Holmes High School

  • Holmes High School serves 813 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the KY average of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • 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 813 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 813 students
Holmes High School Total Students (2005-2015)
Gender % Holmes High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Holmes High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade Holmes High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 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 12:1 17:1
Holmes High School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2015)
Hispanic
10%
6%
Holmes High School Black Students (2008-2015)
Black
31%
11%
Holmes High School Black Students (2005-2015)
White
51%
78%
Holmes High School White Students (2005-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Holmes High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
8%
3%
Holmes High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Holmes High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.63 0.24
Holmes High School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
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.
62%
51%
Holmes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2015)
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.
1%
6%
Holmes High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2015)

District Comparison

  • Covington Independent School District's student population of 4,212 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 51% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,793 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,996 is higher than the state average of $10,531. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Covington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
6
Number of Students Managed 4,212 2,307
Covington Independent School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 51% 82%
Covington Independent School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue $54 MM $25 MM
Covington Independent School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $51 MM $24 MM
Covington Independent School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,793 $10,658
Covington Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,996 $10,531
Covington Independent School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CovingtonChapman Vocational Education CenterVocational School

    0 miles
    25th And Madison Streets
    CovingtonKY 41014
    (859)291-5911
    0n/an/a
  • CovingtonSixth District Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 500 students
    0.5 miles
    19th And Maryland
    CovingtonKY 41014
    (859)292-5819
    0.5KG-5500
  • CovingtonGlenn O Swing Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 474 students
    0.7 miles
    501 W 19th St
    CovingtonKY 41014
    (859)292-5821
    0.7KG-5474
  • LatoniaNinth District Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 349 students
    0.8 miles
    2800 Indiana Ave
    LatoniaKY 41015
    (859)292-5823
    0.8KG-5349
  • CovingtonTransformational Learning CenterAlternative School
    Grades: 4-12 | 56 students
    0.8 miles
    1516 Scott St
    CovingtonKY 41011
    (859)581-7512
    0.84-1256

School Reviews

5  2/25/2011
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

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
June 22, 2017
Charter Schools are emerging as an alternative to traditional system of education. Since state legislatures passed charter law in 1990, charter schools saw an enormous increase in number. Read more about how these schools operate.
June 22, 2017
Are our public schools in a state of crisis? Learn about the 10 biggest problems with public schools today, both from the perspective of the administrators and the teachers
June 22, 2017
What is a Magnet School? Read about how magnet schools differ and work when compared to other public schools.