Owsley County High School

177 Shepherd Lane
Booneville, KY 41314
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Owsley County High School serves 384 students in grades 6-12.
Owsley 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 384 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Owsley County High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Owsley County High School's student population of 384 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
384 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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Students by Grade
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State Accredited Program
No
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
Yes
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
Yes
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

Owsley County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Owsley County High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1038 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
98%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Owsley County High School's ranking?
Owsley County High School is ranked #1038 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Owsley County High School?
The graduation rate of Owsley County High School is 80-89%, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 90%.
How many students attend Owsley County High School?
384 students attend Owsley County High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Owsley County High School students are White, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Owsley County High School?
Owsley County High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Owsley County High School offer ?
Owsley County High School offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Owsley County High School part of?
Owsley County High School is part of Owsley County School District.

School Reviews

4   6/30/2018
I am a student at OCHS and I can say that this is a very good school. There are some setbacks with both teachers and students and how they approach each other and conflicts. There are some adults here that I truly trust with my problems, I know that they will try to help me make good decisions even if I don't see it at the time. I recommend coming to this school because even if you've done bad things, they give you a second chance here, especially if you work with them to improve yourself.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Cat

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 384 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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