25th And Madison Ave
Covington, KY 41014
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Holmes High School serves 828 students in grades 9-12.
Holmes High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 828 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Holmes High School's student population of 828 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
828 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
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School Rankings

Holmes High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Holmes High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1230 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
22%
8%
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Black
28%
11%
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White
39%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   5/23/2022
I love this school I have gone here since 6th grade and I'm currently in 9th this is a really good school yeah there is a lot of drama but the teachers are great and teach in fun ways I wouldn't go to any other school!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - anonymous
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 Student/Alumni - ohhmy

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 828 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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