Bourbon High School

1500 South Old Hwy 66, Bourbon, MO 65441
(573) 732-5615

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Public Grades 9-12 311 students 13 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Crawford County R-I School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bourbon High School is a public high school in West Sullivan. The principal of Bourbon High School is Mr. James Hale and can be contacted at Hales@Warhawks.K12.Mo.Us. 311 children attend Bourbon High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 52% of the 311 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bourbon High School is 13:1. Sullivan Sr. High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 96%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 1%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a student at Bourbon High a few years ago. I had some pretty good competition as far as being veledictorian. Its really the kids attitude towards school that make it worthwhile or not. Whether they learn anything really stems from home. Honestly though BHS has been in and out of principles in the last 8 years or so. And there have been teachers come and go too. I believe its the lack of incentive to stay. They can't hire someone good and keep them because of the schools budget. Lets face it Bourbon is a poor town. But all in all I had a good 4 years in high school and I wish I could go back. You learn what you need to know and it stays with you if you want it to.

  • (7 years ago)

    Wow! I don't know of anyone who could NOT make straight A's in this school. It's really a shame. All they are asked to do is regurgitate materials that were taught in some cases over four years ago. If being Valedictorian is your goal...enroll at Bourbon High School!

  • (7 years ago)

    We have been in the district for 12 years and 3 kids. Elementary and Middle School are awesome. Their classroom materials and teachers and absolutely wonderful. Then you move on to the High School -- the HS cannot keep the same teachers from year to year the cannot keep principals and the moral of the ones who do stay is AWFUL!!! There are not enough books for each student to have books in some classes favortism seems to be the priority of the day and all the while Mr. Gaines sets around over in his office and could care less!!!! I am glad this is the last year we have to deal with this HS!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Many of the teachers are interns or do not have the appropriate creditials. Tons of homework that they expect for the parent to teach their children. Always

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