Best Public Schools in Delaware, OH


The city of Delaware, Ohio is home to a diverse set of 13 schools, including 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 4 high schools. These schools serve students across a range of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds, with some standout performers as well as areas of concern.

Among the top-performing schools in the area is Olentangy Berlin High School, which is ranked 66th out of 867 Ohio high schools and has a 5-star rating. This school boasts a high 4-year graduation rate of 97.5% and low chronic absenteeism of 13.5%. Another exceptional school is Cheshire Elementary, which is ranked 77th out of 1,596 Ohio elementary schools and has a 5-star rating. Cheshire stands out with exceptional test scores, with 87-95% of students proficient or better in math and English language arts, as well as a low chronic absenteeism rate of 11.5%. In contrast, some schools like James Conger Elementary struggle with lower proficiency rates of 37-64%.

The data also reveals significant disparities in resources and student demographics across the schools. For example, student-teacher ratios range from a low of 4.3 at the Delaware Area Career Center South Campus to a high of 24.6 at Olentangy Berlin High School. Additionally, the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch varies from 2.5% at Cheshire Elementary to 44.4% at Laura Woodward Elementary. These disparities suggest the need for further analysis and targeted support to ensure equitable access to quality education across the Delaware City, Olentangy Local, Buckeye Valley Local, and Delaware Area Career Center school districts.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education.

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