A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
2632 Mcguffey Rd
Columbus, OH 43211
Telephone
(614) 365-6006
Website

Columbus Alternative High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
31 responses
Average ACT
26
119 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Semi-formal
    18%
  • Alumni Basket Ball Game
    15%
  • Senior Breakfast
    13%
  • Poetry Out Loud
    13%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Cupcake Day
    10%
  • Student Olympics
    10%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
767
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$17,851/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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I love Columbus Alternative High School (CAHS)! There are so many opportunities available for the students there, no matter who they are. There is a surplus of AP classes offered that can give you a head-start on college. CAHS is also the school in the city to be part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The students and teachers at this school are very accepting and diverse, and there is rarely serious problems between students.
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There is a great variety of ethnicity and race, and it's easy to get along with others. The academics are more advanced than any other high school in Columbus. The teachers definitely know what they are doing and know how make any student successful. Because of the diversity, there are so many different clubs and activities (although no sports because we are based on the arts) from the Anime Club to the Debate Team, even Ultimate Frisbee and Mock Trial. There are several cultural aspects of our school, more notably our motto "Where Excellence is our Standard and Not the Exception," and the coming together of the freshman to discuss diversity in the gymnasium. The school offers both APand IB, and is a magnet school. The safety is fine, the only issue being the bugs, which do not interfere with the academics. The administration are determined to make every kid grow. The food is so much better than other schools, and their facilities are fine, other than the bathroom stalls being small.
Amazing academics, and mostly amazing school! Only problems are the fact that the best schools have the least funds from the city. I've never seen a rat but some of my friends have, and the building does not have A/C. Nurse is almost never there. Overall, a great magnet school