Dublin Coffman High School

6780 Coffman Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 764-5900

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1628 students 15 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

Dublin Coffman High School is a public high school in Dublin. The principal of Dublin Coffman High School is Mr. Michael E. Ulring, who can be contacted at ulring_mike@dublinschools.net. 1,628 students attend Dublin Coffman High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the 1,628 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 11% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dublin Coffman High School is 15:1. Dublin Scioto 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
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 15%
Asian 12% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter graduated Coffman with a high GPA and went on to a top engineering school's undergraduate and then graduate program in advanced engineering and had no problem keeping a very high GPA (4.+) throughout her studies. Coffman High School provided an excellent preparation for a very difficult respected and a top 5 ranked engineering college. Considering the diversity of students in income ethnicity and a large student population this was an outstanding education and realistically is a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    One parent wrote about having an introverted child. Yes there is something wrong. Being shy is one thing being an introvert who can't talk to people will be a determent to success all of their lives. Many introverted kids are mercilessly criticized at home. No don't baby them but don't run them into the ground either. Part of the high school experience is learning socialization skills to carry one through life. My son loves Coffman and isn't a football star or in marching band. There are plenty of activities for kids with different interests. He and his friends enjoy the football games and have plenty of school spirit. The teachers are great. My only complaint is the physical condition of the school. It looks run down considering the amount of taxes we pay to live here. Dublin just received another levy please use some of it to upgrade Coffman. Compared to the other two area high schools its an embarrassment of deferred maintenance.

  • (3 years ago)

    The word "introvert" is commonly misunderstood. People think it is associated with someone who is shy lacking social skills or unpleasant to be around in general. This is not really correct. An introvert is someone who finds strength not from others but from within. They are capable of being happy without others; however this does not mean they have no friends. They actually require alone time in order to function. Dublin Coffman is an extroverted society and the students don't understand introverts. Introverts enjoy thinking and analyzing in their own minds and SOME NOT ALL of them consider social interaction trivial. They are often studious and excellent learners. Dublin parents don't think your kid is flawed by being an introvert. Know that this is natural and be proud! He or she will go on to accomplish great things!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm not a parent but a student and have to say that the education offered is top notch. Some of the teachers aren't the best and the school could do a better job of listening when a student is having troubles with a teacher but overall the teachers are fine. The one thing is the students. If you don't dress walk or act like "everyone else" you will be ignored and shunned by the majority of the students. It's VERY sports and band oriented so if your not into those things well prepare not to have too many friends. There are a lot of clubs and other activities such as theatre but even that feels like a bad cliche at times. If you're not from a wealthy family you'll have troubles as well because you'll be in the minority and a lot of the students are stuck up while not thinking they're stuck up and know nothing of the world.

  • (4 years ago)

    Large high school with excellent administrators teachers and students. Expectations are high. Support is given to those students who find learning difficult. Many different and varied classes and teaching styles. The staff is very professional and skilled. Students are polite goal oriented and come from prosperous goal oriented families.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a freshman at Coffman and his experience has been great. We were initially concerned about his transition from a small private middle school to a large public high school. He didn't really know anyone AND he is very introverted. His high school experience started by joining marching band which was a great decision. He made friends quickly not because he was outgoing but because other band kids befriended and initiated with him. When he was sick some of them brought him brownies and a get well card. They invited him to parties. A senior girl even drove him to school the very first week. I am still amazed by that gesture of kindness. I know this review doesn't mention academics its too early to comment on that. But a big part of high school experience is social and I give Coffman an A+ in this category.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been a student at Coffman for three years. This is a great school if you have lived in Dublin since middle school. As I have talked to many students like myself who have transfered in; its hard to make friends. The students are not very open to new things and are often think that they are entitled to everything. The school itself is great because it has so many classes sports and extra curriculars to offer but the people are not.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been a student at Coffman for the past two years and I have enjoyed my time there. I don't agree that all students are spoiled. My family isn't rich and almost all of my friends have jobs so they don't have to rely on their parents. Sports events bring the students together and we have so many clubs that it's practically impossible to not find a program to be a part of. Also we have a program called L.I.N.K. where students are assigned a new student to show around the school and hang out with. It's true that some students talk about drugs and alcohol (not everyone) but that can be found in almost every school. We have a program called T.I. that teaches kids to be drug free. One downfall is that there are tons of students (around 1700) but I still think Coffman is a great school )

  • (6 years ago)

    Academic-wise this school is very good. Send your student here if they are either extroverted or if they don't mind studying alone because if he is introverted it is not very likely that any of the students in this building will reach forward a hand of friendship. The students coming from a rich neighborhood are very spoiled and have not learned to be humble. The students are not very open to things unfamiliar to them. Only a few people will accept different ways of dressing or walking etc. and even those will not step forward to offer friendship.

  • (7 years ago)

    The single reason we moved to Dublin was its school district and we have not been disappointed. Coffman High School especially is a great school. The vast majority of teachers are great. the school has many AP courses and clearly focuses on academics although sports and band participation is also big. The principal is outstanding. My son has asperger's syndrome and the kids in the school are very patient and understanding.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is about average. The students seem to horse around a lot talk about drugs and alcohol. The teachers are not the best as most of them just act like they know what they are doing but just read out of a book (not very good teaching). They also have a lot of sports if your son or daughter is a football player baseball and soccer etc. Overall the district could be a lot better for how much you pay in taxes.

  • (7 years ago)

    Bitterness and jealousy of parents of children that don't excel (see comment below) are the only problems this school has. The school staff and administration of this school are incredibly awesome!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Dublin Coffman is a large suburban school whose primary mission is to promote athletics. Scholarship takes a back seat to all else. As one of the most affluent suburbs in Ohio it's rankings for national merit finalist (approx. 3 out of 300) is inexcusable. Parents who are concerned about education send their children to private schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school community is awesome! The administration and teachers are very caring and professional and are committed to every student's success. I feel so fortunate to live within this school district.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school offers an excellent range of course work for all levels including AP Honors and self paced programs. There are many ways to get involved clubs almost every sport and other organizations. The school is safe weapons are not an issue most students are college bound and act like it.

  • (9 years ago)

    A good school with a lot of extracurriculars avaliable as well as very high academic standards.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hi As a former valedictorian of Dublin Coffman High School I can say with great confidence that DCHS is a great school. The teachers there are all very educated and professional. To the Asian mother...I am an Asian as well...I scored a 1560 on my SAT and was a National Merit Scholar. The school has put me where I am today. It will provide your children with as many opportunites as as any other public school...it is all there for the taking...but of course it is always up to the studend to achieve to his/her potential. I loved the four years i spent in the Dublin school system. I learned so much and grew tremendously as an individual.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our daughters had great years and wonderful opportunities afforded to them at Coffman. The music department is unparalleled!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am an Asian American mother. My son attended Coffman last year and he said he hated the school. I worked late but when I got home I often found him bruised or beat up. I tried talking to him but he says the kids were just messing around. I tried reporting to the district but they said they don't know what happened. Soon his grades started to fall and performed poorly on the SAT so I had to pull him out of school and put him into homeschooling.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not a parent but rather a former student. What I can say about Dublin Coffman is that I had a very positive experience in high school. I thought the majority of teachers were wonderful and genuinely cared about the growth of each student. Howoever the ones that stick out to me now are the teachers that would get just as caught up with popularity and image as students at Coffman did. There were teachers that would only focus on the kids who 'looked the part.' Very disappointing. I wish the school would evaluate that more.

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