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For the 2021 school year, there are 258 public schools serving 126,296 students in Columbus, OH. Columbus has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Ohio.
The top ranked public schools in Columbus, OH are Columbus Preparatory Academy, Evening Street Elementary School and Windermere Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus, OH public schools have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Ohio public school average of 62%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 63% statewide average). Schools in Columbus have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Ohio public schools.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public school average of 30% (majority Black).

Top Columbus, OH Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • 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

    Grades: K-11 | 744 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Evening Street Elementary School Math: 96% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    885 Evening St
    Columbus, OH 43085
    (614) 450-4400

    Grades: K-7 | 512 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Windermere Elementary School Math: 95% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4101 Windermere Rd
    Columbus, OH 43220
    (614) 487-5060

    Grades: K-5 | 453 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Stevenson Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1065 Oxley Rd
    Columbus, OH 43212
    (614) 481-3640

    Grades: PK-3 | 360 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Edison Intermediate Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1240 Oakland Ave
    Columbus, OH 43212
    (614) 481-3630

    Grades: 4-5 | 163 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Greensview Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4301 Greensview Dr
    Columbus, OH 43220
    (614) 487-5050

    Grades: K-5 | 466 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Barrington Road Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1780 Barrington Rd
    Columbus, OH 43221
    (614) 487-5180

    Grades: K-5 | 721 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Montrose Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2555 E Main St
    Columbus, OH 43209
    (614) 237-4226

    Grades: PK-5 | 386 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Cassingham Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    250 S Cassingham Rd
    Columbus, OH 43209
    (614) 237-4266

    Grades: PK-5 | 406 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Larson Middle School Math: 89% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1240 Oakland Ave
    Columbus, OH 43212
    (614) 481-3630

    Grades: 6-8 | 233 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Jones Middle School Math: 90% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2100 Arlington Ave
    Columbus, OH 43221
    (614) 487-5080

    Grades: 6-8 | 730 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Bluffsview Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7111 Linworth Rd
    Columbus, OH 43235
    (614) 450-5100

    Grades: K-6 | 487 students
  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    Bexley High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    326 S Cassingham Rd
    Columbus, OH 43209
    (614) 231-4591

    Grades: 9-12 | 721 students
  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    Grandview Heights High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1587 W 3rd Ave
    Columbus, OH 43212
    (614) 481-3620

    Grades: 9-12 | 343 students
  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    Phoenix Middle School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2341 Snouffer Rd
    Columbus, OH 43085
    (614) 450-4100

    Grades: 7-8 | 166 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Upper Arlington High School Math: 86% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1650 Ridgeview Rd
    Columbus, OH 43221
    (614) 487-5200

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,871 student
  • Rank: #1717.
    High Point Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    700 Venetian Way
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614) 478-5545

    Grades: K-5 | 513 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Clinton Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10 Clinton Heights Ave
    Columbus, OH 43202
    (614) 365-6532

    Grades: K-5 | 502 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Bexley Middle School Math: 89% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    300 S Cassingham Rd
    Columbus, OH 43209
    (614) 237-4277

    Grades: 6-8 | 575 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Tremont Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2900 Tremont Rd
    Columbus, OH 43221
    (614) 487-5170

    Grades: K-5 | 644 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Gahanna East Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    730 Clotts Rd
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614) 478-5550

    Grades: 6-8 | 478 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Worthington Hills Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1221 Candlewood Dr
    Columbus, OH 43235
    (614) 450-4700

    Grades: K-6 | 519 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Chapelfield Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    280 Chapelfield Rd
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614) 478-5575

    Grades: K-5 | 433 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Hamilton Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    745 Rathmell Rd
    Columbus, OH 43207
    (614) 491-8044

    Grades: K-3 | 1,020 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Maryland Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2754 Maryland Ave
    Columbus, OH 43209
    (614) 237-3280

    Grades: K-5 | 297 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    136 Carpenter Rd
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614) 478-5560

    Grades: K-5 | 559 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Granby Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1490 Hard Rd
    Columbus, OH 43235
    (614) 450-4500

    Grades: PK-6 | 454 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Wickliffe Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2405 Wickliffe Rd
    Columbus, OH 43221
    (614) 487-5150

    Grades: K-5 | 523 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Sedalia Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5400 Sedalia Dr
    Columbus, OH 43232
    (614) 833-2014

    Grades: PK-5 | 612 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Indian Springs Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    50 E Henderson Rd
    Columbus, OH 43214
    (614) 365-6032

    Grades: K-5 | 396 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Brookside Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6700 Mcvey Blvd
    Columbus, OH 43235
    (614) 450-5300

    Grades: K-6 | 327 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Slate Hill Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7625 Alta View Blvd
    Columbus, OH 43085
    (614) 450-5000

    Grades: K-6 | 514 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Gahanna West Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    350 N Stygler Rd
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614) 478-5570

    Grades: 6-8 | 636 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Gahanna South Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    349 Shady Spring Dr
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614) 337-3730

    Grades: 6-8 | 641 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Kilbourne Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    50 E Dublin Granville Rd
    Columbus, OH 43085
    (614) 450-4200

    Grades: 6-8 | 470 students
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