at 4841 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, 43227 United States
Walnut Ridge High School is a public high school located on the far east side of Columbus, Ohio at 4841 E Livingston Ave near the I-70 and Hamilton Road exit. The school is neighbored by the Far East Recreation Center and Big Walnut CreekHistoryThe school colors are scarlet, gray and white and the school's sports teams nickname is the Scots in honor of the school's sister school, The Harlaw Academy in Scotland. In recognition of this fact the school's color scheme has been officially recorded as a distinct tartan pattern. Walnut Ridge is a four-year high school with an enrollment of 860. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, and by the Department of Education of the State of Ohio. It has student representation from 27 countries.At its peak in the early 1970s, the school had an enrollment of over 1,800 in grades 10-12. Starting with the 1971-72 school year, Walnut Ridge went into split sessions. This lasted until enrollment declined due to other schools opening in the area. Declining enrollment for city schools started after many fled the Columbus city schools after a federal court mandated desegregation of the district in 1979.In 1987, a four-student team from the school won the National Academic Championship, a question-and-answer competition, beating the team from Walt Whitman High School of Bethesda, Maryland. The team consisted of Susan Wright, Garrett Schwartz, Mu Chun Yin and team captain Michael Dake.CurriculumAcademically, Walnut Ridge offers Advanced Placement courses in chemistry, English literature and composition, calculus, government & politics and U.S. History. It also offer PSEO through Hocking College. Students enrolled in the PSEO program can earn high school credit as well as college credit in English and Government. Concurrent enrollment is also available through local universities. This school remains slightly below average for the district when it comes to proficiency test scores.
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