Bowling Green Independent School District

1211 Center St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Bowling Green Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 4,177 students in Bowling Green Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Bowling Green Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
4,177 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
280 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Bowling Green Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 171 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
#47 out of 172 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Bowling Green Independent  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
37%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bowling Green Independent  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
41%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bowling Green Independent  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
97%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Bowling Green Independent  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.70
0.44
# American Indian Students
14 Students
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
233 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
6%
2%
# Hispanic Students
799 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
8%
# Black Students
858 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
21%
11%
# White Students
1,965 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
47%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
36 Students
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
272 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
115
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
296
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
315
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
305
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
304
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
310
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
298
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
305
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
307
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
324
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
342
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
316
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
335
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
302
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
3
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,129 is higher than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,760 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$63 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Bowling Green Independent  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$74 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Bowling Green Independent  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,129
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Bowling Green Independent  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,760
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Bowling Green Independent  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Bowling Green Independent School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
W R Mcneill Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1800 Creason Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2260
Grades: K-5
| 422 students
Rank: #22.
Potter Gray Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
610 Wakefield Dr.
Bowling Green, KY 42103
(270) 746-2280
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #33.
Bowling Green Junior High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
900 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 746-2290
Grades: 6-8
| 929 students
Rank: #44.
Virtual Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1211 Center St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2200
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: #55.
Bowling Green High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1801 Rockingham Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 746-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,230 students
Rank: #66.
Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1020 Kentucky St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-7155
Grades: 6-12
| 15 students
Rank: #77.
Dishman Mcginnis Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
375 Glen Lily Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2250
Grades: K-5
| 406 students
Rank: #88.
Parker-bennett-curry School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
165 Webb Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2270
Grades: K-5
| 337 students
Rank: #99.
T C Cherry Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Liberty Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 746-2230
Grades: PK-5
| 385 students
Rank: #1010.
Bowling Green Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
503 Old Morgantown Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2321
Grades: 6-12
| 54 students
Rank: n/an/a
Childrens Crisis Stabilization Unit
Alternative School
501 Chestnut St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2200
Grades: K-12
| 7 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Bowling Green Independent School District?
Bowling Green Independent School District manages 11 public schools serving 4,177 students.
What is the rank of Bowling Green Independent School District?
Bowling Green Independent School District is ranked #43 out of 171 school districts in Kentucky (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Kentucky school districts for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest graduation rate (Top 5%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Bowling Green Independent School District?
47% of Bowling Green Independent School District students are White, 21% of students are Black, 19% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Bowling Green Independent School District?
Bowling Green Independent School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Bowling Green Independent School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,760 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,177 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in KY)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 37% (Top 20%)
  • : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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