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About This School

Larry A. Ryle High School is a public high school in Union. 1,588 students go to Larry A. Ryle High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the 1,588 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Larry A. Ryle High School is 17:1. Randall K. Cooper High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 89%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great academics faculty/staff facilities and extracurriculars!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    I actually go there and yes it is a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    Good school comparatively in this region. Due to size of school kids seem more like numbers and individuals.

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