340 reviews
  1. Pickerington Local School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
300 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147
Telephone
(614) 833-3025

Pickerington High School Central Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1150
29 responses
Average ACT
25
159 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Football games
    20%
  • Talent Show
    13%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • In-School Theatre Performances
    12%
  • Pep Rallys
    9%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Basketball games
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,622
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,389
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,434/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses

Pickerington High School Central Reviews

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I think the best part about Central is the school spirit and the sports. Everyone no matter what grade always comes out to support our athletic teams all year around. Also 8 times out of 10 you get an awesome teacher, which makes coming to school not so bad. The worst part about Central is the food. The food is just so gross and it's the same thing every week. I know a lot of students who don't even eat lunch because of it. If I could do high school all over again at Central I would. When you're there for four years you meet so many awesome people, that come form many cultures. My over all experience is pretty good. I've enjoyed it every much!
Overall, my high school experience was average. I went through the highest and lowest times of my teenage years while walking these halls. Usually, the staff and faculty were warm, kind people. The lunch ladies were friendly and I treated them with respect. The teachers were fun, easy to connect with, and I was able to build lasting relationships with them. The faculty, especially people such as Mr. P, were astoundingly kind. They would joke and have fun with us students, while also not being afraid to get serious, tell us about life, and in turn, give us advice. If I could change PHSC, I would change the amount of changes we constantly go through. Every year, something changes, whether that's scheduling, start and end times, parking, what standardized tests we will be taking, etcetera.
My best experience throughout high school is definitely being a part of the music aspect. After singing in a Symphonic Women's Choir for 2 years, I finally made it into the Chorale (singing and dancing choir) this year. I also am involved in the marching band, Jazz band, etc. This year, I'm even taking an AP Music Theory class! Since I am going into music, I feel like these experiences really shaped my whole future and only furthured my love of music. The downside to this school is that since there are so many new things being introduced: new systems, new grading sclae, new teachers, new rules, it is very disorganuzed and I feel like I always had to do things myself. Overall, I have made some great memories with some awesome people and will hopefully look back on high school with fondness.