As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is deciding which school to enroll your children in where they will be on a path towards educational, social and emotional success. If you are in the Dublin or Olentangy area, rest assured you are in one of the top school districts in Ohio.
Data collected from two top district ranking systems Niche and U.S. News have earned both districts a gold medal based on performance on state-required tests, how well students are prepared for college, student and parent overall satisfaction with their districts and more.
U.S. News calculates each school within a district and individually ranks them within the state and nationally. The top 500 schools within the national ranking receive a Gold Medal ranking based on college readiness in 2017. College readiness is determined by individual analysis and scorecard style grading of the top five categories—AP Testing, AP Passing Scores, Mathematics Proficiency, English Proficiency and College Readiness Index. The 2017 rankings and reviews by Niche —a website that allows you to find the top schools and neighborhoods in your area—have been reported based on the data that was collected and analyzed through millions of student and parent reviews, category rankings, insights and profiles.
Within the Dublin City School District, Dublin Jerome High School has ranked the highest out of the three high schools that make up Dublin City. Ranked #17 within Ohio and #477 in National rankings, Jerome is one of the highest rated schools based on above average college readiness index scores, AP test scores, AP passing grades,and proficiency in both mathematics and english. Following Jerome High School is Dublin Coffman High School with a National ranking at #484 and a state ranking at #18. While Dublin Scioto High School scored well above average, almost perfect scores in both english and mathematics proficiencies, the school’s rating dropped it to #725 nationally and #29 in the state of Ohio, based on the college readiness index and AP placement, testing and passing scores.
Olentangy Local School District scored above most central ohio districts. Ranking #5 in the state of Ohio and #228 in National rankings is Olentangy High School in Lewis Center. School data that influenced the highest score within the two local districts are a 100-percent graduation rate, a 100-percent score in english proficiency and a 98-percent score in mathematics proficiency. Closely behind Olentangy High is Olentangy Liberty High School ranked #7 statewide and #253 nationally, Olentangy Liberty has the highest AP Passing score of all three Olentangy Local schools at 82-percent. Orange High School of Olentangy Local in Lewis received the #10 position throughout Ohio and #329 in national rankings. All six schools between Olentangy Local and Dublin City Schools received a Gold Medal based on their performance from U.S. News.
Within the state of Ohio, Dublin City School District has been ranked #2, and Olentangy Local School District follows closely ranked at #6. The ranking methodology by Niche is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data and ratings collected from Niche users.
Factors considered when determining a school ranking are academic grades (both Dublin and Olentangy districts scored an overall A+), culture & diversity grades (Dublin schools scored and A-, and Olentangy a B-), health & safety grades (both school districts again scoring A+). Niche also performs parent/student surveys based on their overall experience within their school district. Responses are scored on a 1-5 scale, this survey accounts for 10-percent of a school district’s overall score.
Determining Dublin City School’s overall score were a 4.2 out of 5 satisfaction rating, an A+ grade based on the school’s teachers, an A+ grade for clubs and activities presented within the district, an A+ grade in resources and facilities, and an A grade in district sports based on total participation, number of sports available and student/parent satisfaction. Olentangy Local followed Dublin’s scores closely with a 4.1 out of 5 satisfaction rating, an A+ grade based on the school’s teachers, an A grade for clubs and activities, an A grade in resources and facilities, and an A+ grade in district sports.
Rankings by U.S. News included data on more than 21,000 public schools within all 50 states and the district of Columbia. Niche ranked a total of 10,364 United States public school districts. Each system is based on the most recent data available and is carefully analyzed to support the best possible outcome for each school and school district. We hope this information will help you, as a parent or guardian, determine the best school for your children so that they may flourish from their education and look forward to a bright future.
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