Bell County High School

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Bell County High School
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9824 US Highway 25E
Pineville, Kentucky, 40977
United States
Coordinates 36°42′40″N 83°41′29″W / 36.71123°N 83.69144°W / 36.71123; -83.69144Coordinates: 36°42′40″N 83°41′29″W / 36.71123°N 83.69144°W / 36.71123; -83.69144
Type Public
School district Bell County Public Schools
Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam
Principal Richard Gambrel
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 796[1] (2013-14)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Royal blue, white[1]
Slogan "We are BC!", "Bobcat Nation", "Bobcate Pride"
Mascot Bobcats

Bell County High School is one of three public high schools in Bell County, Kentucky and the only one in the county's school district (the other two, Middlesboro and Pineville, are operated by city-based "independent" districts). The school, which accommodates grades 9–12, became the county district's only public high school in the 1980s when it absorbed Lone Jack High School. Locally referred to as BCHS or Bell High, the current building was built after the flood of 1977 and succeeds the former high school (now known as Old Bell County High School, or simply Old Bell High) which is located in a flood plain and was heavily flooded in '77. Today's campus sits on a hill above US 25E about 3 miles (5 km) south of the county seat of Pineville.


Bell county High School (BCHS) is the home of 796 students ranging from grades 9-12. Its football team was the 2008-2009 4A State Champions. It is the only remaining county high school after the consolidation of Lone Jack High School and Bell County High School in the 1980s. The current building was built after the 1977 flood that destroyed much of Pineville, KY. Prior to the flood, Bell High was located in a building now referred to as Old Bell High. Today's campus is located on a hill on Log Mountain that overlooks US 25E about 3 miles (6 km) South of Pineville (the county seat).


It is the home of between 791 students with 50% being boys and 50% being girls. There are 52 teachers on faculty. Grade 9 is made up of about 235 students, Grade 10 is made up of about 211 students, Grade 11 is made up of about 190 students, and Grade 12 is made up of nearly 155 students. The student teacher ratio is 1:17. The percentage of students eligible for free lunch is 66% and those eligible for reduced lunch is 9%. this schools Number of Managed schools is 8, Number of Students Managed 3,108, District Total Revenue $27,375,000, District Expenditure $27,923,000, District Revenue / Student $8,808, District Expenditure / Student $8,984, District Graduation Rates 72%.


Student government[edit]

The BCHS student government (commonly referred to as Student Council) is responsible for many activities within the school. It hosts all dances at the school, funds prom, and finds the annual senior trip. Popular among the council is the annual Talent Show. It is used as the platform at which candidates for the next year's council are introduced. The current president is Kelly Brown (school year 13-14).

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Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2013-2014 Audited School Enrollments (in alphabetic order)". Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved September 23, 2013.