Bourbon County High School

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Bourbon County High School
3341 Lexington Road
Paris, Kentucky 40361
United States
Coordinates 38°11′39″N 84°16′26″W / 38.19417°N 84.27389°W / 38.19417; -84.27389Coordinates: 38°11′39″N 84°16′26″W / 38.19417°N 84.27389°W / 38.19417; -84.27389
Type Public
Founded 1948
School district Bourbon County Schools
Principal Kerrie M. Katz
Teaching staff 50.32 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 857 (2014-2015)
Student to teacher ratio 17.03
Color(s) Maroon, gold and white
Nickname Colonels

Bourbon County High School is a public high school in Paris, Kentucky. It is in the Bourbon County Schools system.


The original Bourbon County High School was located in Millersburg. Operating from approximately 1911-1948, the school's graduates represented only a fraction of the population of Bourbon County due to its location in the northeastern portion of the county. Little Rock, Center Hill, Clintonville, and North Middletown also maintained High schools within the Bourbon County School System.

In an effort to create a more centralized environment, the upper grades of Millersburg, Little Rock, Clintonville, and Center Hill schools were merged to create the Bourbon County Vocational High School, which opened in the fall of 1948 on the site of the present middle school facility. North Middletown, however, retained its high school for several more years. The central high school was renamed Bourbon County High School in 1956, and completed consolidation with North Middletown High School in 1964 to become the sole high school in the county school district.

Several classrooms, a new library, and a cafeteria were added and by 1968 a junior high school was also built on the campus. In 1981 the high school and junior high switched buildings to locate BCHS at its present site.


The demographic breakdown of the 857 students enrolled in 2014-2015 was:

  • Male - 52.0%
  • Female - 48.0%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.1%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 0.2%
  • Black - 5.0%
  • Hispanic - 6.2%
  • White - 87.1%
  • Multiracial - 1.4%

47.3% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch. This is a Title I school.[1]


Bourbon County High School's athletic teams compete as the Colonels The school colors a maroon and gold. The following KHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[2]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Bowling (boys and girls)
  • Cheerleading (girls)
  • Cross country (boys and girls)
  • Fast pitch softball (girls)
  • Fishing
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • Marksmanship
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Swimming (boys and girls)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Track (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)


The bands include:

  • Jazz Band
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Percussion Ensemble


Choral music is also offered.


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Bourbon County High School". Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Kentucky High School Athletic Association". Retrieved 23 January 2018. 

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