Our Affiliated Site: Lewis County Middle and High School in Kentucky

facts about Lewis County Middle and High School:

  • Grades Served: Seventh – twelfth
  • Average Enrollment: 1000 students (350 at the middle school and 650 at the high school)
  • Facility Description: The school campus houses students from both the middle school and high school. The buildings each contain twenty classrooms, a nurse’s station, an art room, a computer lab, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a library, and the Youth Services Center.
  • School Curriculum: The curriculum is based on the Kentucky Program of Studies and the Kentucky Core Content.
  • Faculty: The schools employ a total of 90 teachers ‑ 30 at the middle school and 60 at the high school.
  • Academic Schedule: The school year typically begins the first week of August and ends the second week of May. Normal holidays are observed.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided every school day. Sixty-six percent of the students are enrolled on the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Meal program.
  • School Activities: Students participate in Academic Team, band, Future Problem Solvers, peer mediators, student government, football, basketball, baseball, girls’ volleyball, Beta Club, and cheerleading, as well as other clubs and sports.
  • Basic Needs: As with all of our affiliated sites, our volunteer coordinators determine the individual needs of each sponsored child, and those basic needs are provided to them on a regular basis. Items include but are not limited to clothing, shoes, food, bedding for the home, hygiene items, medications, eyeglasses, and school supplies — all which help them overcome the barriers they face coming from low-income households.

Lewis County, situated in the picturesque Northern Kentucky River Region, bears the unfortunate distinction of consistently having the highest unemployment rate among the state’s counties since 1999. That year, the county’s top employer, a shoe factory, closed its doors and left many without a means to provide for their families.

Today, the county offers very few opportunities for employment, causing dismal poverty, high dropout rates, and drug abuse to plague this area. For this reason, Lewis County Middle/High School serves as a beacon of hope for this community, providing its students with a well-rounded education – the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and helping children rise above the difficult circumstances from which they come.