Walnut Hills High School College Profile 2017-2018

Grades 9-12

3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207 — (513) 363-8400 — Fax (513) 363-8420 — CEEB 361130

Mr. John Chambers, Principal
Mr. Jerron Gray, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kathy Restle, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Jessica Smitson, Assistant Principal
Mr. Joe Stewart, Assistant Principal

Senior High Counseling Staff
Mr. Adrian Cabrera (P-Z) cabrera@cps-k12.org – (513) 363-8450
Ms. Tanya Ficklin (H-O) ficklit@cps-k12.org – (513) 363-8463
Mrs. Linda Sawan (A-G) sawanli@cps-k12.org – (513) 363-8409

The School

Walnut Hills High School is a selective enrollment high school in the Cincinnati Public School system. Since its inception in 1895, Walnut has provided a classical college preparatory education to academically accelerated students in grades 7 through 12. Students are admitted from all districts in the City of Cincinnati based on qualifying scores on the Terra Nova exam. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence in a culturally-diverse community, Walnut’s curriculum includes Advanced Placement courses in 34 subjects and college-level programming in engineering. Walnut has a distinguished and award-winning reputation which includes being the top school in the State of Ohio based on the Ohio Graduation Test, identified as a Cum Laude Society school, and recognized perennially as a top 100 public high school by U.S. News and World Report. Walnut Hills is accredited by AdvancED.

The Faculty

  • 140 Teachers

The Students

Total Enrollment 2,967*

Walnut Hills High School Enrollment Distribution
Enrollment by Class
Seniors 409, Juniors 469, Sophomores 509, Freshmen 569, 8th 505, 7th 506
*Beginning 2017-2018 enrollment

Awards and Honors
Scholarship achievements 2016-2017

2017 Senior Class Statistics
  • 94% of our graduates continue their education at four and two year universities and colleges
  • 5.5% work, travel, or join the Armed Forces
  • 33% attend college out-of-state


GPA / Class Rank / Grade Point Distribution

Weighted and unweighted grade point averages as well as class rank are calculated for each student. Weighted GPA and Class Rank include core academic subjects only. Grades from Honors (H) and Advanced Accelerated (AA) have a weight of 1.25 and Advanced Placement (AP) has a weight of 1.5 for Class Rank calculations. Class Rank among the upper 10 percent is often separated by as little as one tenth of a point.

GPA / Class Rank / Grading

*Year-end enrollment (2016-2017)


Standardized Testing Results 2017

Standardized Testing Results 2017

Ohio Graduation Test — 100% Passed



Advanced Placement: Walnut Hills High School

  • 34 Advanced Placement courses offered
  • In 2017, 934 students took 2,404 exams with 85.1% of AP students receiving a score of 3 or higher
  • In 2017, there were 443 AP Scholars and 56 National AP Scholars
  • AP Seminar was offered for the first time in 2015-2016
  • In 2016, 914 students took 2,289 exams with 79% of AP students receiving a score of 3 or higher

AP Testing Scores 2016

Graduation Requirements

22 credits required in grades 9-12 for graduation, including:
English 4 years
Math 4 years
Science 3 years
Social Studies 3 years (including one semester of Economics and one semester of Government)
Foreign Language* 2 years
Fine Arts 1 year
Senior High Health 1 semester
Physical Education 1 year
Electives 4 years
*3 years of Latin for those who entered at grades 7 or 8, and either a fourth year of Latin or 2 years of a modern foreign language in grades 9-12.


Walunt Hills High School Course Selection Grid

Academic Curriculum

Course Selection Grid

Fine Arts and Electives

Colleges & Universities

Walnut Hills High School students from Classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 were accepted at these colleges and universities:
Academy of Art University
Agnes Scott College
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Albion College
Albright College
Alcorn State University
Allegheny College
Alma College
American Jewish University
American University
Amherst College
Anderson University-IN
Andrews University
Antioch College
Appalachian State University
Aquinas College
Arizona State University
Armstrong State University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Avila University
Baldwin Wallace University
Ball State University
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Bellarmine University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bennett College
Berea College
Berkeley City College
Berklee College of Music
Berry College
Bethany College
Bethune-Cookman University
Bluffton University
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brescia University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Buffalo State College of SUNY
Bunker Hill Community College
Butler University
California Institute of Technology
California Institute of the Arts
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University
Calvin College
Campbellsville University
Capital University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Central Piedmont Community College
Central State University
Centre College
Champlain College
Chicago State University
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati State Tech and Community College
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Clemson University
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland State University
Coastal Carolina University
Coker College
Colby College
Colgate University
College for Creative Studies
College of Charleston
College of Saint Benedict
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus State Community College
Concordia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Curry College
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Defiance College
Delaware State University
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dillard University
Drake University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
East Carolina University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastman School of Music of the U of Rochester
Eckerd College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Emerson College
Emory University
Endicott College
Erie Community College, City Campus
Evangel University
Fashion Institute of Technology
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Fisk University
Flagler College
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Hope College
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US News - America's Best High Schools - Ranked 65th in USA and awarded Gold Medal status.
Newsweek - America's Best High Schools 2010 - Walnut Hills Ranked 66th in USA and #1 in Ohio!