Fleming County Schools is a rural, distinguished Kentucky school district situated on the cusp of the Appalachian foothills and the Knobs region of the state. The school district serves approximately 2280 students in six schools, 4 elementary, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The four K-6 elementary schools serve the communities of Flemingsburg, Ewing, Hillsboro, and Fox Valley/Wallingford and feed into the middle and high schools, located in Flemingsburg, which is also the location of the district office and county seat.
Fleming County Schools has a long history of providing a quality-learning environment, dating back to the 1800s, led by highly qualified teachers and administrators. The school system is the center of the community which is exremely supportive of the youth. Community partners, businesses, organizations and parents work to sponsor extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. The school district's enrollment for this academic year is approximately 2280 (PreK-12th grade), which has decreased slightly in the past two years. Approximately 70-75 percent of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch and approximately 18 percent of students receive special education services. The district's enrolled demographics mirror that of the community. FCS strives to review and create/adapt programs to meet the many needs of the district's diverse learners (i.e., ELL, G/T, 504, IDEA, etc.).
The district understands the necessity of keeping students engaged in high quality learning opportunities with highly qualified staff throughout the year. FCS currently has 12 National Board Certified Teachers, with 12 more in the process of becoming certified through a district-sponsored initiatives which provides teachers the opportuntiy for financial assistance and academic support thorugh a cohort structure, with an NBCT mentor. Of our highly qualified teaching staff, 46.1 percent hold a Master's Degree and 29.6 percent hold a Rank I certification. The quality of instruction in Fleming County Schools is improved by teachers having an average tenure length of 11.5 years and a 15 to 1 student to teacher ratio. Furthermore, FCS per pupil spending (2015-16) is at an average rate of $9,587 (state average = $10,192). Additionally, access to technology, specifically the Internet, is an an important facet of instruction in Fleming County. The student to Internet-connected instructional computer ratio is 1.2 to 1 (state average = 1.3 to 1). 100 percent of the school Internet connected computers meet state minimum standards.
Fleming County Schools is quickly becoming one of the premiere school systems in Kentucky. We are known for our work around the AdvancED Standards for Quality, strategic planning, curriculum and benchmark assessment, which have led to remarkable growth, driven by teachers, in a very short amount of time. As we move further into the 21st Century, we realize that instructional programming must be diverse and focused on preparing students for the next level, whether it be the next grade level or school within our system or college/ career. FCS is committed to implementing high academic expectations that will assist our students in becoming globally competitive.