Bowling Green Independent School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 4,206 students in Bowling Green Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Bowling Green Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Bowling Green Independent School District are W R Mcneill Elementary School, Potter Gray Elementary School and Bowling Green Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Bowling Green Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kentucky.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Bowling Green Independent School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
10 Schools
1,537 Schools
# Students
4,206 Students
679,771 Students
# Teachers
271 Teachers
42,042 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Bowling Green Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 172 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
Overall District Rank
#68 out of 173 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Bowling Green Independent  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
46%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
56%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.40
# American Indian Students
16 Students
838 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
202 Students
12,131 Students
% Asian Students
5%
2%
# Hispanic Students
710 Students
45,775 Students
% Hispanic Students
17%
7%
# Black Students
797 Students
71,824 Students
% Black Students
19%
10%
# White Students
2,252 Students
521,864 Students
% White Students
54%
77%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
849 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
210 Students
26,490 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
115
29,417
# Students in K Grade:
323
43,976
# Students in 1st Grade:
300
50,426
# Students in 2nd Grade:
295
49,404
# Students in 3rd Grade:
300
51,263
# Students in 4th Grade:
306
52,252
# Students in 5th Grade:
331
52,361
# Students in 6th Grade:
310
50,824
# Students in 7th Grade:
321
50,181
# Students in 8th Grade:
335
50,228
# Students in 9th Grade:
341
53,687
# Students in 10th Grade:
345
50,822
# Students in 11th Grade:
325
48,739
# Students in 12th Grade:
259
45,593
# Ungraded Students:
-
598

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,285 is higher than the state median of $12,004. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,983 is less than the state median of $12,248. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$52 MM
$28 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$50 MM
$29 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,285
$12,004
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Bowling Green Independent  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,983
$12,248
This chart display average spending per public school student in Bowling Green Independent  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Bowling Green Independent School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
W R Mcneill Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1800 Creason Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2260
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #22.
Potter Gray Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
610 Wakefield Dr.
Bowling Green, KY 42103
(270) 746-2280
Grades: K-5
| 445 students
Rank: #33.
Bowling Green Junior High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
900 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 746-2290
Grades: 6-8
| 964 students
Rank: #44.
Bowling Green High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1801 Rockingham Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 746-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,232 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 13 students
Rank: #66.
T C Cherry Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Liberty Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 746-2230
Grades: PK-5
| 281 students
Rank: #77.
Dishman Mcginnis Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
375 Glen Lily Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2250
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #88.
Parker-bennett-curry School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
165 Webb Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2270
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #99.
The Academy At 11th Street
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
877 East 11th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2321
Grades: 6-12
| 27 students
Childrens Crisis Stabilization Unit
Alternative School
501 Chestnut St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 746-2200
Grades: K-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,206 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65

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