#1 Middle School in KY and #1 in Campbell County

Highlands Middle School

2350 Memorial Pkwy, Fort Thomas, KY 41075

How Good is Highlands Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B+ Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Highlands Middle School is a middle school in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. It is in Campbell County. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 742 students and a student–teacher ratio of 19 students per teacher.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Kentucky schools. Highlands Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for middle schools in Campbell County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of inputs, such as student results on Kentucky standardized tests. For academics, Highlands Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Kentucky and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: KY Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Very Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Highlands Middle School performs slightly above average compared to other Kentucky middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B+.

Students : Teacher
KY Avg. 17
Uncertified Teachers
KY Avg. 1%
New Teachers
KY Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade B+
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


A school’s safety score is calculated by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Highlands Middle School earned a grade of A for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Kentucky.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of Highlands Middle School is shown below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
KY Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
KY Avg. 51%
Econ. Disadvantaged
KY Avg. 56%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 742
Minority Students 60
Diversity Index 9
Students with Disablities 53
Economically Disadvantaged 9%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 18%


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Compare Nearby Schools

Below are middle schools near Highlands Middle School. The table displays The School Review’s score for these schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Fort Thomas, Kentucky schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Southgate Public School B- C A+ C
2 Newport High School C- D B C-
3 Bellevue High School C+ C+ B+ B-
4 Riverview East Academy C+ B- C+ C-
5 Dayton High School C+ B C+ C-

Highlands Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Highlands Middle School? 742 students.
  • How good of a school is Highlands Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Highlands Middle School in? The school is located in Campbell County.
  • How can I contact Highlands Middle School? The school's number is (859) 441-5222.
  • Where is Highlands Middle School? 2350 Memorial Pkwy, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Southgate Public School
6 William F. Blatt Ave Southgate, KY 41071
Newport High School
900 E 6th St Newport, KY 41071
Bellevue High School
201 Center St Bellevue, KY 41073
Riverview East Academy
3555 Kellogg Ave Cincinnati, OH 45226
Dayton High School
200 Greendevil Ln Dayton, KY 41074