Somerset High School

Somerset High School serves 472 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the KY average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Somerset High School operates within the Somerset Independent School District.
The school district's 86% graduation rate is higher than the KY state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 472 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 472 students
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Students by Grade Somerset High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Asian
3%
1%
Hispanic
2%
4%
Black
7%
11%
White
85%
81%
All Ethnic Groups Somerset High School Sch Ethnicity Somerset High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.27 0.23
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
46%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,554 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Somerset Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
6
Number of Students Managed 1,554 2,353
Graduation Rate 86% 79%
Somerset Independent School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $24 MM
Somerset Independent School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $13 MM $23 MM
Somerset Independent School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,608 $10,129
Somerset Independent School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,765 $9,906
Somerset Independent School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pulaski County High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Meece Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hopkins Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SomersetHopkins Elementary School
    210 May St
    SomersetKY 42501
    (606)678-8707
    0.2 mi | 651 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • SomersetMeece Middle School
    210 Barnett St
    SomersetKY 42501
    (606)678-5821
    0.5 mi | 431 students | Gr. 5-8                      
  • SomersetPulaski County High School
    511 University Dr
    SomersetKY 42503
    (606)679-1574
    0.7 mi | 1075 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • SomersetPulaski Central High School
    Alternative School
    500 Chandler St
    SomersetKY 42503
    (606)677-9986
    Alternative School

    0.9 mi | 60 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • SomersetPulaski Elementary School
    107 West University Dr
    SomersetKY 42503
    (606)678-4713
    0.9 mi | 612 students | Gr. KG-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 06, 2013 - Hi I'm Bernadette I'm a girl 15year I come from Hong Kong city I want to study in US but I'm not US citizens I still can study in somerset high school? I have a friend her brother is US citizens he study in Somerset High School I hope can study with her brother and I can live in her house she will be my homestay family! I have a question.. somerset high school will admission me? And how are much the school tuition? Can i get free? I hope you can answer my question thank! Bernadette - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Somerset, KY public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is higher than the Kentucky average of 0.22. The most diverse school in Somerset is Hillcrest Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kentucky or national school diversity statistics.