Top High Schools in the Cincinnati, OH Metro
Below are profiles featuring the top eight high schools in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. In order to be featured as a Top High School, the school must have a 2010 Education.com TestRating of 10 out of 10. The TestRating compares a school's standardized test scores for a given year with scores from other schools in the same state. Find your school and see how it compares.
Forest Hills Local School District
Anderson High School creates a positive, enriching learning environment for its students through partnerships with the community and parents. Parents provide support to the school in many ways, ranging from participating in different booster organizations to hosting an after prom party. AP Courses and exciting opportunities are available for Anderson High students. The Science program works with NASA and the National Science Federation for unique learning experiences, including working with cosmic ray detectors.
Teaching good character is a focus of the school and is integrated through the curriculum and student life. School pride and spirit is prevalent on campus, and students show up in droves to support other students from science fairs to swim meets.
Athletic teams are competitive, with the football team recently making it to the state finals. The music program is also a premier program at the school and the head of music has been teaching for 57 years. The drama program has also earned a top reputation and brought home many recent CAPPY awards. The orchestra has received national recognition, including winning the National Orchestra Cup two times.
“A school is not a building. A school is the people and the people inside that make it a school. Our staff is very dedicated and we have good parents and good community supporting us,” said Diana L. Carter, Principal.
Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
Visitors to Indian Hill High School often comment on how friendly the students are and how well they interact with adults. Parental involvement is high at the school and parents can be found helping out at most every event. The school is very academically focused and sends 98 percent of its students to college after graduation. The foreign language program is a focus in the school district; many students start Spanish in Kindergarten, and many different languages, including Mandarin, are offered at the high school.
A cornerstone of the school is the AP program that offers over 24 courses. The school encourages each student take at least one Advanced Placement course, and even though the school requires that all students in the class take the test, the school has a 91 percent pass rate for the exam.
The school is known in the community for their stellar music program, including a string orchestra, men’s choir, women’s choir, and a show choir in additional to several bands.
“We have a top notch faculty. Our students that come to school ready to learn and want to challenge themselves and parents who value education,” said Nancy Striebich, Retiring Principal.