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 an elite, public school located in Fort Thomas, KY. It has 972 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
2400 Memorial Pkwy
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Telephone
(859) 781-5900
Website

Highlands High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
20 responses
Average ACT
28
240 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • After prom party
    28%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Senior Week
    17%
  • End of the year Highlander News Show
    13%
  • Dixie Chili after football games
    6%
  • 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
972
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
$11,347/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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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!
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Highlands is a school known for Blue Ribbon Excellence. As well as a high ranking football team. But as kids like to say its known for no snow days! But Highlands is a school where I have learned many things at a certain rate that I believe I wouldn't learn at other schools. This school is meant for people to do well. It's meant for kids to thrive and go off to college with high hopes. I highly encourage kids to attend Highlands. I know when I'm older I will for sure send my kids to as great of a school as Highlands.
Highlands offers an excellent educational experience. The teachers go above and beyond to teach and assist students. The school hired a chef and opted out of the national lunch program. The school was recently remodeled using state of the art equipment. The school offers a state of the art fitness center. We have what's called focus time, each day we return to one class for an extra thirty minutes to go over any issue's we may have with that particular subject. This is an excellent opportunity for each student to get the assistance they need.