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.
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+.
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.
An overview of the student body of Highlands Middle School is shown below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
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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-|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.