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Worthington Kilbourne High School

Public | 9-12 | 1678 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted October 27, 2012

My daughter is a frehman at WKHS. She is a bright kid and is in some honors classes as well as some regular classes. She is being challenged in an appropriate manner as I see it. She loves Kilbourne and has made an easy transition from McCord MS. If there is a better overall High School staff in the Columbus area, I'd like to see it. She plays 2 sports and the school sprit and student involvement have been fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

Every high school has issues with drugs and bullying. Schools can try and shelter their students from it all they want but it's gonna happen. That being said, Kilbourne's drug problem really isn't that bad! The education is decent, it's slipped over the years but retains an excellence rating and is one of the top 1000 high schools in the country. Nonetheless, as a student i feel unchallenged here. I do not mean to sound conceited, but I just don't feel as though i'm being pushed very far in the classroom. Also, our course selection is somewhat barebones. We offer three languages (2.5, we cut half the french program), and do not offer more ap courses such as world history, comparative government, physics c, psychology, etc. I would like to see that change, but alas, it probably won't happen. As far as school spirit is concerned, i do feel that kilbourne students, at times, want to be students elsewhere. They want to be westerville north, they want to be dublin jerome, hilliard davidson, etc., and aren't always proud of the K. At other times (football games + lax season), however, i've never seen a more rowdy student section :D.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2011

Dear Concerned Parent, Every school has a drug problem, welcome to reality. And Kilbourne is a great school. If you felt it wasn't challenging enough then clearly you didn't think about signing your daughter up for AP/Enriched classes. Kilbourne has so much to offer. And as for the bullying, thats another normal part of LIFE. But Kilbourne tends to be very different in the sense that seniors hangout with freshmen, and vice versa. I think our school is a lot better about bullying than others. Oh, and this is coming from a student who went to a private school her freshmen year as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2011

My daughter had a horrible experience with this school. We found there was a lot of bullying, drugs, and unacceptable behavior. I found it was not challenging enough for students. She went to a non-public school for freshman year, which we switched because of the cost. Compared to that, this place was about as good as a hen house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2010

Worthington Kilbourne is by far one of the best learning institutions in the state of Ohio. The knowledgable faculty, beautiful campus, and wide selection of sports, clubs, and activities provides to the students a unique oppertunity to better enrich themselves in an ever modernizing world. The open-mindedness and acceptance of both the students and staff at WKHS are outstanding. Worthington Kilbourne is a special and dynamic place, and I reccomend it to any family looking to relocate to the Columbus area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

I love this school, although it can be very cliuqe-y, and sometimes hard to fit in. I would recommend it to anyone and wouldn't chose any other school. There is an incredible amount of school spirit, extra-curricular activities, sports, and clubs! It is a great place to be a student!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

WKHS, without a doubt, has proved to be more of an experience for me than any College ever will. How many students can honestly say that? I learned more my Senior year in High School than I've learned for two years at Ohio State - enough said. WKHS couldn't be much better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2008

I love kilbourne! The moment i walked in the front door I felt a tremendous amount of pride. All the teachers are well educated and love teaching. I couldn't imagine going anyway else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

I currently go to Kilbourne. We have alright school spirit, and our academics are excellent. It's easy to find a place to fit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2007

WKHS is a great school where the students are always prepared and expected to get a college education. All of my friends have graduated from College. It is also a school where the students can taste a little bit of every field of study.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2006

WKHS is the best school ever! Anyone would be crazy not to want to attend WKHS! I graduated in 2006 and would not trade any or all of my experiences for anything!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 26, 2006

Kilborne is large and can be impersonal. It is very competitive. Academics are stressed. Parents are very involved in the system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

I went to Worthington Kilbourne and Graduated in 2000. I thought it was an excellent school overall. Every teacher I had made learning fun and enjoyable. There was a wide range of classes to chose from and a lot of alternative choices available. Parental involvment was wide spread in athletics and extra curricular activites. I always felt safe in this school and as far as in school, I never saw or felt any activites that I percieved as dangerous or illegal. There have been a lot of principal changes since I have left so I am unaware of their current situation. This is a very in school in the suburbs of Northwest Columbus Ohio and I plan to have my children attend here too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 14, 2004

I can't imagine a better public high school. The teachers are dedicated, the students are top-notch, and the curriculum is broad and challenging. There is no private school in the Columbus Metro Area that I would choose over WKHS, regardless of price.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled76%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)>=95%

Reading

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial94%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled84%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)90%

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial94%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)90%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled84%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)80%

Writing

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic>=95%
Asian or Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled92%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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105 (2010)
 
108 (2009)
 
108 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

67%

Average ACT score

25

Graduation rate

94%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 74%
Black 6% 16%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 12%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1499 Hard Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
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