Holmes High School

  • Holmes High School serves 831 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Holmes High School's student population of 831 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students831 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Holmes High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Holmes High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#1146 out of 1,251 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Hispanic
12%
6%
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Black
32%
11%
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White
46%
77%
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Holmes High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.670.39
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Graduation Rate85-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Holmes High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCovington Independent School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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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.
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