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About This School

Noble Academy-Columbus is a charter middle school in Columbus. 200 students go to Noble Academy-Columbus and are mostly Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 83% of the 200 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Noble Academy-Columbus is 12:1. Horizon Science Academy - Columbus Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 43%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 83%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I have been in Noble Academy Columbus for 6 years now and I am proud to say I have joined both advanced classes thanks to my great teachers and supportive parents. I enjoy my time here and will be leaving next year for high-school. I have learned a lot in my time here and have joined state wide contests and have won up to first place wining prizes. I have great friends in school and I look forward to school. I like all my classes and am always open to challenges.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has been at Noble Academy Columbus for three years. The first year we were very impressed and happy with the school even though there were many flaws. The last two years have been eye opening to say the least. There is a clear lack of disapline. The teachers seem disengaged. And the in school administration is sorely lacking. The current principal elevates his own children during school and Concept Schools events. And his children who are enrolled in the school can do no wrong even though they are clearly bullies. The school serves only Halal food that is of poor quality and nutritional value that they charge 3.00$ a day for. The PTO is little more than 3 parents running it with the principle deciding how all the money is spent (because his name is the only one on the checking account). Had I known the true issues the school has I would never inrolled my child there. We are pulling out child out at the end of this year to home school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 4 daughters that go to Noble Academy and Horizon Academy on Bethel Rd. We have had great experiences with the schools. It is a safe and structured learning/educational environment. The staff is helpful & available by email or phone. The teachers are interactive and helpful. The afterschool programs and fieldtrips throught the school year are wonderful & encourage parent involvement. This is our third year and plan to enroll for our fourth year! Not only are the kids in a safe environment but are challenged in their school work & supported.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved from Springfield to Columbus two years ago. All three of our children attend this school. Our experience has been great since they started. All three look forward to going to school everyday. We have got to know almost all of their teachers personally. I enjoy the fact that I can quickly email the teachers directly when there's a problem and they respond!!! The principal is dedicated to the children.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school have been of great help for my son the teachers and principal have all the patience needed for help the children to learn. I took my son to Noble Academy after the teachers and principal of the school Daniel Wright only complained about my son saying "what is wrong with this kid? Or dear parent do something with your child because he does not concentrate and he is not learning. Fortunately I found help in Noble Academy with more dedicated and open minded teachers. My son does not have any learning disability and he is now a excellent student.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bright students responsible parents supportive staff. It is a great place to work. I enjoy working at Noble Academy Columbus.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 3 students enrolled at this school they really enjoy attending here. I have got to know almost all the teachers and staff here and I really have created unique friendships with everyone! The teachers and principal are dedicated to the children. They offer after school tutoring clubs and after school care for free. I am so glad I found this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a kindergartener at Noble and we are very happy with the school overall. We had been hearing about the school's quality in the past years and now this year we had a chance to see it ourselves. The teachers are great and helpful. Our child also stays for afterschool care and we are happy with that as well. They respect diversity. They also have wide-ranging extracurricular activities; our daughter participates in an activity most days following the classes. The school is in a good neighborhood and small-sized. In a way it feels like a private school. Highly recommended.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had one child attending Noble and now my second will be going there as well. I truly appreciate the small class size and the focus on high standerd of academics. I love the kidergarten teacher. She helped my child come out of his shell and gain confidence. I would recommend this school to anyone. Being a working mother the afterschool care is a blessing as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in her second year at Noble and it will be her last! My daughters teachers there are EXCELLENT caring and very helpful. The principle on the other hand yeah he appears to be friendly but if you take a closer look he's not very effective. He's definitely not the good guy you would think by reading some of these other reviews!

  • (5 years ago)

    What can I say about Noble? Everything positive! My daughter is on her second year as a student at Noble currently in the 3rd grade and loves every minute at this school. The teachers are amazing and their dedication to each child is beyond words. Mr. Efe the principal is a strong leader and always open to talk with the parents and children. The children are recognized for their achievements they are taught how to respect one another and the importance of a good education is being instilled in their minds all while making learning fun. With all the little extras this school offers it really keeps the children excited and involved. The curriculum is well planned and with the class sizes as small as they are the teachers are always ready and able to help any child who may need an extra boost. The school even offers a foreign language to the children and has many after school clubs. The school offers tutoring for any child who may need extra help or like my daughter who just wants to stay after and participate in the clubs and tutoring classes for extra knowledge. Field trips are a huge importance for the children visiting places that are fun and educational helps motivate the children. For some children this may be their only chance to visit some of these places the school has visited. Some people like to look down upon charter schools but I can tell you with all sincerity that there is no other school private public or charter in Columbus Ohio that I would want my child to attend except Noble Academy. We are very please with this school the staff and the education my daughter is receiving. I also have a son who attends Noble s sister school Horizon Science Academy. He is currently on his 4th year with the school. I hold the utmost respect for these two schools and I am so thankful that my children are a part of them. If you want to offer your child the best possible education they can receive I suggest you get to Noble and request your child s spot before all the seats are filled.

  • (6 years ago)

    As an overall comment I can say that Noble Academy is a charter school but very much like a private school. I have two children attending to Noble. They missed their schools as soon as te summer has started. This is an excellent school in many ways The principal leadership and the teachers are really good. Small class size policy makes sure that your children are getting enough attention. The admins and teachers are appreciating diversity. High academic goals are set and achieved character education is well balanced with the academics. After school programs as useful as the classes. It is like a 'too good to be truth' case. I hope and expect them continue as they have been done so far. I cannot think of a better option for my kids in Columbus.

  • (6 years ago)

    My doughter is a student at Noble. When I visited the school for the first time my first impression was the warm environment. The principles and teachers are very friendly and helpful. Teacher-parent relationship is excellent! The classrooms are small in size so my kid get enough attention by the teacher. My another point (comparing to previous school of my doughter) is that they educate the kids without putting too much limits so that the students' imagination develop naturally. I will send my son to Noble as well. I strongly recommmed this school for other parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    If you are looking for a great school here it is. Small classes and dedicated teachers.There is a respect for cultural diversity. No need to search for another school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child started at Noble in December 2007. I can clearly see the improvement especially in Language Arts and mathematics. Teachers and administration care about our kids and they provide free after school tutoring in case a student needs extra help in any subject area. If you are looking for quality education in a small school with small class size call ASAP Noble Academy.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a student at Noble Academy Columbus. It looks like a private school but not. Important points are the teachers' quality and their teaching ethics. Well our dream came true; you don't have to search for another school. Staff is passionate about teaching and cares deeply for the students. Parent support is above average. Teachers at Noble Academy Columbus really care for each student's achievement and personality. You will not be disappointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    My two kids attended this school this academic year and I have observed a great change in terms of their education. Even tough it was the school's first year they did an excellent job.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter was a kindergartner and is now a first grader at Noble Academy. I myself am a professional educator as well; so I can easily understand whether or not a school is offering their students a quality education. I proudly acknowledge that my kid is getting a great education at Noble where the school atmosphere is quite nurturing and success oriented for both boys and girls. I can t imagine a better charter school around central Ohio. The teachers are very dedicated the school is safe the class size is limited and the curriculum is broad and challenging. That s why I had my daughter enrolled at Noble even if it was out of my suburban (Dublin) school district. There is no private school in the Columbus area that I would choose over Noble regardless of price. An excellent choice for a high quality education!

  • (6 years ago)

    Noble Academy is a new school but it offers an excellent education. The school is very safe and especially the class size is limited with 16 students.The school has two main factors of succesfull schools good dedicated teachers and small class size.Faculty is very nice and friendly.My daughter is a first grader at Noble. She learned a lot here. The school offers Math Science Foreign language Music Art Ph Ed Computer Language Arts.I think this is one of the best community schools in this area.There is a respect for cultural diversity at Noble. I am so happy and lucky to enroll my daughter to Noble Academy.I highly recommend that school

  • (6 years ago)

    This school administrators and teachers care dearly for my child. He is respected and nurtured there by being supported with great academic knowledge. The school is very new and good quality . They are increasing the openings for next year I have already reserved my place there.

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