Holmes High School

Holmes High School serves 859 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the KY average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Holmes High School operates within the Covington Independent School District.
Covington Independent School District's 51% graduation rate is lower than the KY state average of 82%.

School Overview

The student population of 859 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 859 students
Holmes High School Total Students (2004-2014)
Gender % Holmes High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Holmes High School Total Teachers (2004-2014)
Students by Grade Holmes High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 17:1
Holmes High School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2014)
Hispanic
7%
5%
Holmes High School Black Students (2008-2014)
Black
32%
11%
Holmes High School Black Students (2004-2014)
White
53%
79%
Holmes High School White Students (2004-2014)
Two or more races
8%
3%
Holmes High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.24
Holmes High School Diversity Score (2004-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
68%
48%
Holmes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
Holmes High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

Covington Independent School District's student population of 4,218 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 51% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,918 is higher than the state average of $10,260. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,918 is higher than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Covington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
6
Number of Students Managed 4,218 2,336
Covington Independent School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 51% 82%
Covington Independent School District Graduation Rate (2000-2014)
District Total Revenue $50 MM $24 MM
Covington Independent School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $50 MM $24 MM
Covington Independent School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,918 $10,260
Covington Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,918 $10,180
Covington Independent School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Chapman Vocational Education Center (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Transformational Learning Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sixth District Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CovingtonChapman Vocational Education CenterVocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0 miles
    25th And Madison Streets
    CovingtonKY 41014
    (859)291-5911
    09-12n/a
  • CovingtonSixth District Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 489 students
    0.5 miles
    19th And Maryland
    CovingtonKY 41014
    (859)292-5819
    0.5KG-5489
  • CovingtonGlenn O Swing Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 433 students
    0.7 miles
    501 West 19th St
    CovingtonKY 41014
    (859)292-5821
    0.7KG-5433
  • LatoniaNinth District Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 350 students
    0.8 miles
    2800 Indiana Ave
    LatoniaKY 41015
    (859)292-5823
    0.8KG-5350
  • CovingtonTransformational Learning CenterAlternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 50 students
    0.8 miles
    1030 Old State Rd
    CovingtonKY 41011
    (859)581-7512
    0.8PK-1250

School Reviews

a. Holmes High School is one of the only schools in the states that offers the Internaitional Baccalaureate Program, one of the most prestigious college-preparatory programs offered in the country. b. While funding is being cut, Holmes has a lively theater department and choir, a marching and stage band, and IB art classes. c. Holmes is known mostly for its achievements in basketball. d. Considering parts of the school are almost 100 years old, it is not the newest looking school, but it is not run down. e. Parent involvement is at the discretion of individual parents. Most parents of Holmes High School students have full time, working class jobs that do not always allow for involvement, but there are a healthy number of parents involved in decision making and after school activities.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 02/25/11

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