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Fort Thomas Independent Schools Ranked Best School in Kentucky

For the fourth year in a row, Fort Thomas Independent Schools was ranked the Best School district in Kentucky by Niche.com.

Dr. Karen Cheser, Superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools, said she is proud but not surprised considering the top-notch school community.

“We are so thrilled for and proud of the wonderful people that make up our school community in Fort Thomas for such a distinguished honor," said Dr. Cheser. "This is a special place filled with hard workers and high achievers.  Niche.com encompasses all of our accolades, social media and reviews, so a top ranking in Kentucky truly could not have happened without everyone's contribution: teachers, students and our entire community.”

Cheser said that Fort Thomas Independent Schools is fully committed to developing the whole person, as evidenced by the creation and implementation of "Portrait of a Graduate".

These competencies--Courageous Leader, Empathetic Collaborator, Global Communicator, Curious and Critical Thinker and Creative Problem Solver--are points of emphasis both in and out of the classroom and are designed to prepare students to flourish after graduation.

Additionally, they earned the top ranking in the safest school category and were in the top four of every category.

#1 Best School District in Kentucky

#1 Safest School District in Kentucky

#2 Districts with the Best Teachers in Kentucky

#3 Best School District for Athletes in Kentucky

#4 Best Place to Teach in Kentucky (#1 in NKY)

 Niche website

FREE Lunch- All School Year!

Upon return on January 4, our lunches for all students will be at no cost for the basic meal.  Each day each child will be able to receive one free hot lunch throughout the rest of the school year as we continue to participate in the current USDA program.  We are hopeful that this will reduce the financial burden for many during our COVID pandemic.  If students would like additional sides, drinks, entrees, or a la carte items, our normal pricing prior to NTI will be in place for the extras.  For our community and remote learners requesting lunch, you are able to pick up each school day at either Highlands Middle School or Highlands High School from 11:30am-12:00pm.  Please report to the gym doors at either building to pick up your child's lunch during these designated times.

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