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10379 US 42
Union, KY 41091

(859) 384-5300
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July 14, 2012
I have had 2 students graduate from this school, with 2 more graduating soon. They have gone on to excel in excellent colleges out of state. Ryle did an excellent job preparing them for college and life. Ryle's academics were right in line with my kids peers who attended schools in other states, often private schools. Is it perfect? No, but it is a good public school!

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2011
Ryle High School let down both of my children. After two extremely frustrating years, we moved out of state. The mode of dealing with children struggling in school is detenton and humiliating meetings with vice principles who do not show the skill sets to complete the job they are being paid for. Counselors were a no show. After leaving, both my children received excellent counseling, access to great programs and proper medical analysis to help them be successful in life.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
Yes ryle is a mediocre school yes AP classes are great if they let your child in. A child should be able to pursue an education without persucution just because one needs bigger print or in wheelchair does not make them stupid. This school only care about mony they are munching off state money. Culture its okay not munch half the kids probably have no idea what is going on other than whats in their little area.Although teachers are wonderful the principal is horrible.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2011
As a current student and senior at Ryle, I can honestly and accurately say that it is an amazing school. Ryle encourages students to do and be the best they can. For people who say athletes or anyone for that matter coast through don't have the full story. No one coasts through unless they have made the choice to take easy classes. Ryle offers so many AP and Honors courses, so it is up to the individual and their parents to make their schedule challenging. The staff is very helpful and encouraging, but they won't take you by the hand and force you into the right classes. Another note worthy aspect of Ryle is the abundance of extra-curricular activities. From sports to honors clubs to arts programs, Ryle offers and excels. But once again, participation is completely up to the individual. Since I decided as a Freshman that I wanted all that Ryle could offer me, I have benefitted greatly and truly appreciate the education I have received, the amazing experiences I have had, and the endless opportunities I now have ahead of me.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2011
I graduated from Ryle it's okay cares more about sports than actual knowledge. I transfered my sophmore year from boone big mistake. I was harrassed by the counsler who would not leave me alone. I was not allowed in honor classes because I am visually disabled not mental. I rather go back to drug infested city school than there. They have no respect for anyone even the law one day I hope the ACLU or somthing shuts them down.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2011
The speech and debate team is great program. Excellent teachers but watch out if your kid has disabilities. Child has physical disabilities not mental ones they will not allow to let them go into honor class even though they qualify all standards. Took me two years to take them out of special program and into regular classes. They may be visually impaired but has very high test scores.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
I have graduates of Larry A Ryle High School who are now having much success in college. Ryle prepared them with a rigorous AP or honors course load and offered them many leadership opportunities through organizations like FBLA and Student Council. It was ultimately their choice to take the courses load they did. If your student is motivated as mine were it is a high school that will prepare them for a successful college degree. They must be active in their decision to be a strong student and a particiaptor in the many extra curricular choices.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
My son is a student at Larry A. Ryle High School. He is getting an amazing education. Is the school perfect? Of course not, but it is as strong as any school I have witnessed. The teachers care and the principals are involved and pay attention to all of the students. The honors and AP programs are growing and there is feeling that all students can and should be successful.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
This is the best highschool! They really do care about the students and really do everything to help them. The sports are outstanding as well!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
Great academics, faculty/staff, facilities and extracurriculars!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2009
A truly mediocre school. We moved here from out of state and were told what a wonderful school Ryle was and how demanding it was academically. My daughter is in honors courses, but I was not seeing any homework. She told me she was doing it in class. When I asked further, I learned that the teacher was giving them time to do their homework in class. The 'homework' was later reviewed in class, but it was never seen by the teacher. Frankly, the level of education is quite poor, though it may not be apparent to someone whose children have been educated locally. Reasonably safe, lots of athletic opportunities, but if you want something demanding academically, this is not the place to come.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
Ryle is a great school and is very educated. I am a freshman and i play football and wrestle and its great coaching staff, but they are very strict on grades which is a good thing. So we are academically strong as well athletically. But there are many people who are very snobby or think they are better than you

- submitted by a student
no rating December 18, 2008
Ryle is a great school. I went there freshman year, and transferred to Boone sophomore year. At ryle, the atmosphere is wonderful. Students and teachers are very friendly and welcoming. Boone is no comparison. I totally disagree with the comment that said 'I say good morning and they just give me a weird look...and they never smile.' When I attended Ryle the entire staff seemed like very happy people, always smiling and put forth effort to have 'small talk' even if you just pass them in the hallway. Ryle is very strong in their academic and athletic programs. You might hear/see drugs at this school but a very scarce amount and, seriously, its a public high school, I don't know of any public high schools that have 0 students using drugs. And the bathrooms never smelled of smoke. This school definately deserves to be #1 in the nation!

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August 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
really poor principal leaderships do not recommend if can afford private schooling. teachers most just show up give assignment, and the principals dont care what the teachers have to say.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
I actually go there and yes it is a great school.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
May 05, 2007
I am a 2006 graduate and I absolutely loved this school. Students have a fair say in their schedule. They can make it as difficult or as easy as they like. The teachers there are wonderful and do their best to help you with whatever you need. They have a strong English program as well as a strong Math program. Their extracurricular activities are wonderful in both sports, honors programs, and clubs. They have everything from NHS to guitar club. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and was very ready for college once I got here!

- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2007
I am currently a sophomore at Ryle and although it isn't terrible, it's sometimes hard for me to believe that we're the best school in northern Kentucky. The overall education a student receives is fairly good and I've heard many students say that they were well prepared for college, however it has its problems. Even though there are many good teachers, some simply need to be removed. Students have an easy time coasting by without much effort. Because of the size, the administrative staff is distant. Most importantly, students are not challenged. Overall, I think it's a very good school for the average or below-average student, but if your child is gifted, stay as far away as possible.

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2007
Grad in 2002. Ryle is strong in academics, yes, there's no doubt there. The English program was especially strong and I was more than prepared for college. However, from what I remember, athelete's had an easy time coasting by.

- submitted by a former student
July 07, 2006
I attended Ryle during the first 3 years it was open. From the first day the school opened I felt nothing more then the best! All that have the privlage to attended this school should be very thankfu!

- submitted by a former student
June 04, 2006
Good school comparatively in this region. Due to size of school, kids seem more like numbers and individuals.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
I have had 2 children at Ryle with one still there. The academic programs seem challenging and the content for AP and Honors classes seems adequate for KY state schools, however unless a student takes it upon his or herself to go beyond the work level at Ryle, they will struggle at acheiving the entrance scores needed for more discriminating schools. There are an abundance of extra-curricular activities to be involved with. Sports programs cover a wide range of programs for both sexes. Football aside, there's little effort in selecting qualified coaches that teach leadership skills thus most chose captains and allow playtime based on seniority and popularity. There seems to be a decent level of parental involvement especially for the extracurricular activies and dances which does ease a parents mind when they are at these activities. Overall academically it's a decent school but fails to truly teach leadership skills.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
The quality of academic programs at Ryle was excellent. Students were always encouraged to challenge and express themselves. My four years, were filled with advance placement classes and rigorous sports schedules, and at many times I felt overwhelmed with the amount of work I was taking home. The arts department was also excellent. The discipline was strict, but it kept me on task. In essence, it was my time in high school (at Ryle) which prepared me for the rigorous mental and physical challenges I would encounter when I joined the Marine Corps. Thank you, keep it up. JDP class of 03'

- submitted by a former student
February 12, 2006
I have two daughters now at UK who graduated from Ryle and were both very well prepared for college. At both their graduations the students spontaneously stood to give their principal a standing ovation. Also, both daughters told me they always felt safe in this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
Ryle is a vary nice school,and is well kept. The teachers are vary nice and great at teaching yet some can get better. There are some that just need the push to deal with misbehaving students. Other than that I think that Ryle is a nice school. I chose it over Boone County myself.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2005
Academically, the school is great, I as a junior am able to take the classes that best suit my interests. I am in an ap english class, which I love (the teacher is awesome) and, the rest of my classes are honors. There are also classes suited for students who do not want to be as challenged. All of the teachers and wonderful. The opportunity for extra-curricular activities and good, but i will say that it is a little time comsuming. I am an athletic person, but I don't want a sport to take up my whole life. Art and music programs are some of the best, we have a lot of talented people at Ryle, and I think that they are receiving the attention that they need and want. The teachers could communicate a little more with parents, and visa versa but that is minor, and easily dealt with. !

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2005
I'll agree with the person who wrote about Ryle being not a very ' student friendly' school. Yes, they do push you hard. You will be well prepared for college (I was) , and they do offer many activites to participate in. However, the environment in which the students are placed in everyday is poor compared to other state schools and schools around the country. You should be able to walk in the halls and be reconized, not treated like an immate. Students are there to recieve a good education with positive learning experiences. Being on the 'varsity soccer team' or able to be apart of many clubs is a second priority. Ryle needs to take a page out of some other schools books. Take the security cameras down, be more strict on the students that need direction and lighten up on a bit for the students that do well. 98 Graduate

- submitted by a former student
November 21, 2005
Who every wrote that last comment...i am sorry but thats not how i see it at all! I am a senior at Ryle this year...class of 2006! I love it here! I keep on hearing that we will be prepared for college and I have talked to students who have graduated in the past..and I am coming to realize this is true. Next year, I am going to be prepared for my classes thanks to how hard they push us here at Ryle. We also have many clubs and sports...personally I am in NHS, HHS, Student Council, FBLA, and play varsity soccer! District and Regional Champs this year in 2005! Anyways..Ryle is a great school! I loved my four years here!

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2005
I don't really like this school. I'm an honor student here, I'm in NHS, swimteam, and FBLA, so don't get me wrong here. It's the nicest school in northern KY, they fund a lot of public activities, and have the best music program. But there are plenty of downsides to this school. There is a lot of purchasing drugs here, smoking in the bathroom everyday, and kids spitting chewing tobacco in the floors. There are videocameras everywhere, and they don't let us go anywhere in the morning or at lunch except to stay in the commons and lunch room. They're always questioning us on where we go and never smile. When I say good morning!, they just look at you and you keep walking by; how rude! Kids are always swearing,talking back to the teacher, and they make us share lockers with another person. It's not that great of a school.

- submitted by a student
June 11, 2005
My daughter graduated from Ryle in 2003 and said she felt better prepared for college than many of her classmates in college at Western Kentucky University. She is a biology major. The opportunities to take advanced placement courses are very good.

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May 10, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 26, 2005
My son is a senior there this year, and I have to say, even though he was very reluctant to switch, he is very happy and has many friends. The community is a considerably wealthy neighborhood, but the kids are great, everyone is the same to them. It is nice to see that kids from all walks of life etc... get along and care about each other as much as they do.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
this is the best school the teachers are great they help me with everything i need help with.

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2004
I have had 2 children attend this school and i have to say that they learned a lot. Ryle is indeed in a wealthy community but this doesnt get to the students. Everyone is friends with everyone and that is what matters the most. In the years that my children attended, they always recognized the teachers as well as the administration for being so intuned to the students wants needs and desires to make the school a better place. Its too bad that other students dont have the chance to go to a gorgeous school with wonderful students, sports, and activities. Ryle is the best high school in the area! go raiders!!!

- submitted by a former student
November 05, 2004
Ryle High School's campus is like a small college atmosphere with approximately 1200 mstudets in grades 9-12. The campus is in the heart of Union, Kentucky and its beautiful horsed farms, and has a sprawling campus of that includes Gray Middle School and has the challenging Lassing Point Golf Course on its west side nest to the impressive high school football stadium. Ryle High School has achieved academic and athletic excellence throughout its history. The college preparatoy curriculum offered for students to achieve is outstanding and among the best in the nation. The athletic teams are very strong and large, and also rank among the best in high schools throughout the country. Ryle has produced many National Merit scholars (and scholarships) as well as Division I and II atghletic scholarships for its students. Ryle is an oujtstanding high school that is highly rated for it academic and athletic excellence throughout the country.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
i think that it is an excelent school for everyone.

- submitted by a student
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Larry A. Ryle High School
10379 US 42, Union, KY  41091
(859) 384-5300
Last modified Larry A. Ryle High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Larry A. Ryle High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top