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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Holmes High School is a public school located in Covington, KY. It has 830 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
25th and Madison Ave
Covington, KY 41014
Telephone
(859) 655-9545
Website

Holmes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
93 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,346
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$670
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • My favorite event is the Homecoming football games
    33%
  • Basketball team
    20%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Prom
    20%
  • I have none
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
830
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,062
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,996/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I enjoyed my time at Holmes High School, during my four years at this school i have bettered myself not only as a student but as a rounded person. A couple of things i like about my school is how diverse the school is with the variety of students they have, every student is exposed to people they will encounter no matter where life takes them. I think something Holmes High School could work on with their students is preparing them for life after High school.
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Holmes high school is actually a really good, the teachers and staff take pride in all the students. They really do care and shows it everyday. All the negative comments everyone has I really don't understand, we are a very diverse and smart school. I must say I haven't really seen anyone who hasn't gone above and beyond.Everyone says " oh that school is just ghetto", and this and that. Like no I believe that majority of the students will be successful in life. We are very hard workers and we deserve our damn credit. People really need to give us a chance. We know what we are worth and we will prove it.
Holmes high school is full of many great benefits. Such as advanced placement programs, good teachers and staff, and various sports and activities. I am proud to be a bulldog because this school is very supportive and full of memories and life long friendships. It prepares you for the future and college in a very beneficial way by helping you apply to colleges and scholarship. In addition helping you find a path for your life after high school.