Principals Message
On behalf of the staff at Somerset High School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year! We are looking forward to another great year to continue the vision we have set for our students and continue the student-centered focus on high quality teaching and learning, continued recognition and success on the state and national levels and u...

School Closings / Delays

Somerset Independent Schools will be CLOSED



due to inclement weather.

February School Board Meeting

Somerset Independent School District's
February 9, 2016 Monthly Board Meeting
will begin at 6:00 PM in
Meece Middle School Cafeteria

All State Junior High SSA Chorus

Maryanna Meadows and Kenzie Buckler represented Somerset High School at the KMEA conference as part of the 2016 All State Junior High SSA Chorus

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All-State Choir Performance

Makenzie Gooch represented Somerset High School as part of the 2016 All State Women's Choir at the KMEA conference.

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SHS Basketball Homecoming

The 2015 Somerset High School Basketball Homecoming Queen will be crowned at the Somerset Whitley County basketball game on Friday, February 12, 2016.  Senior candidates for homecoming queen are: Taylor Turner, Topanga Brown, Ashton Litton, Tristan Muse, Aly Bourne, Holly Demunbrun, Alina Asif, Allie Brummett, and Aubrey Kelley.

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SHS Leadership Ambassadors

The Somerset High School Gifted and Talented Leadership Ambassador team spent the day at the Kentucky State Capital.

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Character Salute

Somerset High School would like to congratulate the following students for being selected to receive the Character Salute for the month of January. 

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Character Word of the Month

The character word of the month is Honesty. 

Junior Class Fundraiser

Mandy Lynch is hosting a fundraiser for the Junior Class.  All money raised during the photography session will be donated towards prom.  Appointments can be scheduled with Ms. Lynch by calling 305-6742. 

FAFSA Assistance

Mr. Keith Ritchie from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority will be at SHS on Thursday, February 11 from 4-6 p.m.  to help families who may need additional assistance with the FAFSA. 

Change to School Calendar

The Somerset Independent School Calendar has been changed.

The calendar has been adjusted to make up days missed for snow.

School will be in session on
February 15th, 2016

March 18th, 2016


Somerset Plan B Inclement Weather Plan

The routes within the city district will run the regular schedule and regular route.


The routes in Science Hill will run as follows:


  1. US27- East 635 – Keeney will be picked on Keeney at 7:00 AM/ Drop off 3:20PM

  2. Keeney – West 635 will be picked up on West 635 at 7:05 AM/ Drop off 3:25PM

  3. East Todd Road at Valley View/Hardee’s at 7:10AM/ Drop off 3:30 PM

  4. Johnny Rd will be picked up at Hilltop Homes and West 635 at 7:15 AM/ Drop off 3:35 PM

  5. Norwood /Mt. Zion will be picked up atAce Auto at 7:20AM /Drop off 3:40 PM

  6. Last pick up (in case missed stop) D&D Shell at 7:25 AM/ Drop off 3:45.


Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

Students currently in grades 9, 10 & 11 interested in business/leadership with a 3.0+ GPA are encouraged to apply for the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) through the Center for Rural Development. The application deadline is March 16. Apply online at

Somerset High School News Broadcast for 2015-2016

View SHS video broadcast HERE

SBDM Minority Representative Openings

The Somerset Independent School System is actively seeking minority parents of children in the school district to serve on SBDM Councils and committees at Hopkins Elementary School, Meece Middle School, and Somerset High School.  For more information please contact the school Principal or Cloyd J. Bumgardner at the Somerset Central Office (679-4451).

Board Approves Calendar

The Somerset Independent Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 School Calendar at the March 10, 2015 Board Meeting.

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Somerset High School
301 College Street
Somerset, KY 42501  

Phone: 606.678.4721  
Fax: 606.677.0087