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Central Ohio High Schools Highly Rated

The American Institutes for Research worked with U.S. News & World Report to rank schools relative to how those students performed based on the state’s average, how the schools are preparing students for college, and how minority/low-income students perform vs similar students in the state. They did this for 20,000 high schools around the nation.

Five of the central Ohio schools were ranked within the Top 10 in the State. Nine were ranked in the Top 25 of the State. Here are their rankings:

American Institutes for Research School Rankings
School Ohio Rank National Rank
Bexley 2 120
Dublin Jerome 5 156
Olentangy Liberty 7 216
Upper Arlington 9 244
Olentangy 10 256
Olentangy Orange 16 393
Dublin Coffman 17 410
Dublin Scioto 22 583
New Albany 25 659

Bexley, Upper Arlington, Dublin Coffman, Dublin Scioto and New Albany are located in Franklin County. The remaining schools are in southern Delaware County.

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Ohio receives accolades from Site Selection

Ohio’s improving business climate scored another accolade.

Site Selection magazine awarded Ohio a 3rd place position in gauging states’ economic development competitiveness.

Ohio was behind Virginia and Texas. Louisiana and North Carolina were also in the top five. All states except North Carolina have Republican governors. All states except Ohio are right-to-work states. In 2011, Ohio was ranked 10th.

Site Selection uses a database for its 10-factor index for new and expanded facilities. In March, the group awarded Ohio its 2011 Governor’s Cup for the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities. The magazine credited JobsOhio, the development group created by Gov Kasich, as a driver of the growth.

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Richest Communities in Central Ohio

American City Business Journals, a parent to Columbus Business First, compiled a list of the richest communities. In Ohio, New Albany came in 2nd, Powell is #11, and Dublin is #13. Indian Hill, a suburb of Cincinnati, was #1.

The measurement was the percentage of the population with household incomes over $150,000. Just under half of New Albany’s households have household incomes over that amount. Powell had 36% of households earning over $150,000 and Dublin had 35%.

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