Are You New to Kentucky?

Are You New to Kentucky?

Published: 1/12/2024 10:09 AM

​​Welcome! Whether you are a parent, an educator, a student or simply an interested new resident, we welcome you. This section of our website is designed to give new residents basic information about our state's education system. Our aim is to help you make informed decisions about selecting a school for your child, enrolling your child in our public schools and becoming a teacher or administrator in Kentucky. For information about our state's schools, access the School Report Card Suite.

​We also want to share information about the history of our education system, especially our education reform initiative, which started in 1990 and continues today, recognized worldwide as the most comprehensive and sustained education reform effort ever undertaken in the United States.

Since 1990, Kentucky has been the focus of the education establishment. We have hosted visitors from throughout the country and the world - all wanting to see what we're doing and how it's working.

If you are a parent seeking enrollment information, read the Frequently Asked Questions about Kentucky's School Enrollment Requirements section, which includes information about immunizations and other requirements.

If you're looking to contact a school or district, visit their websites, or if you want information about the academic standing or test results of a specific school, visit our Open House data portal or School Report Card.

If you are an educator seeking certification to teach in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board's website.

And, visit our flagship publication, Kentucky Teacher, for information about good things happening in Kentucky schools.

Rafael Hieatt
Executive Administrative Secretary
Office of the Commissioner of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3141 Ext. 4814
Fax (502) 564-3049

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