Students enrolled 465
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School leader Ms. Ann M. Brinkley
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1620 West Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45239

(513) 728-4783
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3 stars
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July 13, 2011
I am a former student and graduate from NCH. I would ,for the record, like to say that much of what I have heard is nothing new. I have wonderful memories of high school there and I have not great memories. Looking back the common "thread" to good or bad memories was usually my attitude or doing more so than what someone else was doing. In order to move forward people need to look forward and NOT back. Look back only to keep from repeating past mistakes not to brood over them. The school's leadership should be held accountable for their responsibilities as should the parents AND students. There will always be things to fix and troubles to deal with. The question is, will everyone do THEIR part to solve the problems or simply keep blame shifting? Only time will truly tell. My hope is that as a community everyone will, it will be well worth it.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2010
Im a student at NCH and it's true that the teachers have little control over the students but the only reason for that is because the kids can't be controled. The teachers cant do any more then what they already do. The biggest issuse is't the school or the teachers it's the students who go to school for only one reason, to socialize and not all of us are like that, reming you. Also if your student is be ignored or not being payed attention to enough maybe it's not because of their gender or the color of their skin maybe it's because the teacher has other issuses to look to like the meny fights and disruptive students. Also I have never had a teacher or heard of a one at NCH who will not help a kid. Did they try after school or you try talking to your own child?

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2010
I have two children that attend NCH high school and they both want to leave because of the racial tension and the way they are treated by the teachers. I personally feel that NCH high school teachers needs to be more concerned with the education of the kids and not their own personal agendas. My daughter is 16 and has been treated terribly by the students and the teachers because she is white. When a student doesnt understand something and the teacher tells her he doesnt have time for her that shows me that the teacher doesnt care. When I went to school it was the teachers responsibility to help the students learn and keep the parents informed when there was problem with a student. NCH does not do this. I for one wish I could afford to move to a better school district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2008
I recently just graduated from North College Hill. It is true the teaching of majority of the teachers lacked but there were several that not only taught us the curriculm but also taught us how to be better people. Yes the hallways are rowdy and yes there will be students who dislike the school but thats everywhere not just NCH just like there are teachers who excel in teaching and teachers who shouldn't be teaching. It's all a part of life. DEAL WITH IT '08'

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 06, 2008
I am a parent of 2 kids who went to NCH High School and a 3rd that is there now one graduated the class of 2008 the other one did not and the 3rd is only in 8th grade but all 3 of my kids hate(d) this district and they have all grown up here in the neighborhood but from one child to the other nothing has changed the way teacher and staff talk to the kids and parents, no respect what so ever. But the staff wants respect from the kids most of the kids give what they get and the teachers act like they don't understand why the kids act like they do, well I understand because I see how the way the staff acts and the way the students act. Not all of the teachers act like this but 90 percent of them do. 1of 2 postings

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
I am an alumus of north college hill and have attended the school distict from k-12. I never had any problems with the school until later in high school. There was a big difference between my freshman and senior years there. The halls became more rowdy between classes, nobody dressed up for dances (or attended them for that reason), teachers started to slack in teaching, and the school started to seem really dirty. Not to mention the principal at the time did not do her work. After I left I heard that students did not even have class schedules for the first day of school one year! I must say that because of some of the great teachers I did have the experience with (Trytten, Kemphaus, Shelton, Theado, Hardaway) I was able to excel in college. I just graduated college with a high GPA and was on the Dean's list.

- submitted by a community member
March 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
I feel that this school is seriously lacking in the ability to teach our children. There is little to no respect given by the student population to the staff and faculty and I as a parent can't say that I blame the children. The teachers and staff speak in an unprofessional manner to the children and their parents. If you are considering this school please run in the opposite direction as fast as you can.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
I am a former student and have been shocked by some of the things that i have heard others say about the school. I felt the school did all they could to help guide me to be the woman that I now am. There were several teachers that i felt at the time was not good but now that i am grown I respect them more for the strictness they shown especially one Mrs. Shelton. I never graduated per say but i was taught a valuable lesson by the way that particular teacher stuck by her words in the beginning of the school year. I miss alot of the times I had there and will never forget the TROJAN Spirit.

- submitted by a former student
July 29, 2005
I am not a parent, but a graduate of NCH from 1998. I enjoyed the shcool immensely, and definitely benefited from going there. I went on to earn my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. I would not be where I am now if it wasn't for the teachers at the school (Kemphaus, Shelton, Trytten to name a few). The small enrollment was great also, as it allowed me to play three sports, march in the band, and become a Thespian. I did all of this while staying on the Honor Roll for four years. I would recommend NCH to anyone, and thank all that were involved in my time there.

- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2005
I graduated from NCH and I feel like I had a good education from there, for the most part. Certain teachers, esp. Kemphaus, Hardaway, Theado, and several others in particular really prepared me for college. I will admit that some teachers let you be lazy, but I'm sure that that can be true at other schools, also. I will also say that in the past few years the school has gone majorly downhill when it comes to misbehavior and how dirty the school looks. When I was a freshman there, it did not seem to have nearly as many problems. People even wore nice dresses to dances, unlike now! Obviously, the basketball there is wonderful, and i am very proud of that, but that is not what school is about. Even the student section there did not all wear school colors, which is kind of shocking for a state-champ team.

- submitted by a former student
January 25, 2005
I am a graduate from NCh and I feel that the school was great and now is going down hill. I went to College and alot of my classmates at college were having problems with some of their courses.However, I was introduced to alot of the courses at NCH. Therefore, I had no problems with college and I thank all of my teachers.

- submitted by a former student
January 04, 2005
I am a little surprised at the statements being made. I feel NCH schools are very good. I have never had any problems. My son has a learning disability. The school has done everything possible to help him and to make sure he is receiving the proper education. I am very happy with NCH for all their hard work and efforts they have put forward in helping him. If the parents are involved with their child, they will have a better outlook in school as well as life. Everyone needs to be involved in our childrens education. After all, they are the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 05, 2004
After reading the 'overwhelming' number of critical reviews of this school system, I would advise these 3 to take a closer look at the state stats. North College Hill surpassed state averages in all areas of proficiency testing. How can this be true if 'all teachers are bad?' As a former student and parent of 2 graduate students I have always felt the best way to bring about change is by being involved. This does not mean only attending the sporting events. Go to school board meetings, join parents groups. talk to your child's teacher and volunteer.

- submitted by a former student
November 28, 2004
This is a very poor quality school. As a taxpayer I am extremly dissatisfied with the teachers.

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October 25, 2004
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October 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
I am a student at North College Hill, and it has poor education preparation and education in general. The discipline has become such a problem that a second extended detention (Tuesday school) has been instated after school. It is inadequate, dirty, and a horrible place to strive for an education.

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2004
I would not send your child to this school. It has a poor learning environment. Kids are constantly yelling throughout hallways and it seems like there is always a fight.

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March 03, 2004
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February 23, 2004
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North College Hill High School
1620 West Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45239
(513) 728-4783
Last modified North College Hill High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North College Hill High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews.