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Last Updated: 8/6/2021 5:10 PM

 

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Elizabethtown High School

620 North Mulberry Street
Elizabethtown, KY  42701
Phone: (270) 769-3381
Fax: (270) 769-2539

http://etown.kyschools.us/1/Home
C.E.E.B. Number: 180-740

Administration:

Thad Elmore, Principal thad.elmore@etown.kyschools.us
Jami Reynolds, Assistant Principal jami.reynolds@etown.kyschools.us
Karl Olive, Assistant Principal karl.olive@etown.kyschools.us

 

Counseling Office:

Tanya Major: School Counselor (all students last name A-J) tanya.major@etown.kyschools.us 
Melissa Butler: School Counselor (all students last names K-Z) melissa.butler@etown.kyschools.us 
Samra Franklin: Counseling Office Secretary samra.franklin@etown.kyschools.us 
Counseling Office Fax Number: (270) 769-5223

 

Introduction:

For over 200 years, nestled in the Heartland of Kentucky, Elizabethtown Independent Schools has served the educational needs of students in our district.  Elizabethtown High School serves grades 9-12 and meets the needs of all students through a broad and varied curriculum, a wide range of co-curricular activities, innovative as well as traditional methods of teaching and an outstanding counseling program.  A charter member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1918, EHS is the recipient of many state and national honors and is known throughout the State of Kentucky for setting a standard of excellence.  Enrollment of approximately 750 students gives EHS the ability to offer smaller class sizes and affords students the opportunity for more individualized attention.  

 

Mission Statement:

Through a culture of Excellence, Elizabethtown High School provides the knowledge and resources for ALL students to achieve their highest level and become productive citizens in a global society.

 

School Highlights:

  • In 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017, Elizabethtown High School was selected as a Silver Medal High School by the US News and World Report designating EHS as one of the best high schools in Kentucky.  

  • In 2019, Elizabethtown High School was ranked 22nd in the state and in 2020, Elizabethtown was ranked 29th in the state by US News and World Report

  • This year’s senior class scored an ACT composite of 21.0.

  • Elizabethtown High School has earned 14 State Championships in Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Boys Swimming, Girls Swimming, and Track.  

 

Curriculum:

Elizabethtown High School stresses student mastery of basic skills. Students profit from courses that prepare them for either college admission, vocational technical training or the world of work. The faculty and staff are dedicated to assisting each student in developing his or her intellectual, social, aesthetic and emotional abilities. In addition to regular instructional studies, EHS offers Gifted Services and also offers seniors the opportunity to take dual credit classes in conjunction with Campbellsville University, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University.

 

Grading Scale: 95 and above A
  88-94 B
  77-87 C
  70-76 D
  below 70 F

 

Classes listed as Honors receive a grade multiplier of 1.05 to their numeric grade average each nine weeks and to their semester exams.  Classes identified as Advanced Placement (AP) will receive a grade multiplier of 1.08 to their numeric grade each nine weeks and to their semester exams.  The following Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered at Elizabethtown High School 

 

Honors Courses AP Courses
PreAP English 1 AP English Language
PreAP English 2 AP English Literature
English 101/102 AP Human Geography
WKU Public Speaking AP World History
PreAP Algebra 1 AP US History
PreAP Geometry AP US Government & Politics
PreAP Algebra 2 AP Biology
College Algebra AP Physics 1
Pre Calculus AP Calculus AB
PreAP Chemistry 1 AP Statistics
Anatomy & Physiology AP Spanish Language
Advanced Band  
Spanish 3  
Electrical/Electronics Engineering  

 

A graduate of Elizabethtown High School must earn a minimum of 22 credits.  Required courses for all students include:  English – 4 credits; Math – 3 credits; Science – 3 credits; Social Studies – 3 credits; Health – ½ credit; Physical Education – ½ credit; History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts – 1 credit; and 6 to 7 elective credits. 

 

AP Data:

In 2019-20, 
29% of students at EHS took an AP course.
77% of students enrolled in an AP course took the exam.
52% of students that took an AP exam earned a qualifying score.
Our average score on the exam was 2.67.
We had 20 AP Scholars, 10 AP Scholars with Honors,  and 7 AP Scholars with Distinction

 

Career Pathways:

We offer several Business Pathways to include: Business Management, Finance, and E-Commerce. We also offer an Engineering Pathway through Project Lead the Way, and we have an Early Childhood Education Pathway through our Family and Consumer Sciences department.  Our most recent addition is an Information Technology pathway, Information Support and Services. All enrollments are growing.