At one Northern Kentucky high school, every senior has been accepted to college. Across the river in Cincinnati, another is boasting 80 percent of its graduating class is expected to enroll in college.
These aren't the Indian Hills or Fort Thomases of the region. These are some of the higher-need schools in the area – schools where many of this year's graduates will be first-generation college students. Where more than 75 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch because of their family's income.
Dayton High School in Campbell County is a tiny, 325-student school where 77 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch.