- In 1990-91 Belfry received the award of being a Kentucky State School of Excellence.
- In 1992-93, it was honored as a Kentucky State Blue Ribbon School.
- In 1994, Belfry was selected as the "Best of the States" Winner by the State of Kentucky.
- Belfry was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education in 1993. Belfry is one of 15 High Schools in Kentucky to receive this award (1 of 10 public High Schools).
- Physical Science Teacher, Dr. Haridas Chandran, was selected in 2010 for the National Science Foundation NanoTeach Pilot Test Teacher. He was one of only 20 teachers nationwide to be selected for this honor.
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