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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
    B+
  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, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
3250 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Telephone
(513) 363-8400

Walnut Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
186 responses
Average ACT
29
403 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,429
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,200
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.45 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 167 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.54 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,092
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 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
$18,563/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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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!
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I graduated Walnut Hills High School this past year, on May 24th. It was a very tedious school and although it was very challenging, I appreciate the way the school prepped me for college. I'm very confident in my upcoming freshmen year of college. One thing I did not like though, were the school lunches. They weren't cooked well and obviously didn't taste well either. I could never eat lunch there. But aside from that it's a great school and it will be missed!
Walnut Hills is a decent place to attend if you want to challenge yourself academically. It can get overwhelming, but the staff is always there to assist you. The diversity is great and the activities/clubs are numerous. Things that could be improved would be the cleanliness of the bathrooms and capacity of some of the classrooms/hallways. Walnut also has other features like a recycling program, a writing center, ACT/SAT prep, peer-tutoring system, great alumni program, and much more.
Being at Walnut has taught me a lot about academics, as well as myself. I've discovered new hobbies, made some really great friends, got involved in some wonderful activities, like Marching Band, and made new experiences along the way. Everyday, I leave campus with a sense of thankfulness because of the reality that I am surrounded by people who support me through every decision. Although I've learned a lot over these past few years, I can truly say that there was no other place that I'd rather be.