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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Bourbon County High School is a public school located in Paris, KY. It has 841 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
3341 Lexington Road
Paris, KY 40361
Telephone
(859) 987-2185
Website

Bourbon County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1050
8 responses
Average ACT
24
189 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,526
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$725
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Football games
    40%
  • Marching band competition held annually
    40%
  • Basketball games
    20%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
841
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,428
Teachers in First/Second Year
21%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,825/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Bourbon County High School was an average high school. There was lots of things to participate in but most of them didn’t strike me as “creative” or “unusual”. It was a normal high school with normal people, but there was a downfall. Most of the teachers did care about what students learned but others just handed grades out to students. Giving undeserved grades to students doesn’t help them learn the material it just helps them have the easy way out of high school. Overall Bourbon County wasn’t and isn’t an awful school it just needs minor improvements like many other schools do.
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BCHS is a wonderful school with many programs, clubs, and opportunities. They are very anti-bully and prevent a lot of bullying from happening. It is a very clean and up-to-date on appliances and resources. Plus, there are a lot of different food choices. I have very much enjoyed my stay at BCHS, but they could do more student spirit activities like pep rallies.
While attending Bourbon County, I was able to have a fairly rounded education and I was offered some very good opportunities in dual enrollment classes and classes that prepared me for specialized real world skills in technology. The teachers I had while attending were very interactive and helpful in encouraging and pushing me toward my own dreams as a writer. However, while I did have a good time with the friendships that I forged and the educational opportunities that I was offered, there were quite a few flaws with technology and some of the regulations the administration would be concerned with. Most computers in the school, along with the wireless internet, were very difficult to use or didn't work at all. Much like many schools, the school's administration and staff seemed to be concerned with things that were not important to education or things that would not be distracting if they didn't mention them. I noticed this happening to female students and people who wore hats.