J. Graham Brown School (Brown) is the only Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) with elementary, middle, and high school students in the same building. Brown School was founded by Martha R. Ellison in 1972 and was originally located in the Brown Hotel on Broadway; however, it's now located on First Street in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Approximately 700 students attend Brown's downtown campus. The school's location facilitates numerous learning opportunities including attending on-site college classes, job shadowing, community service, and walking field trips.
Brown School has a long history of providing a quality educational experience to students wanting rigorous academic challenge. Brown High School is ranked annually in the top five high schools in the commonwealth on both the ACT exam and state accountability assessments. It’s College and Career Readiness rankings place it in the top tier of the state.
We are proud of the hard work and dedication to high academic standards that our faculty, student body, and staff exemplify daily through their work. In 2014, The U.S. News and World Report designated the Brown School as a Silver Medal School for excellence in academic preparation and college readiness. The U.S. News and World Report ranked the Brown School sixth in the state and in the top 700 high schools in the nation.