Holmes High School

Tel: (859)655-9545
Grades: 9-12

771 students

Holmes High School serves 771 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the KY average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Holmes High School operates within the Covington Independent School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the KY state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 771 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 771 students
Holmes High School Total Students (2004-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Holmes High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Holmes High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Holmes High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
4%
Holmes High School Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
33%
11%
Holmes High School Black (2004-2012)
White
58%
81%
Holmes High School White (2004-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Holmes High School Sch Ethnicity Holmes High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.56 0.57
Holmes High School Diversity Score (2004-2012)
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.
80%
46%
Holmes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
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.
6%
7%
Holmes High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,808 students has grown by 46% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Covington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
6
Number of Students Managed 5,808 2,353
Covington Independent School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 54% 79%
Covington Independent School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $24 MM
District Spending $51 MM $23 MM
Covington Independent School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,200 $10,129
Covington Independent School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,801 $9,906
Covington Independent School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Transformational Learning Center (0.8 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 Students Grades
  • Covington Sixth District Elementary School
    19th And Maryland
    Covington , KY , 41014
    (859)292-5819
    0.5  mi  |  447  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Covington Glenn O Swing Elementary School
    501 West 19th St
    Covington , KY , 41014
    (859)292-5821
    0.7  mi  |  392  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Covington Ninth District Elementary School
    2800 Indiana Ave
    Covington , KY , 41015
    (859)292-5823
    0.8  mi  |  353  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Park Hills Transformational Learning Center
    Alternative School
    1030 Old State Rd
    Park Hills , KY , 41011
    (859)581-7512
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Park Hills Covington Adult High School
    Alternative School
    1030 Old State Rd
    Park Hills , KY , 41011
    (859)292-5864
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  37  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 25, 2011 - 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

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Covington, KY public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.45, which is higher than the Kentucky average of 0.22. The most diverse school in Covington is Covington Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kentucky or national school diversity statistics.