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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  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 806 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Bourbon County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1060
9 responses
Average ACT
25
233 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$41,855
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,000
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
  • Football games
    32%
  • Marching band competition held annually
    32%
  • Basketball games
    21%
  • clubs, teams, school play
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
806
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,671
Teachers in First/Second Year
21%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,198/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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My experience at Bourbon County High School has been competent. The teachers seem to love their job and want to help the students succeed. I've learned a lot not only in the classroom, but on the field too! I've learned the importance of leadership and communication and I've applied those skills to my everyday life. The only change that I would like to see at my school is the recognition in sports. My school cares about all sports, but focuses on basketball and boy sports more. I would love to see more excitement about girls sports at my school.
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I felt like there were only six people AT MOST that cared about me in that building. When I would confront administrators about creative problem solving for my personal education, they refused to hear me out. Prior to this, I was harassed by one of my teachers Sophomore year. When I finally gained the courage to speak up, I was ignored. The more you make the school look good and the less attention you need, the more you are celebrated. After all of that, I am happy to say that I will be shifting to home based schooling. See ya never you sad stack of bricks!
Bourbon High schools is an average school in kentucky. The kids are okay, bullying isn't that common, but sexual harassment is pretty rampant. Administrators don't handle sexual harassment properly. The band is good. The science department is phenomenal, with two great teachers in charge of it. The lower-level classes could be improved. But otherwise it's a nice place to go to high school!