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CAHS Ranked in “Top 25” List of 2021 Best High Schools

April 28, 2021 -- U.S. News & World Report has released its list of the 2021 Best High Schools in Ohio and across the country, and Columbus Alternative High School is in the Top 25. 

“There are 872 high schools in Ohio, and we are ranked #23,” said Darryl Sanders, Principal at Columbus Alternative High School. “Ranked above Granville High School, New Albany High School, Dublin Coffman High School, and even Upper Arlington High School, due to our 2020 graduation rate. Amid a pandemic, we still excelled. This could not have been achieved without our instructional excellence and flexibility in a virtual learning world. Moreover, we demonstrated genuine care for the well-being of our students."

Other District High Schools also made the national magazine’s best high schools list. They include:

Columbus Alternative HS #23 #630
Centennial HS #143 #3,984
Fort Hayes Arts and Academic HS #271 #7,585
Columbus North International HS #285 #7,902
Whetstone HS #340 #9,036
Eastmoor Academy #368 #9,766
Briggs HS #460 #12,378

The national magazine evaluated more than 23,000 schools nationwide using six factors: 

  • College Readiness
  • Reading Proficiency
  • Math Proficiency
  • Underserved Student Performance
  • College Curriculum Course Options
  • Graduation Rates

“It’s an honor to continue to be recognized as a top high school,” said Stephanie Porta, Centennial High School principal. “This is a reflection of the hard work of our staff and students.” 

All of the CCS schools recognized this year also made U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools list in 2019. 

Click here to view the complete list of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best High Schools.