2017 Best Public High Schools in Ohio

The 2017 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings.
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    Walnut Hills High School

    • Cincinnati, OH
    • 377 reviews
    High School Senior:Walnut Hills is a fantastic school, teachers are very enthusiastic and really care about their student's success. Everyone is interesting and very insightful about other students. The school has much to offer students from AP classes to countless after-school activities. My most memorable experience so far is becoming a part of Spanish Club during my Junior year and learning about the Spanish speaking community and population in my city and school.
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    Solon High School

    • Solon, OH
    • 324 reviews
    Niche User:I really liked this school. If I could do it all over again, I would choose this school and this is because everyone was very focused on their success. The faculty was mostly very caring and wanted to see every student succeed, making a typical warm environment at school.
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    Dublin Coffman High School

    • Dublin, OH
    • 241 reviews
    High School Senior:It's an overall great school with teachers that care about learning, as well as students to constantly strive to be successful. Because of the very high success rate in academics, I can be harder for the more "average" students to get scholarships with requirements regarding class rank. Students who are "average" at Coffman would be above average in the average school's ranking.
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    Dublin Jerome High School

    • Dublin, OH
    • 160 reviews
    High School Senior:This school provides everything a student could ask for. Even if it's a public school, it receives more than enough funding which allows it to invest in fine arts, athletics, extra-curriculars, and academics at a noteworthy level. Every student that seeks out progress will find it; top-notch educators coupled with driven students allows for a healthy, competitive environment. Additionally, the sheer amount of courses offered at Jerome allow any student to explore the path most suited to himself or herself.
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    New Albany High School

    • New Albany, OH
    • 239 reviews
    High School Junior:I have had so many teachers who cared about my success. New Albany gives you a broad education with so many opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Doubtlessly a wonderful school!
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    Beachwood High School

    • Beachwood, OH
    • 85 reviews
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    Orange High School

    • Pepper Pike, OH
    • 99 reviews
    High School Senior:I like my high school. Despite drama and sometimes mean girls, it's fun. Everyone knows each other and it's not hard to find your place to fit in. It is very diverse so people have grown to be very accepting of each other. It's honestly a great place to go to school compared to other high schools.
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    William Mason High School

    • Mason, OH
    • 591 reviews
    High School Senior:Mason has so many opportunities with it being so big. There are all of the classes to prepare us well for college and so many extra-curricular activities.
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    Indian Hill High School

    • Cincinnati, OH
    • 119 reviews
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    Sycamore High School

    • Cincinnati, OH
    • 191 reviews
    High School Junior:My so-far overall experience in the school is a positive one. Teachers are always there for you no matter what, and there are so many different classes to choose from for electives such as military history, psychology, and cooking among many others. If I could re-do my years of high-school, I would definitely go back to Sycamore High.
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    Bexley High School

    • Bexley, OH
    • 70 reviews
    High School Senior:I wouldn't change my school one bit. Some of my parents friends home school their kids because of the poor public schooling, but if my parents tried that they know I'd put up a fight. It is a small school where everybody does everything. you'd be hard pressed to find someone who only does one extracurricular activity. I love my school and everybody in it; teachers, students, I even know most of the janitors and other work staff. I want my kids to have the chance to go here and that's why we have so many alumni move back. We offer a wide variety of AP classes and almost everybody takes at least one. My school is outstanding in personality, education and general caring. I wouldn't change a thing.
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    Dublin Scioto High School

    • Dublin, OH
    • 165 reviews
    High School Senior:I've met a lot of really great friends here that I wouldn't trade for the world. The academics are great and I have learned a lot and will definitely be prepared for college.
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    Olentangy High School

    • Lewis Center, OH
    • 254 reviews
    High School Senior:I really do love my school and how my teachers and administrators help me further my education. In general high school students are the absolute worst and are generally mean.
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    Olentangy Liberty High School

    • Powell, OH
    • 187 reviews
    Niche User:Liberty High School places a high emphasis on giving students a great education and preparing them for college. it offers a huge variety of courses including many Advanced Placement courses that allow students to get college credit. It also places emphasis on athletics, and we continually have many competitive sports teams. The school is located in a nice and safe area where a large majority of students graduate and go on to college.
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    Mariemont High School

    • Cincinnati, OH
    • 59 reviews
    High School Freshman:My experience at this school is amazing, the boys are attractive and the girls are all so sweet and kind! Everyone excels at academics and sweetness.
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    Hudson High School

    • Hudson, OH
    • 232 reviews
    High School Senior:I love going to Hudson and would recommend it to anyone. The academics, school spirit, number of activities to be involved in, and amount of kind and talented kids are all reasons why Hudson is the best school around. As a senior, I will be sad to leave.
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    Orange High School

    • Lewis, OH
    • 132 reviews
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    Wyoming High School

    • Wyoming, OH
    • 100 reviews
    High School Senior:I believe that school is what you make it! It can be really great or you can struggle. I've been very lucky to go to Wyoming where I can get extra help, connect with teachers, participate in sports, and meet great friends.
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    Shaker Heights High School

    • Shaker Heights, OH
    • 274 reviews
    High School Senior:Shaker Heights High School is a great place to be because of its diverse community. Everyone helps each other and motivates one and another. The teachers care more about the students than their jobs so that's great to see teachers pushing students.
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    Upper Arlington High School

    • Upper Arlington, OH
    • 149 reviews
    Niche User:My high school experience were my best years of my 13 year education. My teachers were my everything. I was a student in the special education program and had an IEP the full time I was a student. When I was in the hospital my Sophomore year, my teachers offered to visit me at the hospital and to give me small lessons while I was there, so I wouldn't fall as far behind.
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    Rocky River High School

    • Rocky River, OH
    • 150 reviews
    High School Sophomore:It's a great school from all aspects. The few problems with it are very minor and manageable. Academics are better than surrounding private schools and students learn how to succeed.
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    Centerville High School

    • Centerville, OH
    • 310 reviews
    Niche User:This school is great. The teachers care so much about you learning and there is so much love in the community. I played soccer and everyone was so loving and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had.
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    Granville High School

    • Granville, OH
    • 109 reviews
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    Hilliard Darby High School

    • Hilliard, OH
    • 239 reviews
    High School Senior:My overall experience here at Darby was amazing. The school spirit, even though i haven't attended many of the sporting events, I went to many school plays and talent shows over the years. I have gotten so close to many of the teachers at my school and most of them will be retiring. My friends think I'm crazy, but I definitely want to come back to visit Darby in the future.
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