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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Bowling Green Independent Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Bowling Green, KY. It has 4,190 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
1211 Center St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Bowling Green Independent Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1390
14 responses
Average ACT
27
251 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,190
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,127
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$42,808,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,357/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$722
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,500
National
$184,700

Bowling Green Independent Schools Reviews

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I was lucky enough to win a lottery spot for BGHS. This is a great school. The diversity found here will help me the rest of my life. Unlike the county schools who are very segregated, we definitely are not. The classes are as challenging as you want to make them. The sports are competitive. The JROTC program has solidified my decision to pursue a military career. The music department is amazing too. I am grateful for having the opportunity to attend this school.
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The school offers several AP courses, which is great. However, it is difficult to fit them into the schedule. The counselors are the best thing about the school -- they are professional and available inside and outside of the school hours. Sports is a major focus, which can be frustrating to a student with an academic and arts focus. My class in particular has been full of girl cliques since elementary school. I wish that someone had worked on busting that up.
I'm very confident about our college readiness programs. Ever since I entered the school, I was overwhelmed with all the presentations, guest speakers, and meetings the school provided to us. From tips on taking standards tests to how to apply for scholarships, my school made sure that all the students weren't lost on their journey of college preparation. Along with students at our school, I was satisfied with the AP classes we had. My school was known for having the most AP classes. Through AP classes I was able to learn the material in college level and experience what college was actually going to be like. Classes focused on learning by ourselves by reading the textbook just like colleges. One thing I wasn't happy about was our school food. By senior year they had to change the whole lunch system because they got so many complaints. Overall, Bowling Green High School was a good stepping stone for me before I stepped up to college.