Top 10 Best Columbus Public Middle Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 89 public middle schools serving 38,883 students in Columbus, OH.
The top ranked public middle schools in Columbus, OH are Larson Middle School, Phoenix Middle School and Bexley Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus, OH public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Ohio public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 55% statewide average). Middle schools in Columbus have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Ohio public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public middle school average of 37% (majority Black).

Best Public Middle Schools in Columbus, OH (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Larson Middle School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1240 Oakland Ave
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 485-4100
Grades: 4-8
| 426 students
Rank: #22.
Phoenix Middle School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2341 Snouffer Rd
Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 450-4100
Grades: 7-8
| 160 students
Rank: #33.
Bexley Middle School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 S Cassingham Rd
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 237-4277
Grades: 6-8
| 574 students
Rank: #44.
Jones Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2100 Arlington Ave
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 487-5080
Grades: 6-8
| 738 students
Rank: #55.
Hastings Middle School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1850 Hastings Ln
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 487-5100
Grades: 6-9
| 681 students
Rank: #66.
Kilbourne Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
50 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 450-4200
Grades: 6-8
| 452 students
Rank: #77.
Mccord Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1500 Hard Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 450-4000
Grades: 6-8
| 561 students
Rank: #88.
Gahanna East Middle School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
730 Clotts Rd
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 478-5550
Grades: 6-8
| 588 students
Rank: #99.
Columbus Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3330 Chippewa St
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 275-3600
Grades: K-12
| 786 students
Rank: #1010.
Upper Arlington Online Academy
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1619 Zollinger Rd
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 487-5000
Grades: K-12
| 49 students
Rank: #1111.
Metro Early College High School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1929 Kenny Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 259-6639
Grades: 6-12
| 892 students
Rank: #1212.
Gahanna South Middle School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
349 Shady Spring Dr
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 337-3730
Grades: 6-8
| 593 students
Rank: #1313.
Gahanna West Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
350 N Stygler Rd
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 478-5570
Grades: 6-8
| 613 students
Rank: #1414.
Worthingway Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6625 Guyer St
Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 450-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 639 students
Rank: #1515.
Perry Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2341 Snouffer Rd
Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 450-5700
Grades: 6-8
| 476 students
Rank: #1616.
Arts & College Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4401 Hilton Corporate Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 986-9974
Grades: 7-12
| 490 students
Rank: #1717.
Indianola Informal K-8 School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
251 E Weber Rd
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 365-5579
Grades: K-8
| 686 students
Rank: #1818.
Gahanna-jefferson Online Learning School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
160 S Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 479-1300
Grades: K-12
| 88 students
Rank: #1919.
Midnimo Cross Cultural Community School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1567 Loretta Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 261-7480
Grades: 6-8
| 141 students
Rank: #2020.
Hamilton Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
755 Rathmell Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 491-8044
Grades: 7-8
| 515 students
Rank: #2121.
Dominion Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 E Arcadia Ave
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 365-6020
Grades: 6-8
| 721 students
Rank: #2222.
International Of Columbus
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2439 Fuji Dr
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 794-0643
Grades: K-8
| 271 students
Rank: #2323.
Oakstone Community School
Special Education School
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5747 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 865-3413
Grades: K-12
| 233 students
Rank: #2424.
Finland Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1825 Finland Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 801-3600
Grades: 7-8
| 654 students
Rank: #2525.
Patriot Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4938 Beatrice Dr
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 864-5332
Grades: K-12
| 718 students
Rank: #2626.
Focus Learning Of Northern Columbus
Charter School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1880 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 547-0920
Grades: K-8
| 613 students
Rank: #2727.
Columbus Humanities Arts And Technology Academy
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1333 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 261-1200
Grades: K-8
| 627 students
Rank: #2828.
Groveport Madison Middle School North
(Math: 33% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5474 Sedalia Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 837-5508
Grades: 6-8
| 497 students
Rank: #2929.
Columbus Collegiate - West
Charter School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Dana Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 545-9570
Grades: 6-8
| 232 students
Rank: #3030.
South Columbus Preparatory At Southfield
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3220 Groveport Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 986-0116
Grades: K-8
| 282 students
Rank: #3131.
Columbus City Preparatory School For Girls
(Math: 24% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1390 Bryden Rd
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 365-6113
Grades: 6-8
| 227 students
Rank: #3232.
Berwick Alternative K-8 School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2655 Scottwood Rd
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 365-6140
Grades: PK-8
| 640 students
Rank: #3333.
State School For The Blind
Special Education School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5220 N High St
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 752-1359
Grades: 7-12
| 77 students
Rank: #3434.
Westside Academy
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4330 Clime Rd North
Columbus, OH 43228
(614) 272-9392
Grades: K-8
| 311 students
Rank: #3535.
Columbus Performance Academy
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
274 E 1st Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 318-0720
Grades: K-8
| 160 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1111 Windsor Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 995-1545
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4656 Heaton Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 433-7510
Grades: K-8
| 363 students
43 South Douglass St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 252-4441
Grades: 6-8
| 82 students
1500 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 401-4769
Grades: 9-12
| 59 students
1455 Huy Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 365-5977
Grades: PK-K
| 53 students
2400 Mock Rd
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 365-5453
Grades: PK-5
| 253 students
1555 Bryden Rd
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 564-9444
Grades: K-3
| 50 students
345 E Deshler Ave
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 365-5514
Grades: 6-9
| 367 students
387 E Beck St
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 365-6513
Grades: K-5
| 209 students
2740 Lockbourne Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 365-5414
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1270 Brentnell Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 365-6079
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
4077 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 365-5985
Grades: 9-12
| 506 students
Brookwood Academy (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
Charter School
2685 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 231-1199
Grades: 4-12
| 89 students
3700 Corporate Dr Ste 140
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 942-2030
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1414 Gault St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 300-3685
Grades: K-5
| 144 students
4738 Kae Ave
Columbus, OH 43213
(614) 863-2883
Grades: 1
| 194 students
2440 Dawnlight Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 478-3875
Grades: K-6
| 109 students
4176 Helenrose Ln
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 995-1985
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4605 Hilton Corporate Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 863-1604
Grades: K-3
| 101 students
1565 Integrity Dr East
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 443-3390
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2800 S Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 322-7970
Grades: 6-11
| 70 students
1255 Leonard Ave
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 297-1288
Grades: K-9
| 29 students
31 North 17th St
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 365-6085
Grades: 6-8
| 71 students
3940 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 365-5996
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
35 Midland Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 324-1492
Grades: K-7
| 176 students
290 Brevoort Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2001 Hamilton Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 365-8811
Grades: 6-12
| 827 students
2283 Sunbury Rd
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 478-9943
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Po Box 29645
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 523-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 48 students
251 E Weber Rd
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 365-6014
Grades: 6-8
| 432 students
1418 East Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 372-2401
Grades: 6-9
| 49 students
350 Columbus City Center Dr
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 586-1800
Grades: 6-9
| 80 students
1234 East Deshler Ave
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 365-5518
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
43 South Douglass St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 365-6087
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
4717 Hilton Corporate Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
(877) 644-6338
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public middle schools in Columbus, OH?
The top ranked public middle schools in Columbus, OH include Larson Middle School, Phoenix Middle School and Bexley Middle School.
How many public middle schools are located in Columbus, OH?
89 public middle schools are located in Columbus, OH.
What is the racial composition of students in Columbus, OH?
Columbus, OH public middle schools minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public middle schools average of 37% (majority Black).

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