Students enrolled 1779
Hours no info
School leader Mr. Steven M. Andersson
Transportation options Yes
District Westerville City School District

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303 South Otterbein Ave
Westerville, OH 43081

(614) 797-6000
(614) 797-6001
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4 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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December 04, 2013
the school is amazing. they have plenty of things to offer. friendly and it does has some downside. but overall its amazing. so much better than Columbus. I cant wait to go back to all my friends.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2013
So I just recently graduated from this school and yes it has some sever issues regarding arguments and fights. I do have to say though, all you have to do is get past the hardships of freshman year and do well so you get put in the higher level programs. Those teachers care and actively interact with their students. Yes there are teachers that don't care there, and believe me i have had a few, but overall i loved going to the school and it is just how your student decides to make the experience.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2013
I attended this school for 4 years. I appreciated the diversity of the school. The school building itself could use some updating, but the students and teachers were generally lovely. There were some lackluster students, but they were usually dealt with.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2013
Wonderful with excellent teachers! School is really diverse and accepting of people of all different walks of life, religion, race, sexuality and more. Students have low tolerance for bullying, and most would step in if they saw it occurring, but it doesn't occur very often. Wonder AP, IB, and honors course level programs. Good athletics and clubs, an overall great school to go to. Students are very friendly and welcoming.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2012
Consider the age of the posts below. I wonder if this school has tanked in recent years. I too had heard a lot of hype about it. The parent post from 02/26/11 resonated most closely with my opinion. We are trying hard to move out of this school region. We hired a professional counselor to deal with all of the garbage. My daughter was honor roll, athlete, and theatre in MS. ALL went down hill her freshman year at South. The teachers didn't notice. When I brought it up, they didn't care. They are quick to hand out disciplinary action, but they punish without mentoring and leading back to the positive path. Our hired counselor suggests that North is a MUCH better environment both socially and academically. We're considering moving completely out of the district for a fresh start.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2011
I sold our family's house to move across town so that my kids could go to Westerville North! Westerville South is horrible! The teachers don't give a darn about the parents' concerns and the only thing this school has got going for it is its theater and drama program. Also, the school boasts about its diversity...please! This school is about as diverse as a bag of chocolate chips!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
I'm currently at this school as a freshman, and frankly I don't understand the hype about this school. There's so much arguing and fighting between students, I have several teachers who really don't care, or get frustrated with a student not understand very easily. I'm ready to leave this school already.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 04, 2009
Great academics and athletics!!! Voted silver and bronze medald from US News and World report. IB program scored in the top 10% in the world in IB exams. There is something for everyone at Westerville South HS.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2008
My son has gone to schools all over the world, including international schools in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and the UK. He has said on many occasions that the teachers he has at South are the best he has ever had in any school and he has attended excellent schools. He says the teachers are interesting as well as interested in their students. As a former educator I am more than pleased with Westerville South.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 05, 2008
I have had 3 sons graduate from the school and the first two were well prepared for the work required of them in college. We will find out about the third this year, but I don't expect significant problems. Each had extensive involvement in extra curricular activities that varied from vocal and instrumental music, theatre, multiple sports, class leadership and other group activities. Each had different but involved teachers and staff with whom they interacted and enjoyed. This is a school that has a diverse student population from racial and ethnic backgrounds and each son interacted with some members of other such groups.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2008
I thought this school was amazing, it offered great cources and has a great teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2008
I am very pleased with the staff, teachers, and the principal at Westerville South High School. They are very hard working, they know the students in the school and relate very well with them. Test scores have soared , the staff, teachers and principal work as a team for the good of the students. Thank you

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2008
I think it is a great school, especially with the IB program they have now. My son got the International Baccalaureate degree there, is in college now, and he said it prepared him very well for the Engineering program he is currently taking. They have top notch teachers, a great principal, and promote enthusiasm for learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
I commend Mr. Bell for the 'Vision' of congregating 'Everyone' to the common goal. Good Leadership, Good Fellowship, and Good Followship will bring Ultimate success.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
I think that westerville South is an excellent school. the Principle Mr. Bell is very experienced with students. Since Mr. Bell became principle that attendance rate increased by huge number and the OGT scores went up also

- submitted by a student
July 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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Westerville-South High School
303 South Otterbein Ave, Westerville, OH  43081
(614) 797-6000
Last modified Westerville-South High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westerville-South High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews.