Big Walnut Local Schools is located in Galena and Sunbury, and 25 minutes northeast of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Big Walnut has three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, serving over 2,700 students. Ohio Department of Education awarded Big Walnut Local Schools the rating of Excellent with Distinction for exceeding the academic standards set by Ohio in the last school year reported. Big Walnut Local Schools is one of 86 school districts achieving this designation, out of 609 districts in Ohio (http://education.ohio.gov/ search NAEP).
Some basic statistics for Big Walnut Schools are: 63.4 percent of teachers have a master’s degree or higher,. 97.4 percent of students graduate from Big Walnut Schools. On the Ohio Achievement Test, 26 out of 26 State Indicators were met, with a Perfomance Index score of 102.3 overall. The Value-Added requirements for Ohio schools were met, although AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) was not. More individual statistics for the district and its schools can be found at https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/.
Big Walnut Schools also offer special programs such as fine arts, music with bands and choirs, theatre, award-winning athletic program, 7 AP courses, Honors curriculum, and 3 foreign languages. They also offer business and broadcasting courses, psychology, agricultural science, and aerospace science. The Big Walnut Schools have a close partnership with the Delaware Area Career Center, an excellent vocational resource for the Central Ohio area.
To set up a time to tour a school, or to get more information on Big Walnut Local Schools, please call the school office directly, or call 740-965-3010 to contact the district office.