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Class of 2018 Class of 2018 Class of 2018 Class of 2018 Class of 2018 Governors Scholars Program Participants Ninth District Science Fair Ninth District Science Fair Ninth District Science Fair Ninth District Science Fair Holmes jumps out to an early lead. Students at Sixth District enjoy breakfast with Santa. Ms. McHugh helps a student zip her coat. Holmes High School Girls Basketball Team It's fun to learn to read. Holmes High School Boys Basketball Team Middle School Band Concert Sixth District wins 1st place in boys basketball tournament. Glenn O. Swing Wildcats finish in 2nd place in the girls basketball tournament. Latonia Elementary girls basketball team wins 1st place. Glenn O. Swing cheerleaders win 1st place in the cheerleading competition. Latonia Elementary cheerleaders win 2nd place in the cheerleading competition. Sixth District cheerleaders compete in the cheerleading competition. Tyrah Englemon takes it to the basket. Covington Schools Board of Education Holmes Bulldogs Pay Tribute to Eli Kindt I Pledge to Make a Difference We Pledge to Make a Difference Homecoming King and Queen, Prince and Princess Homecoming Parade 2017 Tablet Fun The Class of 2024 in the Homecoming Parade First Day of School Hard at Work Ready to Learn Hard at Work Wow, That's Cool! Ready for Action Hard at Work Ribbon Cutting for New Field Amazon Donates $10,000 of STEM Equipment to Holmes Middle School First Day of School First Kickoff for First Soccer Game Bulldogs are #1 Amazon Donates $10,000 of STEM Equipment to Holmes Middle School Holmes High School Band Senior Football Players First Day of School Senior Volleyball Players
Latavia Keith and Alaria Long Summer Scholars Program 2017 Class of 2017 Graduation Class of 2017 James E. Biggs students are ready for graduation It's a great day at Covington Independent Public Schools.

About Us

Covington is the largest independent school district in the state of Kentucky, serving approximately 3,800 students. Our district consists of an early childhood center, five elementary schools serving kindergarten through 5th grade, a middle school serving grades 6 - 8, a high school serving grades 9–12 (includes a vocational school, and an alternative school), and an adult high school serving students ages 16 and above.

We are the most diverse school district in Northern Kentucky, with students from an array of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.


We engage families, business leaders and community members to assist as students make their way through Covington Schools. We offer every student a roadmap to success for college or careers as individualized instruction and learning are integral to students reaching their destination.

Covington has proud traditions in academics and athletics.  We are the only district in Northern Kentucky that offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, where students can complete university-level work while still in high school.  We are also home of the 2009 state boys basketball champions.


The students served by our system are racially, economically, and educationally diverse.  Our student population includes Caucasian, African American, Hispanic and Asian.

We welcome parents, community members and business leaders to help us reach our goals, and to join us as we guide our students to Dream, Achieve and Succeed


1935 KindergartenHistory
Covington Independent Public Schools is quite unique. When students enter Holmes High School they become part of a tradition that dates to 1853 when this great institution was founded as the first public high school in Kentucky. Until then, free or public education stopped at eighth grade. The Covington school district traces its beginnings to 1825 when a group of residents felt that all children who wanted to get an education should be able to get one.


Covington offers opportunities for all students to learn and excel. We are the only district in Northern Kentucky that offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, where students can complete university level work while still in high school.  With our partnership with local colleges, students can also earn college credit while still in high school. At our middle school, we offer Springboard, a pre AP curriculum that helps prepare students for college success.

In addition to IB and AP courses, Covington has gifted and talented programs at every level.

Our main goal is to have all graduating students equipped with the skills to go on to postsecondary education or to start a career. Through Holmes 180, students can take a series of courses related to careers, such as creative and performing arts, marketing, law enforcement, in addition to traditional technical fields such as carpentry, welding and electricity.

Kindergarten readiness is a priority in Covington schools. To prepare students, we operate the James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center. The Board of Education financially supports the preschool program as well as all-day kindergarten

To ensure that our students receive a well-rounded education and become contributing members of society, we require service learning projects in our schools. Though nearly 90 percent of our students receive free or reduced lunch, they participate in projects to help others in need. Our students are learning the lessons of giving.  We are preparing our students for life. 

Covington Independent Public Schools  |  25 E 7th St.  |  Covington, KY 41011
Phone:859.392.1000  |  Fax:859.292.5970