Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, OH - Niche

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Upper Arlington High School is a public school in Upper Arlington, Ohio. It has 1,747 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 98% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 134 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1650 Ridgeview Rd
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
(614) 487-5200

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4.1 from 134 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Upper Arlington High School, has provided me and my fellow classmates with a well-rounded education that is preparing us for our journey into college. Never once while at this school have I felt unwelcome or unwanted. That being said as it is a high school there will always be the worry of peer pressure and gossip however, at UA there really isn't an overwhelming amount of that going on. The teachers are helpful and really care about our student's success, they are willing to spend time out of class to help struggling students and work with a variety of kids the way that they individually need to be taught. I am incredibly thankful to Upper Arlington for being such a wonderful place to live and learn.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Personally, I'm glad our school places a high value on academia but there comes a point where you "aren't good enough" if you aren't maintaining a social life, a stellar GPA, and participation in multiple sports. Stakes are often much to high for the average student in the quest for academic "excellence."
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is one of the best, and thats because of the rich people in the community. What annoys me is because of this money, they have complete and utter control of the system. If they don't like a change because it makes their childrens lives slightly harder, donations stop. That is horrible.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I'm very lucky to live in Upper Arlington. It is a close knit community that values students and the quality of education. Most teachers care about each individual and will work hard to help each student with their work. I like that this school really values the arts. I know many schools put high value on sports and that is where all the money goes. However, UA has very strong music and arts programs. One issue I have at the moment is that in the fall of 2015, each student is going to be issued individual laptops. I don't think this is a necessary measure. It will just create more problems and increase distraction in the classroom. I'd rather see that money being used on something more practical, like fixing the bathrooms. I feel this school does a lot to improve it's image. UA is considered to be a more preppy school and is situated in the "UA Bubble" so I'd like to see more diversity as well. All together my experience with this school has been great, and I would definitely choose this school again if I had the chance to do it over.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My high school experience were my best years of my 13 year education. My teachers were my everything. I was a student in the special education program and had an IEP the full time I was a student. When I was in the hospital my Sophomore year, my teachers offered to visit me at the hospital and to give me small lessons while I was there, so I wouldn't fall as far behind.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Thomas Worthington High School 5 mi. 1,550
1.66 Briggs High School 6 mi. 955
2.66 Franklin Heights High School 6 mi. 1,157
4.00 Worthington Kilbourne High School 7 mi. 1,188
2.00 Northland High School 6 mi. 923

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Upper Arlington High School United States Briggs High School Franklin Heights High School Northland High School Thomas Worthington High School Worthington Kilbourne High School
White 90.0% 51.0% 55.0% 60.0% 11.0% 70.0% 77.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0% 5.0% 5.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 27.0% 22.0% 71.0% 11.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 4.0% 3.0% 5.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 10.0% 9.0% 8.0% 6.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.4%
Grade 10 25.7%
Grade 11 23.9%
Grade 12 26.0%

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 20 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 30% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 26% How helpful the staff is
  • 21% The education program
  • 18% The students
  • 15% Pretty close to Chipotle
  • 12% The teachers in the math department
  • 9% Many opportunities available

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 33% No diversity
  • 33% Little Diversity
  • 17% Cliques
  • 17% Dosen't spend money wisely

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 67% Community Pride
  • 20% Standard of Excellence
  • 13% Relationships between teacher and student.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Bubble
  • 40% Sense of community

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 67% Don't be afraid to be yourself.
  • 20% Be nice to staff & they will help you suceed
  • 13% Be nice to everyone

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% 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.