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 among the top in the region, state and nation based on college readiness, test scores and graduation rates.
All four high schools rank within the top seven among central Ohio schools, with Olentangy Liberty High School moving to second from sixth in the rankings. Olentangy High School remains fourth, and Olentangy Orange High School ranks seventh. Olentangy Berlin High School debuts on the U.S. News & World Report rankings as sixth in central Ohio.
"We take great pride in the vast opportunities available to our students, the personal achievements of both our students and our staff, and our focus on educational excellence," said District Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michelle Blackley.
“This work begins at the elementary level and continues through middle school, attributing to student success at all four of our high schools,” Superintendent Todd R. Meyer added. "National and state recognition affirms our teachers and administrators' efforts to facilitate maximum learning for every student and serves our graduates beyond their years in Olentangy."
The U.S. News & World Report assessed 1,011 Ohio high schools, and Olentangy’s high schools have been consistently ranked in the top 25 high schools in the state. Olentangy Liberty High School ranks ninth highest, compared to 23rd in 2022. Olentangy High School also moves up to 13th in the state, followed by Olentangy Berlin High School at 21st and Olentangy Orange High School earning the 22nd best ranking in the state.
These strong marks are also reflected in the national rankings. Of the nearly 18,000 high schools reviewed nationwide on six factors, Olentangy Liberty High School ranks at 333 (compared to 626 in 2022), Olentangy High School ranks at 392 (compared to 518 in 2022), Olentangy Berlin High School is at 570, and Olentangy Orange High School at 601.
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.
The U.S. News and World Report began evaluating middle schools and elementary schools in recent years. This year, all eligible Olentangy middle and elementary schools received top marks, with the district's five eligible middle schools ranked in the top 100 in the state.