Glasgow High School (Kentucky)

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Coordinates: 37°0′31.91″N 85°53′17.54″W / 37.0088639°N 85.8882056°W / 37.0088639; -85.8882056

Glasgow High School
1601 Columbia Avenue
Glasgow, KY 42141
Type Public
Established 1915
School district Glasgow Independent Schools
CEEB code 180980
Principal Keith Hale
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 544[1] (2013–14)
Color(s) Blue and white
Nickname Scotties and Lady Scotties
Feeder schools Glasgow Middle School

Glasgow High School is a US high school (grades 9 to 12) in the city of Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. It is the only public high school for the Glasgow Independent School System; however, Barren County High School, which serves the Barren County School System, also lies within the city limits, and in fact lies physically within the boundaries of the Glasgow district. GHS recently celebrated its 100th commencement upon the graduation of the Class of 2015.


Glasgow High sports teams compete under the nickname "Scotties," in honor of the city's Scottish heritage and name. Their colors are blue and white. The Scotties compete in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, golf, swimming, track and field, and cross country on the varsity levels, and lacrosse as a club sport.

The Scotties' most notable achievement was their 1967–68 state basketball championship in Kentucky's single-class tournament. The team was coached by Jim Richards, who went on to become head coach at nearby Western Kentucky University. In 2000–01, the team also won the "All A" Championship Tournament, a separate tournament for Kentucky's small schools; then-coach Bart Flener is now an assistant coach at Asbury University.

Coached by Shaun Goulbourne, the Scotties also won the 2002 "All A" State Championship in boys' soccer.

The Lady Scotties golf team coached by Mike Harris won four consecutive state titles from 1997 to 2000, then again in 2008. The five titles ties Glasgow with Sacred Heart Academy of Louisville for the most state team titles.

The Scottie football team has reached the 2A State Championship three times, 1999–2000, 2000–2001, as well as 2011–2012. The 2011–2012 team hold the school record for most wins in a season with 14 just falling short to Covington Holy Cross, 33-14, in the 2012 State Championship, ending the Scotties season 14-1.


The Glasgow Scottie Band traditionally wears full Scottish regalia as its uniform, and often includes bagpipe players. The band was directed by Charles B. Honeycutt for more than two decades; he later became the school's principal, then mayor of Glasgow. The band was also directed by Corey Bonds until July 2014, and after directing the band to achieve enormous success, Bonds announced on July 18, 2014 that he would be resigning and moving to work at Campbellsville University. The band is now directed by Jonathon Holmes, a University of Kentucky graduate who, in 2014, moved from his position at Adair County High School to succeed Bonds.

The band participates in marching band contests sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association, Bands of America, and the MidStates Band Association throughout the marching season. The marching band has made eight state finals appearances, in 1986, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. The Scottie band won the class 3A state championship in 1986 and 2A state championship in 2010, 2012, and 2013. The band also includes a concert band which runs throughout the entire school year, and a pep band which performs at home games during the basketball season. They also participate at many community events throughout the year, most notably the Christmas parade and the Highland Games.

Academic team[edit]

In 2015 Glasgow High School won the Quick Recall State Championship, known among Kentucky academic competitions as the Governor's Cup. The team consisted of Hunter Lindsey, Olivia Kiser, Jacob Cooper, Caleb Barfield, James Dyer, Garrison Page, Anish Patel and Rajeev Nair. The team was coached by Todd Garrison.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "2013–2014 Audited School Enrollments (in alphabetic order)" (PDF). Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Glasgow Daily Times

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