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Fort Thomas Independent Schools, a recognized leader in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, consistently achieves high test scores and ranks as Kentucky's highest performing kindergarten through twelfth grade public school district for the 17th consecutive year. The district includes Robert D. Johnson Elementary School, Ruth Moyer Elementary School, Samuel Woodfill Elementary School, Highlands Middle School and Highlands High School. Fort Thomas Independent Schools value rigorous curriculum standards, exceptional parental involvement and community support plus excellence in extracurricular activities.

Forbes.com named Fort Thomas Independent Schools as one of the top 25 public school districts in the country.

Link to article: http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/moving/slideshows/top-public-schools-100K-199K.gs?content=2337&page=3#slide

Fort Thomas Independent Schools Education Facts
Number of schools in the district
5 (1 high school; 1 middle school; 3 elementary schools)

Number of teachers:  180 (2011-12 data)

Percentage of teachers with master’s degree:  94% (2011-12 data)

Student to Teacher Ratio:  18:1 (2011-12 data)

District Enrollment:  2,728 (As of 1/24/2012)

Ethnicity of public school students: White – 93.5% Other - 6.5% (2010-11 data)

District's per Pupil Spending:  $9,461 (2010-11 data)

Length of school year:  187 days
(includes 4 days of professional development; 4 holidays; 2 planning days)

Attendance rate:  98.5% (2010-11 data)

Graduation rate:  96% (Class of 2011)

Percentage of Graduates to College:  98% ( 2010-11 data)

Number of Merit Finalists/Semi Finalists in last five year:  19

Number of Advanced Placement classes offered:  24 (2010-11 data)

Advanced Placement Pass Rate: 62% (2010-11 data)

Percentage of Graduates Earning college credit: 66.1% (Class of 2011)

ACT Composite 2010-11
HHS – 23.3, KY – 19.4, National 21

SAT V/M/W 2010-11
HHS – 593/594/574, KY – 575/575/563, National – 501/516/492

Number of gifted/talented children grades 4-12:  303 (2010-11 data)

Number of primary talent pool grades K-3: 134 (2010-11 data)

Number of Special Education children ages 6-21: 208 (2010-11 data)

Number of Tuition Students:  187 (As of 1/24/2012)

Tuition Rates for 2011-12
Grades 1-12: ADA contract = $2,100; No ADA contract = $4,600
Kindergarten: ADA contract = $1,050; No ADA contract = $2,300

Percentage of networked schools with Internet access:  100%

US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
Highlands High School, 2007
Johnson Elementary, 1997
Moyer Elementary, 2009
Woodfill Elementary, 2011

 

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Mission and Vision
Revised 2013
School Year Calendar
2013-14 School Year
Draft, approved 3/12/12
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