WALNUT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
4841 East Livingston Avenue
Michael Spellis, Principal
Phone: 614-365-5400 Fax: 614- 365-5662
WALNUT RIDGE FAST FACTS
THE COMMUNITY Walnut Ridge is located in a urban setting within the far east section of Columbus. Columbus is the state capital as well as the corporate headquarters for several large insurance, and specialty companies. The Ohio State University is also located in Columbus.
THE SCHOOL Walnut Ridge is a four-year comprehensive high school with an enrollment of 880. It is accredited by the Department of Education of the State of Ohio. It is an integrated public high school with student representation from 27 countries. The Columbus City Schools system is one of the most outstanding urban school systems in the United States
GRADUATION Twenty-two (22) credits are required to graduate.
REQUIREMENTS: They include 4 English, 3-4 social studies, 3-4 science, 3 math, (2) ¼ credits in physical education, ½ credit in health, 1 fine arts credit, 1 technology credit, 1 internship credit and 4 additional elective credits. A College preparation diploma requires twenty-two (22) credits which include 2 credits of the same foreign language. The diploma of Distinction requires 4 credits of science, 4 credits of social studies and 3 credits of the same foreign language. The diploma of Specialization requires 5 specialized credits in a given area. Graduation requirements can change from year to year.
CURRICULUM Walnut Ridge offers Advanced Placement courses in language, U.S Government and Politics, and music theory. We offer College Credit Plus in Columbus State Psychology 1100. Virtual Credit Advancement Program (VCAP) is also offered to students during the school day for seniors and after school. This uses technology and available resources to individualize instruction for students in the core academic courses. We also offer Career Tech NCCR classes on campus.
GRADUATES Class of 2017 had senior success rate of 91% earning 2.5 million dollars in scholarships. Over 60% of our graduates plan to attend a 2 or 4 year university.
The administration and staff would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Walnut Ridge High School. We are proud to provide a quality educational experience by focusing on a comprehensive college prep high school curriculum. We are accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, and by the Department of Education of the State of Ohio. We are an integrated public high school with student representation from 22 countries.
Michael Spellis, Principal
Mindy Beall, Assistant Principal 10th and 11th
Shanise Kimbrough, Assistant Principal 12th Grade
Gwendolyn Bess, Assistant Principal 9th Grade
Jacqueline Shepherd, Athletic Director
Fawn Harris, Instructional Coach
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