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8-12 & Ungraded
Shelbyville, KY
Students enrolled: 1,202

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1701 Frankfort Rd
Shelbyville, KY 40065

(502) 633-2344
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May 20, 2010
I have never had a problem being a student in Shelby County High School until this year. There are too many changes that the majority of the students are not in favor of. I am not blaming our principal, but I recognize that ever since the start of our principal's term, there has been nothing but strict rules, and absense of priviledges, such as: the taking away of senior bell/(in which seniors were given permission to leave school ten-fifteen minutes earlier to avoid the horrendous traffic that we experience everyday now), the taking away of our spirit week and pep rally in the Spring homecoming game, the postponement of yearbooks until next schoolyear, and more. The most notable is the taking away of our freedom to individualize our senior pictures from now on - the most special part of the yearbook. I don't recoment this school unless you seek totalitarian dictatorship.

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April 09, 2010
This was one of the worst schools I've ever been to in my entire life. Their is almost no consistency in the rules that every parent thinks are being enforced. I see tobacco products being used by students all the time in almost every class I have. The dress code is absolutely pointless, and only a few teachers enforce it. Students are able to get away with just wearing polo's in front of the teachers who enforce dress code and taking them off when they get to a different classroom or out in the hallway. In most of my classes, I feel like I am not being taught, only assigned work, and forced to teach myself how to do the work. I would not recommend your child attend this high school.

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September 16, 2009
We are an awesome school. Shelby County High, has the best teachers! They are laid back and really on demand; they try to help us with everything!

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December 15, 2007
there are too many fights tjat are not kept under controll and i just dont feel that i am safe here!! i am gald that it is my senior year!

- submitted by a student

November 08, 2007
I love this school overall. The dress code is ridiculous sometimes. The principals can tend to be strict over stupid things. The teachers though, are amazing. I love most of my teachers. We really need more school spirit. Dicipline here is good most of the time. Sometimes in my classes i have that are not honors (one) we have many distractions by other students a lot and it get extremely annoying at times. The dress code is my least favorite thing at this school, it could be a little less strict, and this school is one of the only high schools that I know of with a dress code like this... I wish we could dress normal. Other than that this school is great, it has a fun environment, and the teachers are awesome.

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November 08, 2006
I am a former student from SCHS and I have to brag because SC is one of the best schools in the state. I not only learned educational things but I was taught how to deal with real life situations and how the choices we make now affect us in the future. The teachers at SCHS are completely amazing... I will never forget the kindness and respect I felt when I walked into a classroom at SC. Many teachers stick out in my mind and yet so do the office staff. They seemed to be my favorite people and in a way they were not only workers but friends! I will truly never forget my years as a Rocket and I know because of the leadership and friendship I experienced at Shelby County I will not only succeed in life but I will make a difference!

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August 25, 2005
I think that the person who was talking about the favoritism towards students with siblings in Ivy League schools is extremely rude. I know the family that they are talking about. All of the children in that family are in Ivy League schools, except for the youngest who is still in high school. i know that everyone of them deserved the grades they got while in high school because they worked hard, they were never 'given' a grade. I like SCHS its a great place to go to school, most of the teachers are pretty great and students are generally pretty cool. the biggest complaint you'll hear from the students is about the administration, the principals could be a little better at what they do. The new dress code can also be a bit ridiculous at times. We could also use a bit more school spirit when it comes to football!

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August 24, 2005
Here's an update on the school as of this school year (2005-2006), I am only a freshman at the school, and this year, there is a very strict dress code, and there is just enough discipline, not too much, and not too little. The school is my favorite that I've ever been to, and I have moved around a lot. I think it is a great school. =D

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August 12, 2005
I have to say, I disagree about the no discipline. There is plenty of discipline at SCHS and I have never encountered many disturbances during class time. There are the regular disturbances that are going to occur at any public school, despite what measures the school puts in place. This school is alright, it could use some more AP classes and definitely more school spirit (there isn't any). Also, especially since SCHS is located in a small town, there tends to be a lot of favoritism toward students whose parents are 'big' in the community. Especially if those students have siblings that go on to Ivy League schools, teachers tend to think that those students are better than others, and will give them an A simply because they are the kind of students that work hard, EVEN when the student really deserves something lower, even if it is a B.

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May 31, 2004
This school is an okay school, I really would like to see more discipline within the students and maybe a little bit stricter codes. There are too many students without discipline, and running around the halls, disturbing my class time, and making other students unfocused because of the way that they dress, and it makes the teacher have to stop teaching to actually get their attention. But on a good note, a lot of the teachers are really cool.

- submitted by a student
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Shelby County High School
1701 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville, KY  40065
(502) 633-2344
Last modified Shelby County High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shelby County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top