School Details

Nelsonville-York High School

1 Buckeye Dr, Nelsonville, OH 45764
(740) 753-1964

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 382 students 17 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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
  • Nelsonville-York City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nelsonville-York High School is a public high school in Nelsonville. The principal of Nelsonville-York High School is Mrs. Elise L. Stephan, who can be contacted at 382 children attend Nelsonville-York High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 45% of the 382 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 55% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Nelsonville-York High School is 17:1. Tri-County Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.6% 2%
Hispanic 0.3% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 63%
Economically disadvantaged 45% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the previous parents that the emphasis in the district is clearly on sports. Although sports are an important part of school being a student should always come first. The district has made some headway in curriculum in the last several years but still lags behing many school districts. The elementary is a complete mess whereas the high school does have a more professional and focused atmosphere. Some of our children have difficulty when taking standardized testing (i.e. SAT/ACT etc.) even though they are in the top of their class. This would seem to reflect problems with curriculum. And as far as the new buildings--notice which came first--the football field and weight room. Unfortunately I think this speaks for itself.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that our school is excellent! We may have some problems but every school does. Also I think that our athletics is the best in the whole county! And if anyone asked I would reconmend this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    my children recently transfered to another school district due to a relocation of employment and have now seen how bad this school really is. The focus of this school is not education but athletics and to be honest they are not that good with their sports program they rely on coaches that coach their kids and could care less about others

  • (9 years ago)

    I think it's an awesome school based manely on athletics. Great football program!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has now been listed as In Need of Improvement due to the lack of services provided to special needs students. Rather than work with the parents of special needs children the Nelsonville-York school system assumes an adversarial position. I have two learning disabled children in this school district. I have had to file for two Due Process hearings in able to have even the most basic of services provided to my children. I cannot recommend this school to anyone. Please place your children in a school district where the superintendent and the school staff actually care about the needs and education of children.

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