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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Somerset High School is a highly rated, public school located in Somerset, KY. It has 548 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Somerset High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
136 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$25,227
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Annual football homecoming parade, Jumper Walk
    30%
  • Prom
    30%
  • Basketball games
    17%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • None, I do things outside of my school
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
548
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,182
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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
$10,377/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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There is no other school like Somerset High School. The traditions, the lifelong friends, the amazing role model teachers, Somerset High School has it all. The school only having around 500 students means everyone knows everyone. All of the teachers get to know almost every student in the building, the same as every student getting to know almost evert teacher. It is super east to make friends at SHS. As a band student I really like to brag on the arts programs. I have 2 of the best band directors ever. Mr. and Mrs. Lenox are like my second parents. Our band is like a family. Everyone accepts everyone, and we all stand up for each other. We have an outstanding Musical production as well. Mrs. Foister is an amazing teacher and runs such an amazing production every year. Much like our band program, SHS Musical Production is a big family. Everyone accepts everyone and it is a judgement free zone. We also have amazing sports teams to be involved in as well as other clubs and activities.
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Somerset High School was the best high school experience I could have ever asked for. Although this year did not turn out quite like we had expected it to, the other three years of attending this school definitely made up for it. This school has the best traditions possible, from float week, to the homecoming parade, to the first home football game jumper walk, and the pep rally's in the gym. I can with no doubt say Somerset High School welcomes you with open arms and invites you into a family that you never knew you needed.
My time at SHS has been nothing less than amazing. From being a regional varsity football champion, to being the lead in our state renowned musical program, SHS has been the best experience of my life. The people here are so kind, and smart, and this is a school that invests in it's students. We have one of the nicest turf fields in all of highschool football. The staff here is kind and loving, and very patient. Although I have had an amazing academic, and athletic experience here, it is the amazing century old tradition that brings this school together, and this tradition is where we find our identity as a school, and it is why people truly bleed purple and gold for life.