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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Upper Arlington High School is a top rated, public school located in Upper Arlington, OH. It has 1,871 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Upper Arlington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
178 responses
Average ACT
29
423 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$115,093
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,216
National
$949
Median Home Value
$376,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Sporting events
    46%
  • Choir concerts/musicals
    23%
  • Orchestra
    8%
  • Senior Reorganization on May 1st
    8%
  • The school dances
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,871
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,628
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,961/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Upper Arlington is a great high school as that is strives for academic performance and dedication. It’s very resourceful and teachers are willing to help each student. Food is healthy and culturally enriching. Even though the students body’s isn’t as diverse, the school is very culturally with clubs and outside programs. My only real complaint is the construction of a new school as the old one is slowly crumbling. This limits parking temporarily but after the new school is built, parking won’t be an issue. Upper Arlington high school doesn’t do STEM which was upsetting for me at first (as I want to be an engineer) but the school offers many classes, clubs and outside programs that fulfill the track of an engineer. Without this school, I never thought I would be where I was now. My high school experience is amazing for me and others around me. As a junior, an athlete, an engineer, and a student, I can proudly say UA was the best experience I can ask for.
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Upper Arlington High School has provided me with opportunities in which I've grown both inside & outside of the classroom. In my four years, I have gained mentors, friendships, study skills, academic integrity, & more. UAHS lives by the motto "Serve, lead, succeed." I have come to live a life of service. In four years, I have obtained over 700 hours of service & have gained a passion for helping others. "Lead," an ambiguous, yet important word. I am a leader of our student section, "The Bear Den," a leader of Rotary's Interact Club & a captain of the volleyball team. Without the encouragement & guidance of the staff at UAHS, I would never have fathomed to take on these roles. Beyond this, students are encouraged to be leaders in the classroom, in their service, community & beyond. Achieving seems to come easy to students at UAHS. It is no surprise that UAHS ranked 14th in Ohio. I am who I am today because of UAHS & I am a person of tomorrow because of UAHS.
There are many ways to get extra help from teachers and most teachers care a lot about the students and help you get ready for college, academics overall are great. However, there is very little diversity and some controversial decisions have been made that many students dislike. For example, they enforced carpooling because most students won't have parking spots all year, and there ended up being so many spots left over so some juniors and sophomores ended up getting spots which was exclusively a senior privilege. Also, there is closed lunch for only freshman which is disliked by students because open lunch was something most of them were looking forward to. They're supposed to make a new building but will not be open for a while, so the school overall isn't super nice looking on the inside. Another popular thing was that they would play music in the halls on Fridays, but that is gone too.