about 4.5% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Kentucky department of education.
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