For the second consecutive year, Ottawa Hills Local Schools is the No. 1 school district in the Toledo area and Lucas County, according to research company Niche. In addition, Ottawa Hills High School this year has been named the No. 1 high school for the same areas. The building received an overall grade of A+.
Niche calculated its 2021 “Best School” rankings using dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews. Factors used in its K-12 rankings include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and public school district ratings.
Rounding out the top five school districts in the Toledo area were Perrysburg Schools, Anthony Wayne Local Schools, Eastwood Local Schools, and Sylvania Schools. The district’s area rank in other Niche categories were:
- Best Places to Teach: No. 3
- Safest: No. 3
- Best for Athletes: No. 7
- Best Teachers: No. 7
The district’s statewide rankings were equally impressive:
- Best School District: No. 8 out of 605
- Best Places to Teach: No. 22
- Safest: No. 12
In addition to its overall No. 1 ranking in the area, the high school also earned the No. 1 ranking in three other categories: Best Public High School Teachers, Best College Prep Public High School, and Best High Schools for STEM. (It ranked No. 10 in the Best High Schools for Athletes category.)
The building’s statewide rankings were equally impressive:
- Best Public High Schools in Ohio: No. 7 out of 800
- Best College Prep Public High Schools in Ohio: No. 10 out of 746
- Best High Schools for STEM in Ohio: No. 10 out of 273.