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Holmes Middle School

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Posted July 27, 2014

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.


Posted May 20, 2014

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...


Posted July 26, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

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
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
21%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students23%
Female25%
Male20%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracial29%
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students15%
Female15%
Male15%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial21%
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female32%
Male28%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female57%
Male36%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students15%
Female11%
Male18%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female37%
Male28%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female33%
Male38%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial38%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students39%
Female35%
Male43%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female45%
Male23%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracial38%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
16%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 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. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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49%
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29%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 81%
Black 33% 11%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Covington, KY 41011
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