Highlands High School

2400 Memorial Pkwy
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 1%
Serving 995 students in grades 9-12, Highlands High School ranks in the top 1% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 995 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : 98% (Top 5% in KY)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 73% (Top 1%)
  • : 80% (Top 1%)
  • : 42% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Highlands High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Highlands High School's student population of 995 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
995 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

Highlands High School ranks within the top 1% of all 1,267 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highlands High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (KY)
#7 out of 1267 schools
(Top 1%)
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73%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highlands High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highlands High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
42%
22%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Highlands High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
90%
74%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Kentucky.
0.19
This chart display the diversity score of Highlands High School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
98%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Highlands High School and public school graduation rate of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highlands High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Highlands High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highlands High School's ranking?
Highlands High School is ranked #7 out of 1,267 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Kentucky.
What schools are Highlands High School often compared to?
Highlands High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Campbell County High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
73% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% KY state average), while 80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% KY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Highlands High School?
The graduation rate of Highlands High School is 98%, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 90%.
How many students attend Highlands High School?
995 students attend Highlands High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Highlands High School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highlands High School?
Highlands High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Highlands High School offer ?
Highlands High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Highlands High School part of?
Highlands High School is part of Fort Thomas Independent School District.

School Reviews

5   9/19/2015
i love this school so much its amazing you get frozen yogurt at lunch they treat you with respect and kindness and every one is nice to eachother
- Posted by Student/Alumni - kaitl

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 995 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : 98% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 73% (Top 1%)
  • : 80% (Top 1%)
  • : 42% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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