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Columbus City Schools' High Schools Ranked Among U.S. News & World Reports Best

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April 23, 2024U.S. News & World Report has released its list of the 2024 Best U.S. High Schools in Ohio and across the country, and Columbus Alternative High School (CAHS) is in the Top 25 in the State of Ohio.

A total of 705 high schools were evaluated in Ohio, and 25,000 high schools were considered nationwide. CAHS ranked No. 16 in the State of Ohio with an overall score of 97.11 out of a possible maximum score of 100.

“I continue to be very proud as the school leader of Columbus Alternative High School,” said Principal Dr. Darryl Sanders. “We have been honored to receive the U.S. News recognition for over 10 years. CAHS’ success can be attributed to a dedicated, competent faculty, supportive parent community, and students who actualize the CAHS motto: CAHS, where Excellence is our standard and not the exception.”

Several other Columbus City Schools ranked high in Ohio:

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The national magazine evaluated schools nationwide using six factors:

  • College Readiness

  • College Curriculum Breadth

  • State Assessment Proficiency

  • State Assessment Performance

  • Underserved Student Performance

  • Graduation Rates

"In receiving recognition from U.S. News & World Report, our schools stand as a testament to the dedication of our staff and students in preparing for success within and beyond the classroom," said Columbus City Schools Superintendent/CEO Dr. Angela Chapman. "Congratulations to our schools on this achievement."  

All CCS schools recognized this year also made U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools list in 2023. 

Click here to view the complete U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best High Schools list.

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