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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Walnut Hills High School is a top rated, public school located in Cincinnati, OH. It has 2,840 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
3250 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Telephone
(513) 363-8400
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Walnut Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
206 responses
Average ACT
29
493 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$28,070
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$631
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,265
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 172 responses
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  • Chalk drawing contest
    25%
  • Dances (ex. Prom)
    19%
  • Any athletic event
    17%
  • Theater and music events
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    10%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Art shows
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,840
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,404
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 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
$19,146/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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Walnut Hills High School Reviews

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I am a recent graduate from Walnut Hills High School. While I was there, the issues I had were astounding, from poor staff etiquette to the books that are older than my parents. Once I left, I was able to see how they had prepared me for life beyond. While I would love to see some staffing changes (some teachers have lost their ability to teach), the school itself is a breeding ground for excellence. Unfortunately that can go hand in hand with being overworked, overstressed, and lead to depression, which is what many of us faced. Long nights, tears, and emotional imbalances were not uncommon, but you can pull through because students are what make Walnut Hills the best. Go eagles!
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The classes are very fast paced but informative but there are a lot of resources like the writing lab and teachers have help nights that will help any student if they are lost. The school also allows parent volunteers for those who want to be involved in the Walnut community. I know I will go on to use the knowledge I have gained in my college career. The school is also very diverse which helped me understand people from different backgrounds The food is decent and there is sushi available on Thursdays. There are also a variety of sporting events (football, basketball, golf,...etc) for students to attend and special events like the chalk drawing to promote saving the planet and excellent plays put on by the theater department. I recommend Walnut for anyone who wants an excellent education and a lot of social activities. Go Eagles!
Walnut Hills High School will prepare you extremely well for a higher education, however the school itself leaves much to be desired. For as much pressure they put on the teenagers that attend the school, there are very limited mental health resources, many of which are student run. I have had quite a few experiences in classes where teachers expect you to be able to teach yourself the material. The way class schedules are handled is atrocious, and if you have an issue for counselors, you have to make an appointment at least two to three weeks in advance due to the ridiculous caseload each counselor must maintain.