U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the nation's best high schools and the Olentangy Local School District's high schools are again listed among the top in the state and nation based on test score results, college-readiness exams, and graduation rates. Note: The news outlet's rankings are based on information from the 2018-19 school year, therefore Olentangy Berlin High School, which opened in 2018 without a 12th-grade senior class, was not eligible for ranking this year.
Each of the eligible high schools ranked within the top 10 among central Ohio schools, with Olentangy High School ranked second, Olentangy Liberty High School ranked fifth, and Olentangy Orange High School ranked ninth.
"We take pride in each of our comprehensive and engaging high schools," said District Chief Academic Officer Jack Fette. "National and state recognition affirms the work of our teachers and administrators and serves our students well upon graduation."
Olentangy High School earned the state's 14th highest ranking among Ohio's more than 870 high schools. Olentangy Liberty High School was the 21st best, and Olentangy Orange High School earned the 29th best ranking in the state.
The schools also received strong rankings nationally. Of the nearly 24,000 high schools reviewed nationwide, Olentangy High School ranked at 527, Olentangy Liberty High School ranked at 595, and Olentangy Orange High School ranked 752.
The rankings are based on a combination of weighted factors, including college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates.