Owensboro High School

  • Owensboro High School serves 1,270 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Owensboro High School's student population of 1,270 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,270 students
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Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Owensboro High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Owensboro High School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#1002 out of 1,251 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
6%
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Black
19%
11%
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White
67%
77%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Owensboro High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.510.39
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Graduation Rate
94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Owensboro High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOwensboro Independent School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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