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For the 2021 school year, there are 196 blue ribbon public schools serving 106,752 students in Ohio.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Ohio are Columbus Preparatory Academy, Wells Academy and Westerly Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Ohio blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 82% (versus the Ohio public school average of 62%), and reading proficiency score of 82% (versus the 63% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the Ohio public school average of 30% (majority Black).

Top Ohio Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Columbus Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 98% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3330 Chippewa St
    Columbus, OH 43204
    (614) 275-3600

    744 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #22.
    Wells Academy Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    420 N 4th St
    Steubenville, OH 43952
    (740) 282-1651

    308 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #33.
    Westerly Elementary School Math: 96% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    30301 Wolf Rd
    Bay Village, OH 44140
    (440) 617-7550

    367 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #44.
    Parkside Elementary School Math: 98% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6845 Som Center Rd
    Solon, OH 44139
    (440) 349-2175

    465 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #55.
    Orchard Middle School Math: 97% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6800 Som Center Rd
    Solon, OH 44139
    (440) 349-6215

    640 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #66.
    Evening Street Elementary School Math: 96% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    885 Evening St
    Columbus, OH 43085
    (614) 450-4400

    512 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    Dorothy E Lewis Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    32345 Cannon Rd
    Solon, OH 44139
    (440) 349-6225

    473 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    Elm Avenue Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    134 Elm Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45215
    (513) 206-7000

    222 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    Emerson Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    44 N Vine St
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 797-7080

    322 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #1010.
    Scioto Ridge Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8715 Big Bear Ave
    Powell, OH 43065
    (740) 657-4800

    568 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1111.
    Freedom Trail Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6743 Bale Kenyon Rd
    Lewis Center, OH 43035
    (740) 657-5700

    621 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1212.
    Tyler Run Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    580 Salisbury Dr
    Powell, OH 43065
    (740) 657-4900

    627 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1313.
    Hilltop Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    425 Oliver Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 45215
    (513) 206-7270

    271 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #1414.
    Ottawa Hills High School Math: 92% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2532 Evergreen Rd
    Toledo, OH 43606
    (419) 534-5376

    490 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #1515.
    Solon Middle School Math: 94% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6835 Som Center Rd
    Solon, OH 44139
    (440) 349-3848

    761 students
    Year: 2010, 2020
  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Crosby Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8382 New Haven Rd
    Harrison, OH 45030
    (513) 738-1717

    436 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Independence Primary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7600 Hillside Rd
    Independence, OH 44131
    (216) 642-5870

    393 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Mansfield Spanish Immersion School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    240 Euclid Ave
    Mansfield, OH 44903
    (419) 525-6321

    239 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Terrace Park Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    723 Elm Ave
    Terrace Park, OH 45174
    (513) 272-7700

    303 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    West Boulevard Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6125 West Blvd
    Youngstown, OH 44512
    (330) 726-3427

    418 students
    Year: 2011, 2020
  • Rank: #2121.
    Grace L Roxbury Elementary School Math: 97% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6795 Solon Blvd
    Solon, OH 44139
    (440) 349-6210

    480 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2222.
    Kensington Intermediate Elementary School Math: 95% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    20140 Lake Rd
    Rocky River, OH 44116
    (440) 356-6770

    606 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2323.
    Wyoming Middle School Math: 93% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    17 Wyoming Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45215
    (513) 206-7170

    609 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #2424.
    Waynesville Elementary School Math: 96% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    659 Dayton Rd
    Waynesville, OH 45068
    (513) 897-2761

    648 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2525.
    Chagrin Falls Intermediate Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    77 E Washington St
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
    (440) 893-7690

    405 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #2626.
    Kalida High School Math: 91% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    301 N Third St
    Kalida, OH 45853
    (419) 532-3529

    327 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #2727.
    Wyandot Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5620 Dublinshire Dr
    Dublin, OH 43017
    (614) 761-5840

    670 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2828.
    Fort Loramie Elementary School Math: 96% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    35 Elm St
    Fort Loramie, OH 45845
    (937) 295-2931

    415 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #2929.
    Barrington Road Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1780 Barrington Rd
    Columbus, OH 43221
    (614) 487-5180

    721 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Albion Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9360 Albion Rd
    North Royalton, OH 44133
    (440) 582-9060

    481 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Lake Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    225 Lincoln St Sw
    Hartville, OH 44632
    (330) 877-4276

    502 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #3232.
    Solon High School Math: 91% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    33600 Inwood Dr
    Solon, OH 44139
    (440) 349-6230

    1,636 student
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #33-3733.- 37.
    Central Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    445 N Market St
    Logan, OH 43138
    (740) 380-4664

    433 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #33-3733.- 37.
    Franklin Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    310 E 4th St
    Delphos, OH 45833
    (419) 692-8766

    342 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #33-3733.- 37.
    Kings Mills Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1780 King Ave
    Kings Mills, OH 45034
    (513) 398-8050

    494 students
    Year: 2011
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