Talawanda High School in Oxford, OH - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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    62 3.8
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Talawanda High School is a public coed school in Oxford, Ohio. It has 918 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 62 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

101 West Chestnut St
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 273-3200

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 62 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The health curriculum is an abstinence-only, scare tactic nightmare that left me terrified of using birth control for fear of blood clots. The biological curriculum is underfunded. The agricultural classes seem to be doing well, as are the gym, English, history, and chemistry classes. The math classes are alright.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: My school does a great job protecting its students. Drugs and alchohol aren't hugely prevelant here; I would say it's much less common than at other schools. Violence almost never happens here and when it does it is dealt with instantly, and I really do mean the instant it begins it is shut down. I never worry about the school getting attached or anything. Overall the students are healthy and happy in part because of the great school we have.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The two main after school activities that I am a part of at my school are Mock Trial and Model United Nations. For mock trial I am both an attourney and a witness for my team. I love debate and speech and Mock Trial lets me both present a well organized, pre-written statements and improvise answers off the top of my head on the witness stand. it has given me a much more in depth understanding of how the court system operates and has sparked my interest in possibly becoming a lawyer. Model United Nations is a group that I have been a part of for all 4 years of high school. Every year we get a country and have to come up with a geopolitical solution to a problem facing the United Nations. We then present to a small council of about 100 students, and if we are selected we present in front of over 1,500 students and staff. It has been a transformative experience for me as a speah writer and public speaker. It also is a fantastic opportunity to network with students and teachers from all across my state.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I had a rather rough childhood because of bullying. Up through middle school and even the first year or so of high school it was something I struggled with. Over these last years of high school I have changed. I no longer have to worry about being bullied because this school has given me confidence. It's athletic programs helped me get a handle on my weight problems and pushed me to excel. This school gave me not only the physical ability, but also the strong character nessicary for me to lead the school's varsity soccer team as a Captain this year. I think that it speaks volumes to the care each individual student receives here.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: It's hard to rate all of the teachers at a school. They're all individuals so some are naturally going to be better than others. I can say that all of the teachers genuinely care for the students and are more than willing to help when they are needed. I also appreciate that most of the teachers are conscious of what type of teaching style they have and purposefully try to vary their methods to ensure that every student has different ways to learn.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Kramer Elementary School Public, Coed
McGuffey Foundation School Private, Coed
4.00 Talawanda Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Maude Marshall Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Bogan Elementary School Public, Coed
College Corner Union Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 College Corner Union Elementary School Public, Coed
Queen of Peace Elementary School Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Brookwood Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Ross High School 13 mi. 847
3.00 Preble Shawnee Junior/Senior High School 14 mi. 576
2.66 William Henry Harrison High School 17 mi. 1,022
2.33 Eaton High School 17 mi. 595
3.00 Edgewood High School 14 mi. 972

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Talawanda High School United States Ohio Eaton High School Edgewood High School Preble Shawnee Junior/Senior High School Ross High School William Henry Harrison High School
White 92.0% 51.0% 74.8% 94.0% 96.0% 99.0% 96.0% 96.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.4% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 4.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 14.2% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 29.3%
Grade 10 27.0%
Grade 11 21.8%
Grade 12 21.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 33% Friendly and helpful teachers in all departments
  • 17% Math department
  • 11% Variety of Clubs and Organizations
  • 11% Amazing choir program
  • 11% Chemistry teachers
  • 6% English Department
  • 6% The Option to Take Miami University Classes
  • 6% The Social Studies Department

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Partnership with Miami University
  • 25% FFA

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Prideful
  • 14% Fantastic Facilities

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Take as many challenging classes as you can
  • 40% If you are able to double up on class, do it.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 89% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.