20 Best Public High Schools in Ohio


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There are 1,453 high schools in Ohio, made up of 1,245 public schools and 208 private schools. Ohio ranks as the 8th state in terms of student enrollment and 7th in terms of total number of schools. It ranks 44th for the student/teacher ratio.

Check out our list of 20 best public high schools in Ohio.

20. Oakwood High School, Dayton, OH

Oakwood High School is a public school in Oakwood, Ohio. It has 680 students in grades 9-12. The “extras” are what make Oakwood High School unique. The school offers several unique clubs that you simply cannot find in other school districts.

Clubs like “Rocket Team” where students get to build and test rockets to accomplish difficult design requirements and “Energy Team” that raises awareness throughout the community of their growing energy problem are what set Oakwood High School apart from other schools in the area.

The academics offered at this school are excellent. Most, if not all of the classes are designed to prep students for college. For this reason, the workload is heavy, and the curriculum is difficult, but it all pays off.

The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and have real-world experience that they can pass on in the classroom. The instructors encourage classroom discussions and welcome student’s thoughts/ideas.

There are definitely a variety of clubs offered at Oakwood High School. Clubs cater to almost every interest and students can be involved as much or as little as they want in most extracurriculars.

The teachers’ love for their students translates into strong administration support. If the school doesn’t have the funding for a particular club or activity, they can normally get private donors to contribute.

The variety of sports at this school is outstanding. They have an extremely high number of sports for such a small school. The teachers double as coaches which leads the student athlete atmosphere to be extremely healthy since all of the coaches understand what is happening in students school lives.

  • Oakwood High School graduation rate is 95.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 95.0% students of Oakwood High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 95.0% students of Oakwood High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.


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