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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Whetstone High School is a public school located in Columbus, OH. It has 982 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
4405 Scenic Dr
Columbus, OH 43214
Telephone
(614) 365-6060
Website

Whetstone High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1120
13 responses
Average ACT
24
94 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,478
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Football games
    41%
  • Basketball Games
    23%
  • Multi-cultural night
    9%
  • Soccer and volleyball games
    9%
  • Art show
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Softball games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
982
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,181
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,182/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Whetstone High School Reviews

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Whetstone has an extremely diverse student body, people of all different races, religions, and economic background. There is a sense of connection among students and all are accepted. While the general classes are not particularly challenging, Whetstone offers plenty of opportunities for students to challenge themselves. Such opportunities include dual enrollment at Columbus State Community College or OSU, and AP classes. The building itself is lacking many proper facilities such as air conditioning which can often make learning more difficult.
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There is so much potential here. The teachers and administration are wonderful. The diverse student body at Whetstone makes it truly unique and the Clintonville community is very supportive. Sadly, the resources are extremely limited and the facilities are sub-par making it challenging to provide the students with the academic experience that they deserve. The failing grade that Columbus City Schools received is indicative of the lack of resources necessary for our students.
This is a violent, drug filled school. Fights aaaaallll the time. The teachers have a really difficult time controlling their classrooms, and some just throw up their hands and give up! The classes are challenging academically, which is good, but there is so much going on all the time that it's hard to stay on task.