Best Public Schools in Westerville, OH


The Westerville, Ohio area is home to a diverse set of 23 schools, including 15 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 alternative school, all part of the Westerville City School District, except for Worthington Park Elementary which is part of the Worthington City School District. The data reveals a mix of high-performing and underperforming schools, with standouts like Emerson Elementary and Whittier Elementary ranking among the top elementary schools in Ohio, and Genoa Middle School being a top-performing middle school.

Graduation rates across the three Westerville high schools range from 88.4% to 94.7%, while chronic absenteeism varies widely, from as low as 6.5% at Hanby Building Elementary and Whittier Elementary to as high as 31.6% at Westerville-South High School. The percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch also varies significantly, from 15.65% at Alcott Elementary to 61.44% at Cornerstone Academy Community School.

While the data reveals areas of excellence, such as the strong performance of the middle schools, it also highlights concerning disparities in academic achievement, with 5th grade math proficiency ranging from 30.9% at Cornerstone Academy to 92% at Emerson Elementary. Additionally, the wide range in per-student spending, from $6,346 at Cornerstone Academy to $11,966 at Worthington Park Elementary, suggests potential inequities in resource allocation that may contribute to the observed performance differences.

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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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