Worthington Kilbourne High School

1499 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 883-2550

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1678 students 16 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. 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.
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About this school

Worthington Kilbourne High School is a public high school in Columbus. The principal of Worthington Kilbourne High School is Miss. Angela A. Adrean and can be contacted at adrean1232@gmail.com. 1,678 students attend Worthington Kilbourne High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the 1,678 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Worthington Kilbourne High School is 16:1. Thomas Worthington High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Asian 5% 6%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 25%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is a frehman at WKHS. She is a bright kid and is in some honors classes as well as some regular classes. She is being challenged in an appropriate manner as I see it. She loves Kilbourne and has made an easy transition from McCord MS. If there is a better overall High School staff in the Columbus area I'd like to see it. She plays 2 sports and the school sprit and student involvement have been fantastic.

  • (3 years ago)

    Every high school has issues with drugs and bullying. Schools can try and shelter their students from it all they want but it's gonna happen. That being said Kilbourne's drug problem really isn't that bad! The education is decent it's slipped over the years but retains an excellence rating and is one of the top 1000 high schools in the country. Nonetheless as a student i feel unchallenged here. I do not mean to sound conceited but I just don't feel as though i'm being pushed very far in the classroom. Also our course selection is somewhat barebones. We offer three languages (2.5 we cut half the french program) and do not offer more ap courses such as world history comparative government physics c psychology etc. I would like to see that change but alas it probably won't happen. As far as school spirit is concerned i do feel that kilbourne students at times want to be students elsewhere. They want to be westerville north they want to be dublin jerome hilliard davidson etc. and aren't always proud of the K. At other times (football games + lax season) however i've never seen a more rowdy student section D.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dear Concerned Parent Every school has a drug problem welcome to reality. And Kilbourne is a great school. If you felt it wasn't challenging enough then clearly you didn't think about signing your daughter up for AP/Enriched classes. Kilbourne has so much to offer. And as for the bullying thats another normal part of LIFE. But Kilbourne tends to be very different in the sense that seniors hangout with freshmen and vice versa. I think our school is a lot better about bullying than others. Oh and this is coming from a student who went to a private school her freshmen year as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter had a horrible experience with this school. We found there was a lot of bullying drugs and unacceptable behavior. I found it was not challenging enough for students. She went to a non-public school for freshman year which we switched because of the cost. Compared to that this place was about as good as a hen house.

  • (5 years ago)

    Worthington Kilbourne is by far one of the best learning institutions in the state of Ohio. The knowledgable faculty beautiful campus and wide selection of sports clubs and activities provides to the students a unique oppertunity to better enrich themselves in an ever modernizing world. The open-mindedness and acceptance of both the students and staff at WKHS are outstanding. Worthington Kilbourne is a special and dynamic place and I reccomend it to any family looking to relocate to the Columbus area.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school although it can be very cliuqe-y and sometimes hard to fit in. I would recommend it to anyone and wouldn't chose any other school. There is an incredible amount of school spirit extra-curricular activities sports and clubs! It is a great place to be a student!

  • (7 years ago)

    WKHS without a doubt has proved to be more of an experience for me than any College ever will. How many students can honestly say that? I learned more my Senior year in High School than I've learned for two years at Ohio State - enough said. WKHS couldn't be much better.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love kilbourne! The moment i walked in the front door I felt a tremendous amount of pride. All the teachers are well educated and love teaching. I couldn't imagine going anyway else.

  • (7 years ago)

    I currently go to Kilbourne. We have alright school spirit and our academics are excellent. It's easy to find a place to fit.

  • (7 years ago)

    WKHS is a great school where the students are always prepared and expected to get a college education. All of my friends have graduated from College. It is also a school where the students can taste a little bit of every field of study.

  • (9 years ago)

    WKHS is the best school ever! Anyone would be crazy not to want to attend WKHS! I graduated in 2006 and would not trade any or all of my experiences for anything!

  • (9 years ago)

    Kilborne is large and can be impersonal. It is very competitive. Academics are stressed. Parents are very involved in the system.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Worthington Kilbourne and Graduated in 2000. I thought it was an excellent school overall. Every teacher I had made learning fun and enjoyable. There was a wide range of classes to chose from and a lot of alternative choices available. Parental involvment was wide spread in athletics and extra curricular activites. I always felt safe in this school and as far as in school I never saw or felt any activites that I percieved as dangerous or illegal. There have been a lot of principal changes since I have left so I am unaware of their current situation. This is a very in school in the suburbs of Northwest Columbus Ohio and I plan to have my children attend here too.

  • (11 years ago)

    I can't imagine a better public high school. The teachers are dedicated the students are top-notch and the curriculum is broad and challenging. There is no private school in the Columbus Metro Area that I would choose over WKHS regardless of price.

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