School Details

Holmes Middle School

525 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
(859) 655-9545
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 732 students 14 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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52%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.
  • This school in 2014
  • Covington Independent School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
22%
42%
29%
54%
36%
35%
64%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.
  • This school in 2014
  • Covington Independent School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
30%
45%
34%
33%
52%
31%
30%
59%
16%
15%
35%

Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KPREP)

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2013-2014, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.
  • This school in 2014
  • Covington Independent School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
65%
46%
42%
43%
66%
30%
29%
71%
25%
24%
60%
14%
13%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Covington Independent School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holmes Middle School is a public middle school in Covington. 732 students go to Holmes Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 90% of the 732 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Holmes Middle School is 14:1. Covington Latin School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 55%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 32%
Asian 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 87%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a student there when it first opened entering in 6th grade. The whole school is a joke with incapable staff and students who just stopped caring. As mentioned in another review favoritism is seen here. It even occurs in the high school. Bullying is also ignored from a personal experience of mine. My parents reported it to the school but they wouldn't do anything because the bully was the star player of the football team. What a disgrace.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a student at Holmes Middle School and I hope I do not offend anyone but life here is horrible. There are a million reasons why I don't like HMS but unfortuantly I cannot describe all of them. So allow me to just list them. They don't really care about bullying (trust me I know) they don't provide good services and needs the school is highly unsanitory and unhealthy they have an unaffective way of delivering information to students like me they're not honest about a lot of things and usually make promises that they don't keep they're hypocrites who criticize students although they usually do half the wrong things students do they have a bad influence on us student (language behavior etc.) they use their money mainly on parties and celebrations rather than things we really need like better lunch and febreze in the restrooms they don't care about a student's personal life which may be a reason why they don't behave well in class they're either too hard or too easy with discipline (never just right) they're usually not very nice they show favoritism towards 'popular' and 'cool' kids and I'm running out of space. Point be made I dislike the school...

  • (2 years ago)

    Found out recently that a middle school teacher/cheer leading coach had a relationship with one of the high school basketball players. It really disgusts me to think about it. And on top of that the middle school principal knew about it the whole time as did the basketball coach but it was told to keep hush hush because he was the star player. Makes me sick. Glad I put my kids in private and not Holmes.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a student there! They keep most students in line and they do there best to make sure we get the criteria..! Its a great School

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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