Public & Private Schools in Glasgow, KY

By Jessica Mozo on April 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm EST

PHOTO CREDIT: Michael W. Bunch

Glasgow-Barren County knows the importance of a quality education. For the second year in a row, the county has been chosen as one of the nation's 100 communities for young people by America’s Promise Alliance and ING Foundation. The competition focuses on communities that work to reduce high school drop out rates and deliver strong support and services to the area's youth. Barren County will receive a $2,500 grant, official signage for displaying the accolade and access to America’s Promise Alliance’s community development resources.

Barren County Public Schools

The Barren County School District is one of the fastest growing school districts in Kentucky. Its 10 schools have a total enrollment of more than 4,500 students and employ 500 staff members. Barren County Schools have been recognized across the state for their success in academics, athletics and school clubs, and are known for innovative approaches to educating students.

Additions and Improvements

New Construction and renovations are underway at New Glasgow High School. The project began in 2011 and the school will be a state-of-the-art, 125,000-square-foot building equipped to meet LEED certification standards. The gym and band room will be preserved and renovated, and additions include classrooms, a kitchen, cafeteria, media center, an auditorium, to name a few.

Glasgow Christian Academy

This nondenominational private school was founded in 1990 and serves students in seven counties. Glasgow Christian strives to educate, equip and empower students through a solid curriculum, athletics and extra classes such as Agriculture, Art and Spanish, depending on the student's grade level. The schools enrollment is around 150 and all faculty are certified by Association of Christian Schools International.

Glasgow and Caverna Public Schools

Glasgow Independent Schools includes six schools with a total enrollment of about 1,900 students and 300 staff members. The district is known for academic excellence and belongs to the Kentucky High Performing Districts Alliance, an organization composed of the top 10 school districts in the state (based on CATS scores). Glasgow Independent Schools prides itself on its caring faculty and staff, supportive community, active parent involvement and talented student body.

Caverna Independent Schools is a smaller district based in nearby Cave City and is made up of one elementary, one middle and one high school.

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