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Friday, September 20, 2019

Fort Thomas Independent Schools ranked #1 district in Kentucky

Fort Thomas Independent Schools was once again recognized as the #1 ranked school district in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, according to a comprehensive analysis of school districts across the United States that was published on

The top ranking reflects not only the exceptional academic achievement of students in the five Fort Thomas schools, but considers other key factors such as teachers, health and safety, food, college prep, administration, resources and facilities, diversity, clubs and activities, and sports.

The study evaluated 168 school districts across Kentucky.

“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. Karen Cheser, Superintendent of the Fort Thomas Independent Schools.

"This is a special place filled with hard workers and high achievers. 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. recognized the Fort Thomas Independent Schools as an elite performer in the United States as well, scoring FTIS in the top two percent nationally (165 out of 10,782) in "Best School Districts in the United States."

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