Boyle County High School
|Boyle County High School|
|1637 Perryville Rd.
Danville, KY, 40422
|Type||public high school|
|School district||Boyle County School District|
|Age||13 to 19|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.0|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Newspaper||The Rebel Pride|
|Feeder schools||Boyle County Middle School|
|Website||High school website|
Boyle County High School, located in Danville, Kentucky, is a public secondary school serving nearly 900 students from grades 9-12. Boyle County High School opened to students in the 1963-64 school year. The school was created to consolidate four county schools that included grades 1-12 in the same building. They were Perryville, Forkland, Junction City, and Parksville. Additionally, eighth graders from East End Elementary (grades 1-8) became part of the new high school. The school's mascot is the "Rebel".
The makeup of the student body is 52% male, 48% female, 97% White, not Hispanic, 1% Hispanic, <1% Black, not Hispanic, and <1% Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program.
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Boyle County boasts a very competitive and talented group of students across many extracurricular activities. They have strong rivalries with neighboring schools such as Danville High School and Lincoln County High School.
Boyle County competes in the following interscholastic sports:
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Boys Cross Country
- Girls Cross Country
- Boys Golf
- Girls Golf
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Soccer:
- Fast Pitch Softball
- Boys Tennis
- Girls Tennis
- Boys Track
- Girls Track
- Dance Team (the 2008-2009 team won nationals in hip hop and jazz)
Boyle County is perhaps most commonly known for its football dynasty under coach Chuck Smith. Under Smith, the Rebels compiled a 142-33 record in 13 seasons. He built Boyle County into a juggernaut in the Class AA and Class AAA ranks, winning five consecutive state championships - a state record - from 1999-2003.
Smith's teams won the Class AA titles in 1999 and 2000 with perfect 15-0 records. Reclassification changed Boyle County to Class AAA in 2001, but was no obstacle for the Rebels, as they won the crown with another 15-0 mark. The winning streak ended at 47 games (second-longest in Kentucky history) during the 2002 regular season, but Boyle County went on to win the state championship again. The 2003 team returned to perfection with a 15-0 slate and state title. Smith's 2004 squad went 12-3, with a loss in the state finals ending the state-record streaks of five consecutive championships and 29 straight playoff victories. Smith would leave after the 2004 season but will return to take over the head coaching position again for the start of the 2014 Season.
As a result of KHSAA class expansion in 2007, the Rebels now compete in Class 4A (6A being the largest - by school population). In 2008, Larry French became the head coach of the rebels. French led the Rebels to a 13-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals. In 2009 and 2010 he led the Rebels to the state championship with perfect 15-0 records. The Boyle County Rebels currently have 7 State Championships in football.
Clubs and organizations
Boyle County students participate in the following clubs and organizations:
Boyle County has produced state championship marching bands under the direction of Tim Blevins. The Marching Rebels were crowned the KMEA Class A State Champions in 2001, 2002, & 2003. The Marching Rebels were also state finalists in 1996, 2004 (A), 2005 (AAA), 2006 (AAA), 2007 (AAA), 2008 (AAAA),2009 (AAA), and 2010 (AAA). Only 3 other bands in the state of Kentucky have participated in the KMEA State Finals for a decade. This consistency has established the Marching Rebels as one of the more respected musical programs in the state.
- Neal Brown, college football coach; current offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky
- Travis Leffew, professional football player
- Maria Montgomery, Miss Kentucky USA 2009
- Paul Orberson, founder of Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing and retired baseball player
- Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos football player
- Lamar Dawson, Mr.Football Kentucky 2010 football player
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- "Boyle County High School". Boyle County School District. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
- "2012–2013 Audited School Enrollments (alphabetical order)" (PDF). Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "Boyle County High School". Great Schools. Retrieved 2008-11-11.