The Washington Post has ranked Bowling Green High School among the top three percent of schools in the country.
"I think everyone here is so excited, from our students, to our teachers, to our parents," says Gary Fields, the principal at Bowling Green High School.
One student, who graduated days ago, got a 33 on her ACT and is going to study psychology.
She also is a Presidential Scholar for Western Kentucky University and says teachers at Bowling Green High prepared her for what's to come.
"They don't really baby us by the time we are seniors, they kind of expect us to figure things out on our own, they guide us and are always there to help us, but they give a lot of responsibility for students to do most of the work," says Alex Oldham, who just graduated from BGHS.
Another student, who also just graduated, is planning on studying animal sciences at Western.
She says a project she did in her advanced placement calculus class not only taught her formulas, but also important skills that can be used in a real life setting.
"We had to drive for ten minutes and write down our speed every minute and our mileage and everything else, and then we had to go back to class the next day and graph the different points," says Lauren Hanna, who also just graduated from BGHS.
Both students also say their teachers acted like mentors and parents, helping them grow as a person.
"My teachers, if I was just sad one day, would come up to me and be like 'what's wrong?' They were genuinely concerned about you than just your classwork," says Hanna.
The school's principal says nearly 80 percent of seniors typically go on to a four year college.
He says the school offers nearly 20 advanced placement classes as well as dual enrollment courses.
He also says students during the 2011 - 2012 school year got a 30 or higher on their ACT.