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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Daviess County High School is a highly rated, public school located in Owensboro, KY. It has 1,713 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
4255 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
Telephone
(270) 852-7300
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Daviess County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1270
12 responses
Average ACT
25
412 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,146
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$691
National
$949
Median Home Value
$107,900
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Senior Week
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • School News
    11%
  • School Dances
    9%
  • Renaissance
    8%
  • Sporting events
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,713
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,061
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,462/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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My experience at Daviess County high school was really great! I completed all my classes to graduate. The guidance counselors were such a great help, they help you in every way possible. The teachers were really nice and chill, if you didn’t know the subject, they taught it another way and the students there aren’t bad. The only thing I would like change is that we should be allowed backpacks because carrying it all day is a pain. Overall it was a great school.
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Daviess County High School has brought me memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's making new friends, going to sporting events, or learning rigorous content, Daviess County has impacted me in the most positive ways. Here at my school, the teachers and administration make sure that every student is succeeding by providing us with help and care when we need it the most. The bond they create with us puts learning into a whole new perspective. The school is always clean and presentable to the staff, students, and visitors every day. My favorite thing about Daviess County is the murals along the walls. It brings the school to life and creates student involvement because the students of my school get to paint them. Overall, Daviess County is amazing and there is nothing I would ever change about it. I am looking forward to graduating in the spring but I will for sure miss this school. As my principal, Mr. Mason said, "Once a panther, always a panther."
I moved to Daviess County my sophomore year of high school and have loved it ever since. I'm an actress. Stepping into their theatre program was such a beautiful experience. I was able to be myself and know that nobody would judge me for being me. A couple things that DC could work on is showing more appreciation for the arts. Whenever we have a big accomplishment we are not announced like the sports teams are. Another thing that could improve is the advocating of acceptance for all people no matter race, religion, color, creed, or sexual orientation.