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Farmers RECC

504 South Broadway
Glasgow, KY 42142
P: +1 270-651-2191

Education and Workforce Partnership Efforts

Project Lead The Way offers a different approach to learning and teaching. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. Students are exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through three different K-12 Pathways; Biomedical Science, Computer Science, and Engineering. PLTW’s mission is to prepare students for the global economy. We are creating the future workforce for high skilled – high wage jobs in the Commonwealth.


Students in South Central Kentucky are receiving some of the best education in the state of Kentucky, with several innovative teaching methods and class breakdowns to assist students in learning to their full potential.

In addition, most of our area schools have undergone building upgrades, modifications, or have moved into new facilities.

South Central Kentucky is investing in its' students.


The Barren County School District introduced it's Phoenix program as an alternative way of learning, in hopes to keep at-risk youth from dropping out. Class sizes are small and the students feel more comfortable asking questions and learning.

The Hart County School District participates in the Leader in Me program, while Cub Run Elementary was listed as a Top 10 Middle School in the state of Kentucky.

The Metcalfe County School District recently renovated their Primary Center and participates in the Gear Up program.

Glasgow Independent Schools belong to the Kentucky High Performing Districts Alliance and their recent renovation at Glasgow High School earned them a LEED certification.

Caverna Independent Schools serves areas of Horse Cave and Cave City and has approximately 5,800 students.

All area public schools participate heavily in 4-H Reality Store programs, College and Career Fairs , dual-credit courses and other programs to help get their students ready for the workforce or higher education.


The Glasgow Christian Academy is a private Christian school in Glasgow serving 160 students with a staff ratio of 10 to 1.


Just minutes away in nearby Bowling Green, KY is the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Sciences, voted the number one high school in the nation at the Daily Beast. This selective high school allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses while doing research in their field of study.

Colleges and Universities

Farmers RECC's headquarters is located in Glasgow, Kentucky, home to a satellite campus of Western Kentucky University. WKU's main campus is located in nearby Bowling Green, KY with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. Kentucky is also home to seven other state universities, including the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University.

Community Colleges

The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College System has six locations, two of which are located in Glasgow, Kentucky and serves more than 16,000 students across 10 Kentucky counties.

Data Name Value Percent
Enrollments (ages 3+)
K - 12th grade 14,245 17.62%
College, Undergrad. 2,837 3.51%
Grad. or Prof. School 501 0.62%
Enrollments (ages 18 to 24)
Enrolled in College or Grad. School 1,386 20.08%
Attainment (ages 18 to 24)
Less than 9th Grade 398 5.76%
9th - 12th Grade With No Diploma 1,113 16.12%
High School Diploma 3,024 43.80%
Some College or Associate's Degree 2,130 30.85%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 239 3.46%
Attainment (ages 25+)
Less than 9th Grade 5,792 10.07%
9th - 12th Grade With No Diploma 6,419 11.16%
High School Diploma 23,260 40.44%
Some College or Associate's Degree 14,233 24.74%
Bachelor's Degree 4,599 7.99%
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,221 5.60%
Percentage, High School Graduate or Higher   78.77%
Percentage, Bachelor's Degree or Higher   13.59%
Type Count
Public Schools 38
Primary 19
Name Count
Barren County 7
Caver Independent 1
Edmonson County 2
Glasgow Independent 2
Hart County 5
Metcalfe County 2
Middle 6
Name Count
Barren County 1
Caver Independent 1
Edmonson County 2
Glasgow Independent 1
Metcalfe County 1
High 10
Name Count
Barren County 2
Caver Independent 1
Edmonson County 1
Glasgow Independent 3
Hart County 1
Kentucky Tech System 1
Metcalfe County 1
Other 3
Name Count
Barren County 1
Glasgow Independent 1
Metcalfe County 1
Not Specified 0
Private Schools 2
Elementary 2
Name Count
Nonsectarian 1
Other religion 1
Secondary 0
Combined 0
College & University Enrollments

An institution could report no enrollments, particularly if it just opened and is now accepting students for a future academic period.

  Type Ugrad Grad Total
Four-Year Universities
No Higher Education Institutions
Community Colleges
No Higher Education Institutions
Vocational / Technical Colleges
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow Private 90 0 90
Degrees By Major

Awards are listed if that field of study is available. There may be zeroes if no one graduated with an award in that field. But it is useful to know that study option exists.

  Assoc BA/BS MA/MS PhD Dr
Awards By Major

Awards are listed if that field of study is available. There may be zeroes if no one graduated with an award in that field. But it is useful to know that study option exists.

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