Holmes High School
Holmes High School serves 807 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 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Holmes High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Holmes High School's student population of 807 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1230 out of 1263 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education
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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