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


About Simpson County Schools

Total FY15 Budget:  $28, 868, 000
Average Teacher Salary:  $47, 283
PreK-12 Enrollment:  2,997
Cost Per Pupil:  $9,798

About Franklin, Kentucky

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

  • Area
    • Franklin: 7.4 Square Miles
    • Simpson County: 236 Square Miles
  • Population
    • Franklin: 8,859
    • Simpson County: 18,025
  • Median Household Income:  $41, 961
  • Per Capita Income:  $19, 539
  • Our Schools & Programs       
    • 3 Elementary Schools
    • 1 Middle School
    • 1 High School
    • 1 Other Program

The Superintendent & Executive Leadership Team

Superintendent Dr. James Flynn
Chief Academic Officer Shelina Smith
Director of Pupil Personnel/Student Support Services Joey Kilburn
Human Resources Director Dr. Milli McIntosh
Chief Financial Officer Amanda Deweese


Simpson County Schools Student Teacher Ratio

Franklin Elementary: 24 certified, 338 students, 14.08:1
Simpson Elementary: 49 certified, 657 students, 13.41:1
Lincoln Elementary: 32 certified, 429 students, 13.41:1
Franklin-Simpson Middle School: 50 certified, 717 students, 14.34:1
Franklin-Simpson High School: 66 certified, 893 students, 13.53:1
Franklin-Simpson High School - West Campus: 5 certified, 23 students, 4.6:1





To be a world-class educational system empowering all students to graduate LIFE-READY!



To develop all children 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.