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Olentangy Liberty High School is the BEST!

by Maureen McCabe on April 27, 2013

…the Best High School in Central Ohio

sculpture Olentangy Liberty High School

The results are in…  according to a huge annual report in US News & World Reports, Olentangy Liberty High School is the best high school in central Ohio. 

The high school in the Olentangy Local School District ranked number four in the state of Ohio behind three Cincinnati area high schools.   The high schools national rank according to USNews.com is 152.

US News Best US High Schools

The Olentangy Liberty High School Overview gives more information about:

  • College Readiness Index
  • Math Proficiency
  • Reading Proficiency
  • Student/Teacher Ratio

The report also reveals test scores and the demographics of the school body.
Olentangy Liberty High School Attendance Area: 

The Olentangy Local School District site now has attendance areas for the three high schools online.  Middle school and elementary school attendance information is available as well.  Attendance areas within a school district are subject to change.  Changes in population may make the school district “redistrict.”  Currently there are maps and a chart for the attendance areas now.  The school district site says  “Last updated: November 29, 2012″ of the attendance areas.

Visit: Olentangy Local School District website

Olentangy Liberty High School is at 3584 Home Road, Powell, Ohio 43065.    The other two high schools in the district are also ranked  in the top ten schools in central Ohio in 2013.

Best High School Ranking Methodology

The methodology USNews.com used in ranking the  Best High Schools did not change from 2012.   US News, a magazine and online magazine partnered with an organization named ‘American Institutes for Research’ or AIR to rate / rank US schools.  ‘AIR’  is a behavioral and social science research organization.  US News explains the methodology in “How U.S. News Calculated the 2013 Best High Schools Rankings” on their site.  Right away there were some comments there about the rankings being “dumb” or wrong.    US News used a three-step process to determine the Best High Schools ratings / rankings across the US. Serving all students well, not just those going onto college is important.

Columbus Business First published a slide show of  the top 15 local high schools according to the US News report, Olentangy Liberty to Westerville North.  A central Ohio builder rep. posting that

The full report in US News has a “Why High Schools Moved Up and Down in the Rankings”  (since 2012)  and lots more to read.  Looking for information on another central Ohio high school?  You can search for a high school by name on the US News report (link above.)  You can click on Ohio and see the rankings (top 125 high schools in the state ranked) and ratings  for high schools across the state.

Ohio Schools Report Cards

The state of Ohio grades schools.  The US News report is different than the Ohio report cards for school districts and individual schools issued (delayed)  last fall – Columbus Best Schools Report Cards.

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