Education

Attendance at Jefferson County Public Schools plummeted Friday, the result of a “vague” threat called in to Louisville Metro Police the day before.

In the afternoon, JCPS revised the attendance figure to 45.5 percent for Friday — slightly worse than the 46.4 percent reported earlier in the day. The daily attendance rate for December was 93.6 percent.

Schools were on heightened security for the day because of the threat. Superintendent Donna Hargens said the absences amount to lost time with students and could affect learning.

JCPS has provided attendance rates for is schools on Friday. Excluding alternative schools, the schools with the lowest attendance rates were:

  1. Slaughter Elementary 25.29%
  2. Knight Middle School 27.10%
  3. Valley High School 27.43%
  4. Watson Lane Elementary 27.75%
  5. Stuart Middle 28.12%

The JCPS schools with the highest attendance rates were:

  1. Atherton High School 74.52%
  2. Cane Run Elementary 73.25%
  3. Greathouse Shryock Traditional 71.45%
  4. duPont Manual High 69.74%
  5. Brown School 69.32%

You can search for the attendance rates of other JCPS schools here:

School % Attended on Friday
Ackerly 100.00%
Audubon Youth Development Center 100.00%
Bellewood 100.00%
Brooklawn 100.00%
Heuser Hearing and Language Academy 100.00%
Home of the Innocents Discovery 100.00%
Jefferson County High School 100.00%
Louisville Metro Youth Center 100.00%
Peace Academy 100.00%
St Joseph Children’s Home 100.00%
The Brook-Dupont 100.00%
The Brook-KMI 100.00%
Home Hospital 100.00%
Home of the Innocents School 96.77%
Mary Jo and William MacDonald Maryhurst 96.00%
Boys Haven 76.92%
Atherton High School 74.52%
Cane Run Elementary 73.25%
Greathouse Shryock Traditional 71.45%
duPont Manual High 69.74%
Brown School 69.32%
Bloom Elementary 68.40%
Norton Elementary School 68.35%
Stopher Elementary 68.04%
Barret Traditional Middle 67.29%
Brandeis Elementary 66.76%
Louisville Male High School 66.15%
Dunn Elementary School 66.03%
Audubon Traditional Elementary 63.88%
Wilder Elementary 61.35%
Schaffner Elementary 61.32%
Bowen Elementary 61.30%
Hite Elementary School 60.94%
Lowe Elementary School 60.77%
St Matthews Elementary 60.49%
Chenoweth Elementary School 60.00%
U OF L Pact Program 60.00%
WALLER ENVIRONMENTAL 59.26%
Tully Elementary 59.12%
Ballard High 58.86%
Hawthorne Elementary 58.61%
Noe Middle 58.25%
Chancey Elementary School 57.92%
Meyzeek Middle School 57.49%
Churchill Park Rehab 57.47%
Jefferson County Traditional Middle 57.09%
Middletown Elementary 57.05%
Field Elementary 56.69%
Farmer Elementary 56.22%
Louisville Day Treatment 55.77%
ESL Newcomer Academy 54.59%
Wheeler Elementary 53.97%
MARY RYAN ACADEMY 53.12%
Eastern High 52.96%
Bates Elementary 52.61%
Western Day Treatment 51.85%
Crosby Middle School 51.45%
Wilt Elementary 51.43%
Ahrens Educational Resource 51.28%
Alex Kennedy 50.53%
Highland Middle School 49.95%
Newburg Middle School 48.72%
Carter Elementary 48.46%
Coleridge-Taylor Elementary 47.83%
Auburndale Elementary School 47.70%
Engelhard Elementary 47.07%
Fern Creek Elementary 46.99%
Jeffersontown Elementary 46.77%
Laukhuf Elementary 46.65%
Kammerer Middle 46.23%
Klondike Elementary 45.92%
—District Total— 45.50%
Mcferran Preparatory Academy 45.17%
Watterson Elementary 45.07%
Goldsmith Elementary 44.98%
Kenwood Elementary 44.77%
Wheatley Elementary 44.48%
Foster Traditional Academy 44.02%
Cochrane Elementary 43.84%
Zachary Taylor Elementary 43.72%
Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts 43.49%
The Phoenix School of Discovery 43.24%
Breckinridge/Franklin Elementary 43.12%
Medora Elementary 42.99%
Minors Lane Elementary 42.92%
Hazelwood Elementary School 42.90%
Mill Creek Elementary 42.78%
Rutherford Elementary 42.52%
Kennedy Elementary Montessori 42.22%
Okolona Elementary School 42.18%
Johnson Traditional Middle 41.95%
Gilmore Lane Elementary 41.81%
Smyrna Elementary 41.64%
Luhr Elementary 41.61%
Westport Middle School 41.55%
Fairdale Elementary School 40.98%
Cochran Elementary 40.75%
Frayser Elementary 40.58%
Maupin Elementary 40.05%
BINET SCHOOL 40.00%
Eisenhower Elementary School 39.90%
Kerrick Elementary School 39.81%
Farnsley Middle 39.74%
Central High School 39.71%
Wilkerson Elementary 39.62%
Iroquois High 39.44%
Coral Ridge Elementary 39.07%
Wellington Elementary 38.65%
Crums Lane Elementary 38.55%
Western Middle 38.47%
Shelby Traditional Academy 38.00%
Butler Traditional High School 37.91%
Semple Elementary 37.88%
Jacob Elementary 37.76%
Shacklette Elementary 37.61%
Atkinson Academy 37.50%
Hartstern Elementary 37.42%
Fern Creek High School 37.06%
Blake Elementary 36.89%
Ramsey Middle School 36.80%
Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North 36.65%
The Academy @ Shawnee 36.62%
Carrithers Middle School 36.42%
Rangeland Elementary 36.41%
Indian Trail Elementary 36.02%
Portland Elementary 35.86%
Jeffersontown High School 35.54%
Thomas Jefferson Middle 35.47%
Frederick Law Olmsted Academy South 35.33%
Layne Elementary 35.29%
Sanders Elementary 35.24%
King Elementary 35.15%
Dixie Elementary 35.08%
Gutermuth Elementary 34.63%
South Park TAPP 34.52%
Pleasure Ridge Park High 34.06%
Johnsontown Road Elementary 33.96%
Price Elementary 33.86%
Roosevelt Perry Elementary 33.55%
Western High School 33.31%
Byck Elementary 33.30%
Blue Lick Elementary 32.99%
Camp Taylor Elementary 32.95%
Moore Traditional School 32.93%
Greenwood Elementary School 32.82%
Young Elementary 32.56%
Southern High School 31.85%
Lassiter Middle School 31.76%
Westport TAPP 31.50%
Trunnell Elementary 31.37%
Robert Frost Sixth-Grade Academy 31.21%
Doss High 30.21%
Conway Middle School 30.12%
Seneca High 29.96%
Fairdale High School 29.70%
Stonestreet Elementary 29.51%
Waggener High School 29.30%
Myers Middle School 28.35%
Stuart Middle 28.12%
Watson Lane Elementary 27.75%
Valley High School 27.43%
Knight Middle School 27.10%
Liberty High School 26.45%
Slaughter Elementary 25.29%
Minors Daniel 24.61%
Breckinridge Metropolitan High 21.52%
JCPS eSchool 0.00%