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    U.S. News Ranks Ottawa Hills High School Top 2% Nationally

    Ottawa Hills High School Ranking by US News

    Ottawa Hills High School Top Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World Report has released 2023-2024 school rankings of public high schools, naming Ottawa Hills High School in the top 2% nationally. Ottawa Hills Local Schools has a long history of excelling in education excellence. In addition to being ranked in the top 2% nationally, Ottawa Hills High School was also ranked #1 in the region, top 10 in the state of Ohio, and a top STEM school in the country.

    A Pinnacle of Academic Achievement

    Earning a spot on the U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious ranking is no small feat, and Ottawa Hills High School has undoubtedly risen to the challenge. With a rigorous curriculum and an unwavering focus on student success, the school has set itself apart as a pinnacle of academic achievement. Students benefit from a wide range of advanced placement (AP) courses, allowing them to challenge themselves and prepare for the demands of higher education.

    Dedicated and Inspiring Educators

    At the heart of Ottawa Hills High School’s success are its dedicated educators who go above and beyond to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education. These teachers serve as mentors, guiding students not only in their academic pursuits but also in their personal growth. Their commitment to nurturing inquisitive minds fosters an environment where curiosity is celebrated, and students are encouraged to think critically and creatively.

    A Holistic Approach to Education

    Ottawa Hills High School understands that education goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. The school takes a holistic approach to learning, offering a wide array of extracurricular activities that cater to diverse interests. From sports to arts, robotics to debate, theatre to athletics, students have ample opportunities to explore their passions and develop essential life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and time management.

    Tight-Knit Community and Supportive Environment

    One of the hallmarks of Ottawa Hills High School is its close-knit community. With a relatively small student body, students and faculty members form strong bonds that create a supportive and nurturing environment. This sense of community extends beyond graduation, fostering lifelong friendships and connections.

    How schools are ranked

    U.S. News & World Report says: “A great high school educates all students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation. The how high schools are ranked highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best High Schools rankings are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, reading and science state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions.

    In coordination with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm, U.S. News ranked approximately 17,680 public high schools out of nearly 25,000 reviewed. This is the count of public high schools that had a 12th grade enrollment of 15 students or greater, or otherwise had sufficient enrollment in other high school grades, during the 2020-2021 school year to be analyzed.

    We did this by summing their weighted scores across six indicators of school quality, then computed a single zero to 100 overall score reflective of a school’s performance across these metrics. The overall scores depict how well each school did on a national percentile basis. For example, a school with a score of 60 performed in the 60th percentile among all schools in the rankings.

    For transparency, each public school’s directory page includes indicator ranks that explain how it performed nationally and within the state on each ranking factor.

    More Information

    To read our previous Blog highlighting Ottawa Hills Local Schools Excellence, and the ways Effler Schmitt Co. supports its local school district click here. You can also read a previously published post highlighting the school for receiving the Ohio Academy of Science Governor’s Thomas Edison Award, a top STEM award in the state.

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