School Details

Chillicothe High School

421 Yoctangee Parkway, Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 702-2287

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 920 students 21 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chillicothe City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chillicothe High School is a public high school in Chillicothe. The principal of Chillicothe High School is Jeffrey R. Fisher and can be contacted at 920 students go to Chillicothe High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 34% of the 920 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 54% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Chillicothe High School is 21:1. Unioto High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 79%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 11% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1.0%
Asian 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 64%
Economically disadvantaged 34% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Chillicothe High School has had a tremendous influence on my life and made me the person that I am today. The faculty/staff provided exceptional instruction and guidance throughout my four years there. The build great relationship's with the students and really showed interest in our futures. The Principal (Jeff Fisher) is also a huge part of my success in my life after high school. Not only did I have him as a teacher but I also go to experience his early years as principal. There is not one individual out there that cares more about the students and their success during and after high school. There's not one thing he wouldn't do to help a student. I can honestly say that the opportunities that I had at CHS molded me into a person well capable of going out into the world.

  • (8 months ago)

    This is a school that cares for its students. I have seen teachers and administrators purchase clothing food and pay school fees for students in need. I have witnessed staff members give of their time to tutor students after school cheer them on at extra-curricular events and provide support in difficult times. This is a great school and no test scores or reviews will ever do it justice. Do yourself and your children a favor and visit this school for yourself you will be glad you did.

  • (8 months ago)

    Employed in the district from 2006-2012 I feel qualified to address some of the concerns that previous posts discussed. Yes it's true that there were times that there were too many student altercations a few (very few) unproductive staff members and there may have been some issues with discipline. However much has changed since many of these concerns were voiced. The school system now has stronger leadership and has changed for the better. The number of disciplinary actions dropped so drastically that the principal Mr. Fisher discussed in a previous thread was asked to present his methods for ODE. The level of accountability has been raised for staff and students alike. Teachers not performing well have been remediated and have improved or were dismissed from their position. There are good things happening in CCSD. Visit the school drive around the community and learn what it means to be a Cavalier!

  • (1 year ago)

    I could not say this is the best school in US. but it is the best school in Ross county. We have a lot of AP courses students activity club board casting program and this is the only one school district offering Chinese class. We have a lot of good teachers and students here the only thing I think school need improve is teaching students more academic /school culture and follow the school rule.

  • (1 year ago)

    Chillicothe High School is academically challenging for which many of their seniors receive university scholarships. I strongly recommend Chillicothe City Schools to parents who want their children to succeed academically.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to Chillicothe from out of state and chose CHS based on the programs and curriculum. We have three children attending CHS this year and will have 4 attending next year. We have been very happy with the school. The principal is very visible and actively involved in all aspects of the school. The couselor has been excellent in working with our kids and the transition. Our kids have been challenged in the classroom (which was a concern since all are highest honor roll students) and have many choices in terms of honors and AP courses. The school has an excellent credit flexibility program that has allowed my kids to take courses online or independently when the courses are not offered at the school or when they can't be scheduled due to scheduling conflicts. There are many extracuriculars and sports to choose from however my kids would like to see a few more clubs at the school. My kids are involved in the school sports and music programs as well and it has been a very positive experience all around. I have also subbed in the school and have been very pleased so far with the facilities and teachers I have worked with. Would definitely recommend CHS over others.

  • (5 years ago)

    My teen has attended CHS for two years now. We moved here from another state due to a work transfer and we chose Chillicothe High School because of its AP and Honors courses Orchestra music and arts programs. Plus as it turns out it has a fantastic Broadcasting program which no other school in the state has. While some of the kids at the school are rough there are also some excellent students. And while there are a few teachers that are TERRIBLE and should not be teaching most of them are excellent. Sometimes the good students are treated like bad students and that is unacceptable. Kids need positive reinforcement not always negative. Lunches are too expensive probably to balance all of the free lunches they have to serve. The sports program is excellent but too much emphasis is placed on sports than curriculum. Overall CHS is BEST IN ROSS CO.

  • (5 years ago)

    While this school has several good teachers that really care about the students the administration is horrible with the exception of Mr. Fisher. I think he is the best assett that administration has.There are several fights at this school in any given week. Often the wrong students get the most severe punishment. The principal and vice principal do not address discipline issues in a swift and serious manner.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is really a great school. I've been attending it since my freshman year and i haven't had any problems. The courses are fantastic and the teachers are a blast!!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent the food is great and the technology is very impressive.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attend CHS and have for three years now and while I don't think it's the best school in the country by any means I do think it's the best in the county. We have wonderful music arts and theatre programs as well as dozens of athletic teams. There are some teachers who don't seem to care but most of them care a lot and work really hard to give us the best education possible.

  • (9 years ago)

    the kids need more things to do besides getting in trouble then getting out of it very easily with nothing but a smack on the hand some of the teachers dont care but some do its a sad thing because there is really smart kids in the high school and we are just pushing them thru

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