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25 elementary, middle, and high schools in Columbus, Ohio

From Grandview to Dublin, we’re giving you all the pertinent details about some of the elementary, middle, and high schools in Columbus.

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Columbus offers access to higher education with The Ohio State University, CCAD, and Franklin University. | Photo via Pexels/Emily Ranquist

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Columbus has 623 total schools and 50,000+ students. We’re giving you the 411 on enrollment, student-teacher ratio, tuition, and more (thanks to data from U.S. News & World Report) for the area’s major public + private schools. And don’t worry, there won’t be any homework.

Pssst — don’t let school traffic impact your plans. See the map below for a visual of where these Columbus-area schools are located.

Before we dive in, here are four fast facts about schools in CBUS:

  • There are 110,000+ students in Columbus during the school year when combining populations at elementary, middle, and high schools + colleges.
  • Ohio is ranked No. 25 in the country in terms of college readiness.
  • Many pro athletes attended Columbus high schools, including Caris LeVert of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Malik Harrison of the Baltimore Ravens; and Jared Sullinger formerly of the Boston Celtics.
  • Each of the top 10 high schools in Columbus maintain at least a 98% graduation rate.

Elementary schools

Bluffsview Elementary School, 7111 Linworth Rd., Worthington

Clinton Elementary School, 10 Clinton Heights Ave., Clintonville

Columbus Preparatory Academy, 3330 Chippewa St., Columbus

Hamilton Elementary, 745 Rathmell Rd., Obetz

United Preparatory Academy, 617 W. State St., Columbus

Middle schools

Indianola Informal K-8 School, 251 E. Weber Rd., Clintonville

KIPP Columbus, 2900 Inspire Dr., Columbus

Larson Middle School, 1200 Oakland Ave., Grandview

McCord Middle School, 1500 Hard Rd., Worthington

Metro Early College High School, 1929 Kenny Rd., Columbus

High schools

Bexley High School, 326 S. Cassingham Rd., Bexley

Dublin Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Rd., Dublin

Grandview Heights High School, 1587 W. Third Ave., Grandview

Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Rd., Lewis Center

Worthington Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Rd., Worthington

Private schools

Bishop Waterson High School, 99 E. Cooke Rd., Columbus | Founded in 1954

  • Grades 9-12
  • Catholic school
  • Total enrollment: 882
  • Student-teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Tuition: $10,975+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Bridgeway Academy, 2500 Medary Ave., Columbus | Founded in 1989

  • Grades PreK-12
  • Private home-schooling
  • Total enrollment: 160
  • Student-teacher ratio: 1:1
  • Tuition: $1,295+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Clintonville Academy, 3916 Indianola Ave., Clintonville | Founded in 1978

  • Grades K-12
  • Total enrollment: 107
  • Student-teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Tuition: $10,390+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Columbus School for Girls, 65 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley | Founded in 1898

  • Grades K-12
  • Total enrollment: 504
  • Student-teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Tuition: $12,300+
  • Academics only available for girls

St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Rd., Columbus | Founded in 1960

  • Grades 9-12
  • Catholic school
  • Total enrollment: 876
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Tuition: $8,975+
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Specialized schools

Columbus Alternative High School, 2632 McGuffey Rd., Columbus | Founded in 1978

  • Grades 9-12
  • Total enrollment: 837
  • Student-teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Tuition-free
  • Academics available for those seeking advanced placement coursework and exams

Columbus Special Education Center, 1490 E. Main St., Columbus | Founded in 1950

  • Grades PreK-12
  • Total enrollment: 50
  • Student-teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Tuition-free
  • Academics available for those with developmental disabilities, such as autism

Horizon Science Academy Columbus, 1070 Morse Rd. | Founded in 2009

  • Grades 9-12
  • Total enrollment: 541
  • Student-teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Tuition-free
  • Academics available for those seeking advanced placement coursework and exams

Ohio School For The Blind, 5220 N. High St., Columbus | Founded in 1837

  • Grades PreK-12
  • Total enrollment: 122
  • Student-teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Tuition-free
  • Academics available for children with various forms of blindness

Ohio School For The Deaf, 500 Morse Rd., Columbus | Founded in 1829

  • Grades PreK-5
  • Total enrollment: 44
  • Student-teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Tuition-free
  • Academics available for children with various forms of deafness
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