School Details

Granville High School

248 New Burg St, Granville, OH 43023
(740) 587-8105

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 666 students 19 student/teacher

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
  • Granville Exempted Village Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Granville High School is a public high school in Granville. The principal of Granville High School is Mr. Ryan P. Bernath, who can be contacted at 666 students go to Granville High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 4% of the 666 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Granville High School is 19:1. Newark Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.8% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.8%
Hispanic 0.1% 1%
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 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Granville High School is a great small school. We came from a much larger school. I find my daughter has more opportunities to participate in clubs and activities at a smaller school. She gets great attention from her guidance counselor and has the ability to take many AP classes. She had her 4 year high school track planned out as a freshman and they give individual attention each year to work around all of the classes she wants to take. She has so much confidence that she applied and was accepted to take college courses at Stanford this summer. Her guidance counselor sent her an email on different summer courses-not something her larger school ever did. Individualized attention and the ability to join and be accepted in every club because it isn't full is the greatest advantage of a smaller school system.

  • (8 months ago)

    GHS was great for academics arts music and sport teams. All of our children recently completed university with an excellent start in their careers and their own families.

  • (1 year ago)

    Granville is the best public school in Ohio. Great academics great environment to just be kids and goof around and have fun and great sports programs.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am former GHS student who has multiple learning disabilities and some social disorders. The big thing I have to yes there was a little bit of a bullying problem when I attended GHS (graduated in 2010). I am just here to give the viewpoint of someone who was part of the special education program throughout the entirety of the time I was in high school. The big thing I have to say is if you have a kid who has an IEP or any other type of document where your child will get special accommodations. You are going to constantly be in arguments with the teachers here. The big problem comes with a lot of the teachers seem to not be experienced enough in understanding why a kid with a learning disability needs more time and also they do not seem to found of being accommodating because they do not want to do the extra work. There are a handful of teachers that I had that did know on how to properly work with me because they had dealt with or have children who have learning disabilities as well. For the most part though most of the teachers will be difficult to deal with. If you do have a child and they have learning disability just make sure to see if the teachers are accommodating.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a former student at GHS. Other reviews stating the high academic achievement and pressure for excellence are true. However there are some serious issues with bullying that are not addressed. Upon my arrival at GHS a young girl was at her breaking point and being a small school it was hard to ignore. Both boys and girls were responsible for the reprehensible behavior towards her and she ultimately was forced to move away. Over the next two years this happened to me as well. The faculty while wonderful where academics are concerned are ill-equipt to deal with any sort of bullying. A "kids will be kids" attitude seems commonplace. Due to the small town mind-set children feel free to move their detestable behavior outside the classroom and right to a student's front door. I wish that I were an anomaly that I was the exception to the rule but I met several older women who were forced to move away due to similar circumstances. A retired school administrator was a neighbor of ours. She knew of many other girls who had been through tortuous years just trying to graduate high school. GHS is wonderful but the students are monstrous. Please beware.

  • (4 years ago)

    Two of my children have graduated from Granville Schools and both have done extremely well in college and felt high school was more demanding! Good surprise for them!

  • (5 years ago)

    Okay well I'm at student at GHS and I can tell you way more than the parents. Let me first start off saying that GHS is known as a really good school in our area. That's because we do really well on testing. But Granville does has some flaws. There is zero diversity in our school. Everyone looks the same talks the same thinks the same. Also Granville focuses way to much on grades and sports. If you don't get an A on a test people make such a big deal of it. And there are very few people here who don't play a sport. So if you are thinking about sending your child here please keep everything I said in mind. Like I said I'm a student. So I know what I'm talking about.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school system excellent faculty and fine prep for college.

  • (6 years ago)

    well im a student at Granville high school and the curriculum is Great and every one really is just so friendly in this small little town.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former student of GHS. It's a great school that provides solid courses small classes a generally accepting student body with easy access to your teachers for feedback. However It's success is a double edged sword. On the one hand because the school is well known as being top tier it creates expectations that students feel compelled to meet. This is good because turning in papers late being late to class and generally goofing off is not part of accepted culture at GHS as it unfortunately is at some public schools. On the other hand you tend to find students who feel so pressured by parents who have expectations of certain results from the school and the enviroment I described on its own merits that you would think they were in their final term of Harvard. One must remember these are kids and its high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school! i like this school because the teachers are nice and friendly and really go out of their way to help you! i learned from experience i had trouble with a subject and the teacher was warm and welcoming highly recomomend!

  • (8 years ago)

    Its a very nice well kept school with a great feel.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent School highly trained teachers and outstanding academic programs/standards.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a student here at GHS and I love it here. The classes are small and I've heard from many of my already graduated friends that after you graduate your frechman year at college will be easy because it is just like your senior year at GHS. I talk to many of my friends from different schools and I feel much better about my education. My vocabulary has a wide range and my test results are excelent.

  • (9 years ago)

    Granville High School is a wonderful learning environment. Students are given much room for independence. For instance a junior was able to form the girls' field hockey team single handedly. The classes are small and the students have wonderful advantages for living in such a secure small town such as Granville.

  • (10 years ago)

    The ideal public school. Administration could use some sprucing up but overall - from facilities to curriculum - an outstanding place to be educated.

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