Grand River Academy
- Private School
- Austinburg, OH
Parent: The staff and teachers care about the boys and it is clear that they want to help their students be successful. The campus is pretty, the dorm rooms are basic – it isn’t the fanciest boarding school, but they get the job done. Most of the teachers live on campus, which helps when anyone needs special attention. They have a variety of class options, particularly around their “intensive” sessions that last 2 weeks. There are a lot of activities to keep students occupied. My son has been there for 2.5 years and has grown tremendously. His grades are up and he is in a club and sports. Small class sizes and the availability of the teachers keeps him on track. The teachers encourage him and applaud his successes; they will get on his case if he needs that too. He was failing in the public school and I couldn’t help him anymore. GRA staff and teachers stepped in and started him on a positive path.
- 85 Students
- 3:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Marion Local High School
1 Best Public High Schools in Mercer County
- Marion Local School District, OH
Alum: I love the community feeling of Marion Local. Every teacher knows every student, and all of the students know each other. The only downfall of Marion Local is that there is almost no diversity, causing a major culture shock when students move away for college. However, due to the school's location and the town's background, I realize it is hard to have diversity.
- 286 Students
- 19:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
St. Henry High School
2 Best Public High Schools in Mercer County
- St. Henry Consolidated Local School District, OH
High School Junior: Our school not only teaches from books and online, but we are taught to find ourselves too. The staff is great they encourage us to do our best, and we students are all comfortable to talk to teachers about any issues. The students are even awesome they are very welcoming and sociable and if I had to retake high school I would definitely go back to St. Henry High School.
- 310 Students
- 17:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Coldwater High School
3 Best Public High Schools in Mercer County
- Coldwater Exempted Village School District, OH
Senior: My overall experience at the beautiful campus of Coldwater High School has been Awesome! The caring teachers made it a safe and inviting learning environment. My education included many courses that included college readiness skills to insure success in my future. Coldwater High School offers a wide variety of courses that includes many learning styles that are adapted to address people with different cultures and beliefs. The parents’ involvement in the education process and during sporting events throughout my years of high school have been very supportive. Coldwater High School may be smaller than many schools, but you get the personal attention that allows you to reach for you goals and achieve your dreams.
- 486 Students
- 18:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Fort Recovery High School
4 Best Public High Schools in Mercer County
- Fort Recovery Local School District, OH
High School Senior: My experience at this is school has been one to remember! I've had some of the best memories down each hallway and most of the classrooms. The lunches are home cooked the majority of the time which catches many visitors attention. There are large canvases placed around the school which draws everyone's eye. With that said, it is a great way to show that the school's spirit is constantly being praised. All students are supportive of clubs, sports teams, band and color guard, and just every activity imaginable. Another great feature is the equipment used. All televisions are flat screens mounted among the walls, smart boards that allow a more effective way of learning, and personal laptops given to all students in the high school. Fort Recovery High School is definitely a top school in the county and I would recommend to anyone.
- 273 Students
- 18:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Celina High School
5 Best Public High Schools in Mercer County
- Celina City School District, OH
Senior: My experience at Celina High School has been great, the teachers are very friendly and they really want you to succeed in life. Compared to other schools in the county, students at Celina have more privileges than the others. We are allowed to get out of school early if we have all of our needed credits.
- 893 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Parkway High School
- Parkway Local School District, OH
Freshman: The thing that i love about Parkway is how everyone knows everyone. It's a small community and it seems as if everyone is friends. Not only that, but Parkway is known for its academic excellence. What I wish would change is the racial diversity. Also, I wish the food served was better.
- 276 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio