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2022 Best Public High Schools in the Dayton Area

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Oakwood High School

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    Oakwood City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    146 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I've gone to Oakwood almost my entire scholastic career and I can tell you there is no other place like it. The teachers are incredible, bullying is pretty much non-existent (in my experience), and....

    Read 146 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 708,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Centerville High School

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    Centerville City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    385 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall my experience at CHS was solid. I found the education system oftentimes daunting and not necessarily completely a showing of the necessities for college. For example the abolishment of exams,....

    Read 385 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,801,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Dayton Regional STEM School

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    Public School,

    KETTERING, OH,

    6-12,

    141 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) has an incredibly welcoming environment. All the staff show immense support to the students and encourage them to do their best. As students, we are supportive....

    Read 141 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 728,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Tippecanoe High School

    Tipp City Schools, OH,

    8-12,

    168 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Great Teachers and staff! Students seem to do well with grades, though some students have snotty attitudes there and take things for granted. Building is wonderful and the staff always looks forward....

    Read 168 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 792,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Springboro High School

    Springboro Community City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    328 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I transferred to my current high school, Springboro High School, in November of 2020 during my junior year. It's a great school, they heavily involved in the community with activities, the school's....

    Read 328 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 2,082,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 31 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Bellbrook High School

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    Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local School District, OH,

    9-12,

    159 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says An absolutely incredible learning environment. Despite how heavy budget cuts reduced the extracurriculars to solely sports and community service, the spectacular faculty make BHS my second home. I....

    Read 159 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 901,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Kettering Fairmont High School

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    Kettering City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    453 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers at Kettering Fairmont High School are overall incredibly kind and helpful. They create a fun and friendly environment at the school for students. Fairmont also has many different....

    Read 453 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 2,365,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Stivers School for the Arts

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    Dayton City School District, OH,

    7-12,

    217 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I love that this school is a school where kids can showcase their talent and academics at the same time. You meet people from all over and are able to meet people who have the same passion as you.....

    Read 217 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 879,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Butler High School

    Vandalia-Butler City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    169 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As soon as you walk in the doors of Butler High School you’ll be greeted with a friendly face. The administration is committed to making everyone feel welcome and at home. Students here are friendly....

    Read 169 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 858,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Northmont High School

    Northmont City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    299 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says During my four years at Northmont High School, I learned a lot and had very caring teachers. The staff and teachers were all very enjoyable, but also reliable when it came to needing help. They were....

    Read 299 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,474,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  11. #11 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Beavercreek High School

    Beavercreek City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    402 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says It was pretty good! For the most part, my teachers were open and kind, and the students were some of the most polite for all the schools and states I've lived in. A little more involvement in the....

    Read 402 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,801,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Miamisburg High School

    Miamisburg City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    217 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have greatly enjoyed going to Miamisburg High School for the most part. I have had the opportunity to take lots of art courses. Many of my teachers have been very accepting of me being a queer &....

    Read 217 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,582,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  13. #13 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Troy High School

    Troy City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    169 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Most of the teachers are THS are approachable, caring, and enthusiastic about the class, helping to engage students in learning and getting involved. There are numerous clubs and activities to suit....

    Read 169 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,126,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  14. #14 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Dayton Early College Academy

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    Public School,

    DAYTON, OH,

    9-12,

    147 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Dayton Early College Academy has been my best experience at any school! This is saying a lot considering it has been the 9th school I have attended in my 11 years of schooling. It is....

    Read 147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 357,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Yellow Springs High School & McKinney Middle School

    Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District, OH,

    7-12,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Yellow Springs High School does a phenomenal job with engaging with students and trying to provide them with resources to succeed in the future whether it be in college or some other professional....

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 356,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Brookville High School

    Brookville Local School District, OH,

    9-12,

    76 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love my school! Every teacher I ever had would do anything for my success. They offer their time and resources to help students learn. They listen to our struggles- both in school and in our...However, as a student athlete and performer, I have been very disappointed with the school's lack of recognition to certain students. I go to a school that highly values football, and tends to...My school is wonderful and caring for all students, but extracurricular activities could be improved to include all students..

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 391,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  17. #17 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Valley View High School

    Valley View Local School District, OH,

    9-12,

    99 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Valley View High School is a very good school that prepares you well for college. The teachers are nice and want to see you succeed, and will help you in any way they can to see you succeed. The....

    Read 99 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 528,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Bethel High School

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    Bethel Local School District, OH,

    9-12,

    60 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved attending Bethel High School! If you are considering high schools in the area, Bethel is most certainly my recommendation. The school has adapted well to a rapid inflow of new students, and I....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 389,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best Public High Schools in Dayton Area.

    Waynesville High School

    Wayne Local School District, OH,

    9-12,

    81 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Teachers are nice and it is easy to get involved in extracurriculars. It's a great school. Its main shortcomings are lack of diversity and its lunch food..

    Read 81 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 437,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  20. Franklin High School

    Franklin City School District, OH,

    9-12,

    105 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Franklin is a nice school, but it's pretty run down. The food is decent and could be worse. We have a lot of smart students here. From my experience, 19/20 teachers here do an amazing job at working....

    Read 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 772,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  21. Carlisle High School

    Carlisle Local School District, OH,

    9-12,

    36 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Although there are great aspects in living in a small community, there are also disadvantages. Resources are more limited and there are less opportunities, academically and with extracurricular...Unknowingly, I pursued CCP before a season in my life that would be best to not be tied to the high school. In August 2019, I started my junior year of High School and CCP classes at Miami University....

    Read 36 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 451,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  22. Milton-Union High School

    Milton-Union Exempted Village School District, OH,

    9-12,

    68 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I like the energy and spirit the school has. They are very spirited and always bring their best game to things. Milton-Union has a good student to faculty relationships they are very friendly. They....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 410,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  23. Fairborn High School

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    Fairborn City School District, OH,

    8-12,

    159 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I’ve gone to Fairborn city schools since my fifth grade year and the staff and students always brought something interesting to the table, the schools were always very diverse and had students and....

    Read 159 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 1,047,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  24. Stebbins High School

    Mad River Local School District, OH,

    9-12,

    174 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The education, athletics, academics, all amazing! My son and his cousin both are attending Stebbins playing Baseball, one an excellent power hitter and the other an outstanding ace pitcher, and they....

    Read 174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 1,122,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  25. Summit Academy Transition High School - Dayton

    Public School,

    DAYTON, OH,

    9-12,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 147,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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