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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Highlands High School is a top rated, public school located in Fort Thomas, KY. It has 996 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
2400 Memorial Pkwy
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Telephone
(859) 781-5900
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Highlands High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
33 responses
Average ACT
28
324 responses
AP Enrollment
51%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$71,956
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$803
National
$949
Median Home Value
$214,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • After prom party
    26%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • End of the year Highlander News Show
    14%
  • Dixie Chili after football games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
996
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,820/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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What I like about Highlands High School is that the school focuses strongly on academics, and the teachers and administration want all students to succeed. Highlands prepares students for the future. Also, the amount of school spirit that Highlands has is incredible!
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The school had a very high standard for education. The issue with this, however, was that the grade needed to receive an A was a 95%. This led many students to high stress and depression. Also, the school nurses didn't care about kids and assumed all illnesses were faked. Bullying was completely ignored, and the school posted a required mental health survey, stating specifically that it was anonymous, and then made every student who reported depression or anxiety speak to the guidance counselor.
I loved how challenged I was everyday, and safe the environment was! I am currently a freshmen in college, and I feel that Highlands prepared me well. I was able to adjust to college, and the work force very easily. The teachers and administration of Highlands High School are very hard working, and caring. The teachers went out of their way to make the classrooms a fun learning environment! They would also go out of their way to stay late after school hours and help students who needed it. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Highlands High School, and there isn't anything I would change! Highlands High School has taught me to have self discipline, a strong work ethic, help others, and to value my resources. I would recommend anyone to send their child to Highlands High School!