Bell County High School

  • Bell County High School serves 811 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 49%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Bell County High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Bell County High School operates within the Bell County School District.
  • Bell County School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the Kentucky state average of 89%.

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School Overview

  • Bell County High School's student population of 811 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students811 students
Bell County High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Bell County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Bell County High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeBell County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Bell County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1251 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bell County High School is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
49%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
56%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
Bell County High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
White
100%
78%
Bell County High School White Students (1989-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBell County High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownKY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Scoren/a0.25
Bell County High School Diversity Score (1994-2014)
Graduation Rate≥95%
89%
Bell County High School Graduation Rate (2013-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
54%
Bell County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
Bell County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Bell County High School is Bell County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 173 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Bell County School District's student population of 2,989 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,913 is higher than the state average of $10,365. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,741 is higher than the state average of $10,284. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
    School District NameBell County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    9
    6
    Number of Students Managed2,9892,337
    Bell County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    49%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    54%
    56%
    District Graduation Rate≥95%
    89%
    District Total Revenue$33 MM$24 MM
    District Spending$36 MM$24 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,913$10,365
    District Spending / Student$11,741$10,284
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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