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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Licking Heights High School is a public school located in Pataskala, OH. It has 1,124 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Licking Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1160
28 responses
Average ACT
24
172 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$71,469
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Senior Retreat
    33%
  • Talent Show
    21%
  • Battle for Broad Street
    15%
  • Our juniors never got our trip to the zoo.
    8%
  • Pep Rallies
    8%
  • Solo & Ensemble, music events, and the art here.
    8%
  • NHS Kings Island Trip
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,124
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,598
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,594/ year
National
$12,239
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Licking Heights High School Reviews

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The focus on academics is amazing and you can tell the teachers care about a student's success. There are many honors and AP classes that are offered, along with the option to attend off-campus CCP courses. However, the emphasis on sports, mainly football, can often times distract a student from achieving in the classroom.

Football is the primary sport at Licking Heights. Many sports can be completely disregarded in favor of football and boys basketball, like golf and swimming.

Safety is a major issue at Licking Heights. The community's drug issue is abundant and can be observed in the many drug searches that occur at the school. Additionally, physical fights among students are everyday occurrence, sometimes more that one happening in a single day.
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This high school has incredible, caring teachers and it shows in the students' character and test scores. However, the school is currently incredibly overcrowded and rather underfunded, meaning that many students suffer through large class sizes and no jam-packed halls. Still, the classes offered here are sound and well-taught and the teachers genuinely care for their pupils.
I have spent my most of my academic life at Licking Heights so I have seen how the school has changed. As every school, there are student at this school that have more opportunities than other students cause they have come to be favored by staff and administrators. The teachers vary from being very dedicated to their jobs and their student’s growth to disliking working with kids. All in all, Licking Heights is a pretty solid place to attend school.