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 143 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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4.0 from 143 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The health policies are pretty average. There is a nurse always available, and most teachers are willing to let you go to the nurse or take care of a health-related issue if needed. The school has signs everywhere about allergies which is a big precaution. For safety, we have all the required drills for the state, bullying and suicide are taken heavily and we have counselors come in to our classes for one straight week to talk about both topics, and different ways we can approach or avoid them.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are tons and tons of different clubs or activities available. If you think of just one, I would be surprised if we didn't have it. The administrators of the clubs always try to make a student's idea possible, and the recruitment for clubs is pretty prevalent. All clubs seem to be individual in terms of time commitment and work that goes into them. Some fun clubs that we have are trivial-pursuit club, Harry Potter Club, and Cloud Nine Cure which helps children who are in Nationwide Hospital.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: At this school, the pressure is unbelievable. Most of the parents I know are always nagging their child about their grades, they have to get all straight A's or they will end up in huge trouble. The same goes for athletics. You have to be the very best or you're considered "bad". It doesn't seem like there are any opportunities to mess up or make a mistake and if you do, it doesn't go well. The parents also set a bad example in ways that are more socially economic, and wouldn't be considered normal.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: From all of the teachers I have had, I can mostly say only good things. There are a handful who have gone out of their way to try and help me, and make sure I understand the material. But, there are also a handful who do not seem to be as engaged in their work and do not seem like they don't care if we understand it, they just want to make sure they look good for administration.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many ways to get involved outside school. If that means sports, or clubs everyone has something to do.

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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%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 10.0% 9.0% 8.0% 6.0% 5.0%
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 24 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 25% How helpful the staff is
  • 20% The education program
  • 16% The students
  • 16% Pretty close to Chipotle
  • 11% The teachers in the math department
  • 11% 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 18 responses

  • 61% Community Pride
  • 28% Standard of Excellence
  • 11% Relationships between teacher and student.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 67% Bubble
  • 33% Sense of community

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 62% Don't be afraid to be yourself.
  • 25% Be nice to staff & they will help you suceed
  • 12% Be nice to everyone

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.