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About Us

Last Updated: 8/3/2020 6:53 PM


Jenny Hester, Principal
Ken Waddell, Assistant Principal
Charles Wolfram, Assistant Principal
Matt Deaton, Dean of Students


School Counselors

Angela Gage: (Last Names A - G) angela.gage@warren.kyschools.us
Jeanne Meece: (Last Names H - O) jeanne.meece@warren.kyschools.us
Amber Nugent: (Last Names P - Z) amber.nugent@warren.kyschools.us


School Profile 2016-2017

Four-year public high school
Opened: August 2010
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 1230
Professional Faculty: 67
Class of 2017:  294
Accreditation:  Southern Association of Schools and Colleges



The mission of South Warren High School is to provide students with opportunities that promote vision, leadership, and life-long learning.  


Organization of the School Year

The school year consists of two semesters, each divided into two 9 week quarters.  The day is divided into four 83 minute block classes and a 30 minute enrichment-intervention period.



AP Courses Offered:
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Human Geography, Music Theory, Psychology, Physics, Statistics and United States History.  AP is an open-enrollment program.


Pre- AP courses offered:
Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry, English I, English II, Geometry, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Physics and World Civilization


Dual Credit Program:
Enables juniors and seniors to enroll in freshman courses and earn college credits at the local institutions of Western Kentucky University and South Central Kentucky Community & Technical College.


Grading Scale

Letter Grade Numeric Value Grade Points
A 100-90 4.0
B 89-80 3.0
C 79-70 2.0
D 69-60 1.0
F 59-0 0


Grade Point Average (GPA) 

GPA is computed using the above quality points.  Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation.  A minimum of 26 credits is required for graduation.  AP Courses are weighted by one point.  Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed at the completion of each quarter.  Students are ranked on both a weighted and unweighted scale.



South Warren High School is located on the south side of Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky.  Bowling Green is the third largest city in Kentucky.  Warren County is a growing community with a mix of professionals, farmers, and blue-collar workers making up the work force.  Western Kentucky University is responsible for much of the growth in the community as many graduates make Warren County their permanent home.  Warren County has a population of 133,792. Within this county,  83% of the county’s residents are white, 28% have a bachelor’s degree and the median household income is $43,316.  


Warren County Schools

Warren County Schools has 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 5 high schools.  


South Warren Accolades

2011-12 School of Distinction
Ranked at 95%tile among state high schools


2012-13 School of Distinction
Ranked at 97%tile among state high schools


2013-14 School of Distinction
Ranked at 97%tile among state high schools


2014-15 School of Distinction
Ranked at 98%tile among state high schools
14th Highest Performing High School in Kentucky


2015-16 Distinguished Rating
Ranked at 98%tile among state high schools


Advanced Placement Program
105 AP Scholar
  26 AP Scholar with Honor
  35 AP Scholar with Distinction 
    2 National AP Scholar


Governor’s Scholar Program
33 Participants
  3 Alternate


Governor’s Scholar for the Arts Program
13 Participants
  4 Alternate


Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Program
3 Participants


National Merit Program
7 Commended
7 Finalist
1 Semi Finalist (2014)


Students Accepted to the Prestigious Gatton Academy High School
10 Participants


Class of 2016

There were 264 graduates in the class of 2016.


72% attending a 4 year college
20% attending a 2 year college
 8% military/work/other


Grade Point Averages
43 earned a 4.0 +
71 earned a 3.5 – 3.99
59 earned a 3.0 – 3.49
59 earned a 2.5 – 2.99
28 earned a 2.0 – 2.49
  4 earned less than a 2.0


ACT average composite score for the class was 22.0. 


Colleges & Universities Attended by South Warren High School Graduates from the past four years:

Alice Lloyd College
Alabama, University of
Asbury University
Austin Peay State University
Ball State University
Bellarmine College
Belmont University
Berea College
Bethel University
Brescia University
Brigham Young University
Calhoun Community College
Campbellsville University
Centre College
College of the Cumberlands
Duke University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eckerd College
Florida College
Full Sail University
Georgetown College
Georgia Tech
Huntsville-Alabama, University of
Illinois Central College
Illinois College
Indiana University
Kentucky State University
Kentucky, University of
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Liberty University
Lindsey Wilson College
Lipscomb University
Louisville, University of
Middle Tennessee State University
Midway College
Missouri State University
Mount St. Joseph University
Murray State University
Nashville Auto Diesel College
New York University
Olivet Nazarene University
Parkland University
Purdue University
Shawnee State University
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College
Southeastern Illinois College
Spalding University
Tennessee, University of
The Art Institute of Tennessee
The Masters College – California
Thomas More College
Vanderbilt University
Western Kentucky University