Walnut Hills High School College Profile 2019-2020

Grades 9-12

3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207 — (513) 363-8400 — Fax (513) 363-8630 — CEEB 361130

John Chambers, Principal
Joseph Stewart, Grade 12 Assistant Principal
Daniel Coleman, Grade 11 Assistant Principal
Kathy Restle, Grade 10 Assistant Principal
Ashley Thomas-Morgan, Grade 7-9 (A-L) Assistant Principal Jessica Smitson, Grade 7-9 (M-Z) Assistant Principal

Counseling Staff
Patricia Morgan Grade 11-12 (A-G)
Tanya Ficklin Grade 11-12 (H-O)
Adrian Cabrera Grade 11-12 (P-Z)
Renita Brooks Grade 10
Rashaan Williams Grade 7-9 (A-L)
Morgan Taylor Grade 7-9 (M-Z)

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 35 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 High School is accredited by AdvancED.

The Students

Total Enrollment 3,023*

Walnut Hills High School Enrollment Distribution
Enrollment by Class
Class of 2020 490, Class of 2021 533, Class of 2022 494, Class of 2023 495, Class of 2024 528, Class of 2025 483
*Beginning 2019-2020 enrollment

Grading System
A = 100-90%   B = 89-80%   C = 79-70%   D = 69-60   F = 59-0%
X (Failing with excessive absence) = 50%, and I (Incomplete)= 50%



The Faculty

  • 145 Teachers

Class of 2020

Walnut Hills High School reports the cumulative weighted GPA and is used to determine the ranking of our students. Weighted GPA is based on a 4.0 scale.

Class of 2020 GPA Distribution

Class of 2019 Statistics and Awards

• 22 National Merit Finalists
• 24 National Merit Semi-Finalists
• 19 National Merit Commended Students
• 8 students from the class of 2019 earned a perfect 36 ACT
• 102 Cum Laude Society Initiates
• 93.2% of our graduates continue their education at four and two year universities and colleges.
• 5.5% work, travel, or join the Armed Forces
• Over 43 million dollars offered in scholarships

Class of 2018 ACT Score Comparisons

In 2019, 35 AP courses are offered

AP Testing Scores 2019

2018-2019 AP Awards
  • 139 Scholars
  • 208 Scholars with Distinction
  • 57 Scholars with Honors
  • 54 National Scholars

2018-2019 AP Scores
AP Testing Scores 2019


Walunt Hills High School Course Selection Grid

Course Selection Grid

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 Elective Course Selection Grid

Course Selection Grid


Colleges & Universities

Walnut Hills High School students from Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 attended the following colleges and universities:
Adelphi University
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alderson-Broaddus College
American University
Andrews University
Arizona State University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Auburn University
Augustana College
Austin Peay State University
Baldwin Wallace University
Ball State University
Bard College Berlin
Baylor University
Bellarmine University
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont University
Benedict College
Bennett College
Berea College
Berkeley City College
Berklee College of Music
Birmingham-Southern College
Bluffton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Butler University
California Institute of Technology
Calvin University
Capital University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Central State University
Centre College
Champlain College
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati State Tech and Comm Coll
City College of San Francisco
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College for Creative Studies
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus State Community College
Concordia University Chicago
Cornell University
Cornerstone University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Defiance College
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Michigan University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
Fashion Institute of Technology
Ferris State University
Fisk University
Florida A&M University
Florida Southern College
Fordham University
Furman University
Galen College of Nursing
Gardner-Webb University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Grambling State University
Grand Canyon University
Hamilton College - NY
Hampton University
Hanover College
Harvard College
Heidelberg University
High Point University
Hocking College
Hofstra University
Howard University
Hunter College of the CUNY
Indiana University at Bloomington
Jackson State University
Jacksonville University
John Cabot University
John Carroll University
Kalamazoo College
Kent State University
Kentucky State University
Kenyon College
King's College London
La Salle University
Lake Erie College
Lees-McRae College
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Macalester College
Marietta College
Marquette University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University, Oxford
Miami University, Regionals
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Middlebury College
Midway University
Millsaps College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Minerva Schools at KGI
Morehead State University
Morehouse College
Mount St. Joseph University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
New York University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Kentucky University
Northwest State Community College
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
NYU Shanghai
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Media School (Cincinnati)
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Otterbein University
Paul Mitchell the School-Cincinnati
Pennsylvania State University
Prairie View A&M University
Pratt Institute
Princeton University
Purdue University
Queen's University
Quincy University
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockhurst University
Roosevelt University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sacramento City College
Saint Louis University
Saint Michael's College
Salem College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle Central College
Seton Hall University
Shawnee State University
Sinclair Community College
Soka University of America
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Southern University and A&M College
Spelman College
Spring Hill College
Stanford University
Stetson University
Syracuse University
Taylor University
Temple University
Tennessee State University
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The College of Wooster
The George Washington University
The Juilliard School
The New School - All Divisions
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University at Lima
The Ohio State University at Mansfield
The Ohio State University at Newark
The Ohio State University, Agricultural Technical Institute
The University of Akron
The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Memphis
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Northwestern Ohio
The University of Oklahoma
Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas More University
Tiffin University
Transylvania University
Tulane University
Tuskegee University
U.S. Navy
Union College - Barbourville
United States Army
United States Naval Academy
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Houston
University of Iceland
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Mount Union
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Phoenix
University of Pikeville
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of South Carolina, Lancaster
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Toledo
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
University of Westminster, Harrow
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Urbana University-A Branch Campus of Franklin University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Walsh University
Warren Wilson College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
West Virginia State University
West Virginia University
Western Carolina University
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University
Wheeling University
Wichita State University
Willamette University
Wilmington College
Wittenberg University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wright State University
Xavier University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Yale University
Yeshiva University
Youngstown State University
 
 
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