Ryle High School

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Ryle High School
10379 Highway 42
Union, KY 41091

United States
Coordinates38°55′59″N 84°40′39″W / 38.933015°N 84.677492°W / 38.933015; -84.677492
TypePublic Secondary
MottoThe "Union" of Technology and Tradition
School districtBoone County School District
SuperintendentDr. Randy Poe
PrincipalMatthew Turner[1]
Enrollment1,871[2] (2018–19)
Color(s)Orange, Black, and Silver

Larry A. Ryle High School is located in Union, Kentucky, USA. The school's nickname is Raiders.

Founded in 1992, it is one of four high schools (Boone County, Conner, Ryle, and Cooper) in the Boone County School District; the school was named in honor of Larry A. Ryle, a former superintendent, administrator, and teacher[3]. Historically the school's main rival has been Boone County; other major rivals include Cooper, Conner and Simon Kenton.


According to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report, Ryle was unranked nationally. As of 2017, the school earned a 49.0 on the college readiness index. The school had a 50% mathematics proficiency rating and a 72% English proficiency rating. 58% of the school was AP tested, and 72% scored a 3 or higher on their AP exams[4].

Ryle offers Advanced Placement courses, including classes in American history, art, chemistry, biology, calculus, computer science, English language and literature, and others; the school also offers honors courses, with the intent of challenging students and preparing them for post-secondary education[3].



Ryle's 2007 and 2013 baseball teams won the Regional Championship; the 2007 team compiled a record of 34-7. The 2013 team had a record of 35-4.

Boys' Basketball[edit]

The Ryle Raider boys' 2002 basketball team won Districts and the 9th Region tournament to gain a place in the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. For the first time in school history the boys' basketball team made it to Lexington to battle for the State Championship; the Raiders didn't return with a state championship, but did have a record breaking season.[citation needed]

Boys' Cross Country[edit]

The Ryle Raider boys' 2014 cross country team placed 10th in the KHSAA Class 3A State Cross Country Championship[5], the highest in the school's history.


Ryle's Fast Pitch Softball team won the State Championship in 2006, were State Runners-Up in 2007, came in 4th in 2008 and came in 7th in 2010.


State Runners-up in 2006, losing the championship game to Bowling Green.

State Runners-up in 2011, losing the championship game to St. Xavier High School (Louisville).

Regional Champions and State semi-finalists in 2017.


State runners-up in 2006, they lost the final game to Trinity High School (Louisville).


  • 3X State Runner-up: 2005, 2008, 2010
  • 2X Kentucky State Duals Runner-up 2003, 2005
  • 8X Regional Champions 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • 3X Regional Runner-up 2001, 2003, 2004
  • 3X Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Champions 2000, 2001, 2006
  • 9 straight top 10 finishes in the KHSAA State Tournament 2002-2010
  • 13 State Champions
  • 12 State Runners-up
  • 70 State Placers
  • 58 Regional Champions
  • 5 Div I Collegiate Athletes

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.boone.kyschools.us/4/Principal
  2. ^ "2018–2019 Audited School Enrollments (in alphabetical order)" (PDF). Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Tenkotte, Paul; Claypool, James (2015). The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 533–534.
  4. ^ "Larry A. Ryle High School". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  5. ^ "KHSAA Class 3A State Cross Country Championship Cross Country Meet". Athletic.net. Retrieved 2017-12-11.

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