Gahanna Jefferson Public School District is located in northeast Franklin County, and 8 miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio. The district includes the city of Gahanna, and parts of Jefferson and Mifflin Townships. Gahanna Jefferson has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school, and one combined middle and high school serving about 7,000 students.
Ohio Department of Education awarded Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools the rating of Excellent with Distinction for exceeding the academic standards set by Ohio in the last school year reported. Gahanna Jefferson 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 Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools are: 71.7 percent of teachers have a master’s degree or higher, 94.9 percent of students graduate from Gahanna Jefferson. On the Ohio Achievement Test, 26 out of 26 State Indicators were met, with a Performance Index score of 101.2 overall. The Value-Added requirements for Ohio schools exceeded expectations, although AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) was not met at all schools. More individual statistics for the district and its schools can be found at www.gahannaschools.org.
Gahanna Jefferson Schools offer award-winning music, journalism, speech and drama, television, and marketing education programs. The DECA Marketing program was ranked first in the nation in 2011 which capped twelve consecutive years as a top 10 chapter at the international conference. They also offer AP and Honors classes and post-secondary curriculum. Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools have a close partnership with the Eastland-Fairfield 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 Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools, please call the school office directly, or call the office of Pupil Services at 614-471-7065.