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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Pickerington High School Central is a highly rated, public school located in Pickerington, OH. It has 1,655 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
300 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147
Telephone
(614) 833-3025

Pickerington High School Central Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1200
35 responses
Average ACT
24
250 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$84,410
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$949
Median Home Value
$184,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Talent Show
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • In-School Theatre Performances
    11%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Pep Rallys
    9%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,655
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,389
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,248/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Pick. Central is a very great high school! It has excellent academics, teachers, and sports teams. People are welcoming so you make friends pretty easy! It also has a lot of clubs/ after-school activities to join such as multi-cultural club, drug free club, etc. Administrators and guidance counselors are invested in their students and are willing to help and guide you through high school while getting you ready for college. The school is also diverse and gives everyone of each race, ethnicity, and gender equal opportunities! The one thing I would change is probably having fries as a side for lunch everyday. Speaking of which, the cafeteria has many food options for vegetarians/vegans. There are also 2 sub assembly stations available for those who decide not to eat what’s on the menu for that day. Overall, Pickerington High School Central is a great school!
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I am a very proud alum of PHSC! I feel like I am definitely the person I am today because of my experiences at this school and just the Pickerington school district in general. I was involved and sports and I can say that we had fantastic coaches, staff, and facilities that helped prepare us for competition and potentially college athletics. Pickerington is looked at very highly in terms of athletics and academics by colleges, employers, and citizens of Ohio and I would definitely recommend this school and district to any family considering moving into the district.
While I have been at this school, I have had great teachers and terrible teachers. I have known great people, average people, and people I can't stand. The food sucks, and is unhealthy as a general rule, up the lunch ladies are kind and understanding. We had a teacher start a relationship with an underage student this year, so that was interesting. The focus on sports ( and by sports I mean football and sometimes basketball, forget the rest ) are great, we earned multiple state championships just this year! There is also a focus on academics which push students to do well on standardized tests and get good grades which is a positive thing.