Back to class: Top-rated and most-improved charter high schools in Columbus

Back to class: Top-rated and most-improved charter high schools in Columbus
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By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

How do the charter high schools in Columbus stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Arts & College Preparatory Academy's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Columbus, rising from an A- to an A, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 4401 Hilton Corporate Drive, enrolls 392 students. Niche gave it an A+ — the highest mark — for administration, with lower grades for academics (B+ on an A-D scale) and clubs and activities (A).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 47% of Arts & College Preparatory Academy's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 87% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 36% in math and 50% in reading.

While some charter high schools in Columbus are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Franklinton Preparatory Academy, with an overall rating of B.
  • Charles School at Ohio Dominican University, with a B- rating overall.
  • The Graham School, rated B- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Columbus schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.

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