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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Owensboro High School is an above average, public school located in Owensboro, KY. It has 1,266 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
1800 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY 42301
Telephone
(270) 686-1110
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Owensboro High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1180
15 responses
Average ACT
24
271 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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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
Area Feel
Suburban
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
87%
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 52 responses
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  • Ballgames, prom, homecoming, cheer competition, pl
    25%
  • Graduation
    17%
  • School Spirit Days
    17%
  • Prom
    13%
  • School dances
    12%
  • Sadie Hawkins
    8%
  • Fine Arts Festival, Arts performances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,266
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,111
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,655/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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I moved from Florida at the start of junior year and the difference was drastic. The school had excellent teachers that genuinely wanted to help the students pass, but the issue was the students themselves. They lacked motivation to further their education. They complained about what they had and didn't even try to learn the material. The teachers, at times, didn't help either. Some would just let their students' laziness pass by with no consequences. The lack of respect was a whole other issue. I believe teachers should openly talk about college to students in class. With this, they would be motivated to study in college or at least try to better themselves and not settle for what they have. There is a hunger for kids to leave and go to better places, but there is a laziness within them that drags them down. Teachers should encourage their students for their good work and encourage them to do better when they see a student is slacking.
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As a home schooled kid, I was nervous entering into public school. OHS provided a safe environment to learn, meet friends and join activities. Many times schools are sports oriented or arts oriented but OHS provides an environment where you can do both. Choral, Band, Orchestra, Drama, Theater, all the way to Football, Basketball, Golf, as well as many small groups to join. OHS is also a huge supporter of dual college academy as well a AP classes to give the students a head start. I am proud to have attended OHS-I believe they have helped start my life in a positive direction.
I loved how diverse, yet related we were as a school. It was like one big family. At Owensboro High School, I played basketball and was involved in many clubs such as Student Council and National Honors Society. Being involved in so many clubs helped me gain life long friendships and grow my leaderships skills. Although I wasn't involved in these clubs, Owensboro High School offered a wide range of clubs for everyone to get involved in; such as, the LBGTQ club and The Club of Young Black Leaders. By OHS offering clubs like these it made everyone feel involved.