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Schools in the Columbus Area

Schools are an important factor for many Columbus home buyers. Picking a home near the best school is a priority. But rest assured that Columbus offers nothing but the best education for its students. The Columbus area offers plenty of public, private, and post-secondary schools available for all ages of students, so you can easily find the home that is close to your desired school. Have a question about a particular school? Want to learn more about the Columbus area? Call us at 614-588-2673 (Ray) or 614-668-4996 (Carie).

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About Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools, which serves students living in Columbus city limits, is Ohio's largest school district. More than 50,000 students attend its 109 public schools. The district decides which students attend which school based on a "school feeder pattern," which ensures students living in the same neighborhood will attend the same elementary, middle, and high school.

A variety of academic programs (including the Gifted and Talented Program and a Columbus Hearing Impaired Program), athletic programs, and extracurricular activities are available for students to enjoy.

CCS District Quick Facts

  • Superintendent: Dan Good, Ph.D.
  • School Hours: 9 AM - 3:30 PM (Elementary & K-8), 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Middle & High)
  • Accolades: Among the Best High Schools in Ohio (US News & World Report)

New Resident Information

Choice Schools: In addition to its elementary (K-5), middle (6-8), and high schools (9-12), Columbus City Schools offers alternative schools and special program schools that include K-6 academies, language immersion schools, career and technical high schools, and a K-12 early college. Students have the opportunity to attend one of these choice schools by enrolling in the School Choice Lottery process.


Other Columbus Area School Districts

Many of the Columbus suburbs have their own public school systems, which rank among the best school districts in Ohio. Among the best districts in the Columbus area, according to rankings like Niche.com, are Dublin City School District, Upper Arlington City School District, and Bexley City School District. Students can also take a variety of academic programs, participate in school athletics, and meet new friends in dozens of clubs and organizations.

Best High Schools in the Columbus Area

Based on Niche.com rankings

  • Bexley High School — Bexley, OH
  • Centennial High School — Columbus, OH
  • Columbus Alternative High School — Columbus, OH
  • Dublin Coffman High School — Dublin, OH
  • Dublin Jerome High School — Dublin, OH
  • New Albany High School — New Albany, OH
  • Upper Arlington High School — Upper Arlington, OH

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Search Homes for Sale by School District

If you're moving to Columbus or one of its suburbs, you can search for homes by school district here to find the home of your dreams, or find information about the homes in one of these top school districts below. If you find a home you like, contact us and we can schedule a showing.