Olentangy Schools Top Central Ohio List

Olentangy high schools top the list of central Ohio’s best in 2013. 

Olentangy Local school bus

All three high schools in the Olentangy Local School District are at the top of a ranking released Wednesday, April 24, 2013 of  the best schools.  US News ranked and rated schools across the US. Olentangy Liberty High School is the best high school in central Ohio according to the report by US News & World Reports.  Bexley High School in Franklin County is ranked next, followed by Olentangy High School and Olentangy Orange High School.

US News Education BEST High Schools

No Ohio high schools are on the top ten schools in the nation according to the 2013 report. :- (

Top Ten High Schools in Central Ohio according to US News:

  1. Olentangy Liberty High School (4)
  2. Bexley High School (5)
  3. Olentangy High School (7)
  4. Orange High School (11)
  5. Dublin Coffman High School (12)
  6. Dublin Jerome High School (15)
  7. New Albany High School (18)
  8. Upper Arlington High School (25)
  9. Dublin Scioto High School (26)
  10. Hilliard Darby High School (31)

The order 1 through 10 is the order the US News article ranked the schools among Ohio schools.   The number in the parenthesis is the rank in the state of Ohio.  Three Ohio high schools in the Cinci area are ranked better by USNews.com than Olentangy Liberty High School.  The US News report also gives a rank nationally for the schools.

The US News education report ranks the top 125 high schools in Ohio.  There are ratings for more than the best 125 high schools in Ohio.   You can search for a school by name or go through all Ohio high schools (or every other state) online.

Delaware County, Ohio Schools

Olentangy Local School District Attendance Areas

The Olentangy Local School District site has attendance areas for the three high schools online (link to the site below)  Middle school and elementary school attendance information is available as well.    Attendance areas within a school district change.  Changes in population may require the school district “redistrict.”  Currently there are maps and a neighborhood chart for the attendance areas in the Olentangy Local School District  now.  The Olentangy Local School District site now says  “Last updated: November 29, 2012″ of the attendance areas.

Visit: Olentangy Local School District website

  • Olentangy Liberty High School is at 3584 Home Road, Powell, Ohio 43065.
  • Olentangy High School is at  675 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.
  • Olentangy Orange High School is at 2840 E. Orange Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.

The methodology for the ratings and rankings of the report from US News is available online.   An organization named ‘American Institutes for Research’ or AIR worked with US News to come up with the school ratings and rankings.  AIR is a behavioral and social science research organization.  US News explains the methodology in “How U.S. News Calculated the 2013 Best High Schools Rankings.” They used a three-step process to determine the Best High Schools ratings and rankings. Serving all students well, not just those headed for college is part of the way schools across the country are rated.

Ohio School Report Cards

Delaware County Schools Grades Ohio  “Report cards” from the state for each school district and each individual school are available from the Ohio Department of Education.  The recent report cards issued in late 2012 were for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Report cards came out later than usual in 2012.  Olentangy Local Schools received a grade of Excellent with Distinction (top grade) last fall.



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