Simon Kenton High School

Simon Kenton High School serves 1,639 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the KY average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Simon Kenton High School operates within the Kenton County School District.
The school district's 82% graduation rate is higher than the KY state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 1639 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,639 students
Simon Kenton High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Simon Kenton High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Simon Kenton High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 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 19:1 16:1
Simon Kenton High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Simon Kenton High School Asian (1995-1998)
Hispanic
1%
4%
Simon Kenton High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
1%
11%
Simon Kenton High School Black (1989-2012)
White
95%
81%
Simon Kenton High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Simon Kenton High School Sch Ethnicity Simon Kenton 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.
0.10 0.57
Simon Kenton High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
20%
46%
Simon Kenton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
5%
7%
Simon Kenton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,607 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Kenton County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
6
Number of Students Managed 14,607 2,353
Kenton County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 82% 79%
Kenton County School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $130 MM $24 MM
District Spending $126 MM $23 MM
Kenton County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,358 $10,129
Kenton County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,028 $9,906
Kenton County 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 Scott High School (5.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Twenhofel Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kenton Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Independence Kenton Elementary School
    11246 Madison Pk
    Independence , KY , 41051
    (859)356-3781
    0.2  mi  |  645  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Independence Twenhofel Middle School
    11846 Taylor Mill Rd
    Independence , KY , 41051
    (859)356-5559
    1.2  mi  |  734  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Independence White's Tower Elementary School
    2977 Harris Pk
    Independence , KY , 41051
    (859)356-9668
    1.3  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Independence Summit View Elementary School
    5006 Madison Pk
    Independence , KY , 41051
    (859)363-4700
    2.2  mi  |  850  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Independence Summit View Middle School
    5002 Madison Pk
    Independence , KY , 41051
    (859)363-4800
    2.3  mi  |  799  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Did You Know?
Kenton County, 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 0.27, which is lower than the Kentucky average of 0.57. The most diverse school district in Kenton County is Beechwood Ind School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kentucky or national school diversity statistics.