School Details

Findlay High School

1200 Broad Ave, Findlay, OH 45840
(419) 425-8289
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2101 students 17 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Findlay City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Findlay High School is a public high school in Findlay. The principal of Findlay High School is Victoria V. Swartz and can be contacted at vswartz@findlaycityschools.org. 2,101 students go to Findlay High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 21% of the 2,101 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 30% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Findlay High School is 17:1. Findlay Digital Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 82%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 43%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Findlay High School is an excellent school with many different opportunities for students. The teachers counselors and administrators really do seem to care about everyone. Being a somewhat larger school it is able to offer a great variety of specialized college prep honors and advanced level courses. It's size also allows it to offer many athletic and student-centered extracurricular activities. The principal uses email Twitter newsletters and different meetings to communicate with parents and students. I was recently a parent member of a committee organized to give input on a school honors program. Although I was skeptical of how my input would be used I was pleasantly surprised to see my input was valued and made a difference. I rate my family's experience as five stars. The only negative I see is that parents have a tendency to complain but aren't willing to get involved. Like our family parents are very busy. But from our experience with private schools attending parent meetings and getting involved is how we make our school work for us.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent of 2 children that attended FHS I must say this school is one of the worst. From drugs gangs and bullying to being severely understaffed. Not to mention the chaotic open lunches and lack of caring and teaching skills from many faculty members this is not somewhere you want to send your kids. From all the violence alone it truly hinders your child's concentration and learning capabilities. We withdrew both of our children and open enrolled them elsewhere and both showed great improvement both socially and academically. If you want a safe environment and quality education than Findlay High School is not for you.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers and lots of AP/honors classes. There are lots of sports and activities to be in. It's a great school to go to!

  • (4 years ago)

    this school was a grate school and i achieved so much from it ant expecaily in music if thir is one best subject for this school ir would be orchestra chior and band i was a stedent here at findlay high for 9-10 school year

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has many options but is still dedicated to the fundamentals that every student needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    I second this statement. I am lucky to have some of the few teachers that truly care about their students education and encourage their students to use their minds to build knowledge. on another note I believe other staff members and principles to hold on too tightly to their ability to enforce rules.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former student and now the parent of a child with Asperger's syndrome attending Findlay High School. I have found that the principles and staff I have worked with to be supportive and great to work with. It is a blessing to see my child truely happy to go to school and I believe much of the credit for this goes to the staff. I also have found that communication with parents to be a priority of the administration. The priniciple sends out a daily e-mail containing all the announcements that the students heard that day. He also sends out reminders about when report cards are coming out and if a parent doesn't receive it to contact them and they will make sure you get a copy. During orientation the staff went over the emergency response plans which appear to being used as a model for other schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    While efforts are made to help students we feel that Findlay HS 'catogorizes' too much and principles are somewhat inflexible. There are also obvious 'clicks' that many teachers and administrators use different rules or overlook when school rules are violated. On another point we do not believe that any Freshman should be allowed out for open lunch. Also school uniforms would be a great way to add to school safety and reduce the arrogance of many.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a former student of Findlay high school. Compared to other high schools I have had experience with Findlay offered a fair education. However I do not feel I was adequately prepared for college or life outside of high school. Luckily there were a few fantastic teachers who nurtured my love for learning and saw talent in me that other staff chose to ignore. Some of those staff including a few of the principals would have hindered my educational process without the support of the other few teachers spurring me on to pursue Truth and knowledge without reservation. There are other members of the staff who did not seem worthy of the status of teacher for lack of knowledge in general and lack of knowledge in their particular teaching field.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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