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“A great place to learn, where Kids Matter Most!”

About Simpson County Schools


About Franklin, Kentucky

Total FY15 Budget:

$28, 868, 000


Simpson County Public Schools is located within Franklin, Kentucky in South Central Kentucky. It is the 59th largest among Kentucky’s 168 school districts.

Average Teacher Salary:

$47, 283


PreK-12 Enrollment:



Cost Per Pupil:




Franklin: 7.4 Square Miles

Simpson County: 236 Square Miles


Our Schools & Programs



Franklin: 8,859

Simpson County: 18,025

Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



Median Household Income

$41, 961

High Schools



Other Programs



Per Capita Income

$19, 539


The Superintendent & Executive Leadership Team


Dr. James Flynn

Chief Academic Officer

Shelina Smith

Director of Pupil Personnel

Student Support Services

Joey Kilburn

Human Resources Director

Dr. Milli McIntosh

Chief Operations Officer

Amanda Deweese

Simpson County Schools Student Teacher Ratio

Franklin Elementary

24 certified

338 students


Simpson Elementary

49 certified

657 students


Lincoln Elementary

32 certified

429 students



Middle School

50 certified

717 students



High School

66 certified

893 students



High School -

West Campus

5 certified

23 students



To be a world-class educational system empowering all students to graduate LIFE-READY - academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers!



To develop each child to their fullest potential and prepare them for the next level of life!

KSBA Board Policy


District Report Card


Comprehensive District Improvement Plan


Our mission is driven by five fundamental guiding questions:

  • How do we develop positive, professional relationships with our students, their families, and one another?

  • How do we ensure all students are taught the standards and skills needed to be college and/or career ready in the 21st Century?

  • How do we measure the progress of our students to these standards and skills?

  • How do we provide interventions for students who are struggling to achieve our learning goals?

  • How do we enrich and stretch the learning of our students who are meeting or exceeding our learning goals?

Key Beliefs

  • All students can learn and succeed.

  • All students can graduate college and/or career ready.

  • Everyone has strengths to build on.

  • Relationships that are healthy and positive will lead to increased student learning achievement.

  • We can empower every child to discover the “leader in me.”

  • 21st Century skill development is essential for success.

  • All staff members can contribute in important and meaningful ways to the development and care of our students.

  • The community is a source of support, guidance, and resources for our schools. Our schools are a source of pride, resources, and connection in the community.

Important Goals  

  • All students will develop the knowledge and skills to be academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers by graduation.

  • All schools will achieve outcomes on the state accountability system that place the school and SCS in the Top 25% of the state.

  • All students will have an adult in the school that they trust and who they know cares about them and their success.

  • All staff members are engaged and committed to the SCS Vision/Mission and making a difference in the lives of our students and others in our school community

  • All students and staff will develop the “leader in me” to live a principle-centered life.  These principles of effectiveness will enrich our lives, relationships, and effectiveness in all aspects of life.