Bowling Green school information

IndexBowling GreenKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores45%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools321,15779,221
Total private schools629824,874
Total post-secondary schools51307,963
The Bowling Green, KY educational system consists of 32 public schools, 6 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Bowling Green public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 5% lower than than the Kentucky average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bowling Green public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.4% have completed high school, 28.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bowling Green are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Bowling Green.
  • 81.9% of people in Bowling Green have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.4% of people in Bowling Green have completed high school.
  • 28.6% of people in Bowling Green have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bowling Green

IndexBowling GreenKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade81.9%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school79.4%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college57.0%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.2%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.6%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.9%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Bowling Green (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Auburn, KY1,51364%30%
Oakland, KY20532%35%
Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%

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Castro Valley, CA62,82559%20%
Greenville, SC62,77657%15%
Cheyenne, WY62,87949%0%
South Jordan, UT62,75146%7%
Waltham, MA62,69957%16%
Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%
Source: The Bowling Green, KY education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.