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About This School

Licking Heights High School is a public high school in Pataskala. The principal of Licking Heights High School is Mr. Mark E. White, who can be contacted at whitem@gjps.org. 662 students attend Licking Heights High School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 662 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 39% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Licking Heights High School is 16:1. Southwest Licking Digital Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 61% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 27%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 38%
Economically disadvantaged 32% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    pick up child on time which I see is not happening.phillip wagner say's need another high school is he joking omg enuff

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved here 5 years ago and I thought the schools were good at the time. I had one child in 6th grade and one child in 3rd grade at the time. However the schools have really gone downhill over the last 2-3 years. My daughter transferred out to a charter school 2 years ago in the middle of the 9th grade because the high school was just not challenging enough for her. They do not have anything to offer advanced students and she was very bored academically. My son transferred to an online school last year due to slipping grades bullying and absolutely no help from the staff at the middle school. The online grade book is not updated regularly. My son once spent two days straight in lunch detention because a teacher put demerits under his name by mistake. When my son tried to ask why he was in there he was told to sit down and be quiet. When I called the principal to complain he acted as though it was just a mistake and no big deal. My son was also beaten up at the bus stop once and the school said they could do nothing about it because he was not on the bus or school grounds.

  • (1 year ago)

    The kids grades do not match their content knowledge. Some of their teachers have indicated that they give them points to get them to the next higher grade. This school district violates its own attendance policy by going back and excusing absences months after they have occurred. Overall this district does not help the kids there be accountable or excel at knowledge. Grades are given but not necessarily the grade earned. Also teachers seem to be not in the classroom with the kids quite a bit judging by video from the classrooms that I've seen posted by its students.

  • (1 year ago)

    I could not be more disappointed by the high school. We just moved here and I expected more from a school with an excellent rating. It does not appear that the teachers or the administration care AT ALL. Many of the teachers will not respond to me when inquiring about grades or status of my child. Even tho they have a system to post grades assignments etc it is not used often or updated enough to keep up with my child's assignments. My child was failing 3 classes and I never heard from one teacher through the entire quarter. The foreign language teacher this year has no idea how my child is doing (all F's) despite repeated appeals to her nor has she made ANY effort to help him repair his grades when he has asked. It also seems to be a behavioral free for all. It does not appear there is a standard of behavior or any discipline at all in the school. If you care about your child's education don't send them here.

  • (2 years ago)

    Licking Heights has great teachers but the administration lacks common sense. The administration is terrible at planning events activities assemblies etc. The departments do not communicate well nor are they taught how to do so. Students who are allowed to arrive late to school or dismissed early are sometimes not made aware of important activities or certain honors. I was a student who was allowed to arrive late (by the start of 2nd period) and I was not made aware of the fact that I received and Honors Diploma until the night of the ceremony and when I tried to pay for my stole (which they would not be able to use again as they say 2012) to go with my gown they would not accept my check because I was not made aware that all senior payments had to be in cash after a certain date. The only students made aware of having to pay in cash were those that had outstanding fees which I did not. As stated before the teachers are great and care about the students and want them to do well but the administration is not as good as it could or should be.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been a LH district student since 2nd grade seen a lot of growth. My son graduates this year and I really wished that the high school would focus on college prep prior to the senior year. When my son was a freshman they did away with their freshman h.s. prep class that taught study skills etc. There is a great emphasis on football but the experience has been good. The new principal seems to be liked by the students and staff and represents a much needed change in the district. Hope students are given more options and opportunities in the near future. I enjoy/like the parental involvement better teacher communication is a must. Teachers need to be required to have their class website info up to date.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child gets great grades and very positive feedback from her teachers but will ask me to add 4 and 9 for her or questions like is 'what state is Florida in.' Baffles me where her great grades come from.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children currently attend Licking Heights and I think it is a great school because it is very diverse and forward thinking. And it happens to be my alma mater!

  • (5 years ago)

    Overall Licking Heights has been a horrible school personally I felt majority of the teachers did not care whatsoever of the needs of the pupils. My child transferred from another school district to Licking Heights and knew nothing about the school I hadn't even known when she was expected to start.The students there seemed rude and acted as if they had no class to attend. My child did not even receive her OAT testing results she currently attends the high school and I am attempting to mover her from there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been attending Licking Heights since the 4th grade & i'm now a junior. I can honestly say that I've learned more here than any other school iv'e ever attended. This year I passed all my OGT's above proficient & that was with the help of all my wonderful teachers. Just like anything it has it down sides but no school is perfect. The teachers & staff are very helpful and you can come to them with any problem you may have. Most of the parents are very involved in the district. So to all the parents complaining why don't you take a stand in your community to help & vote yes on the levies so that we can have all of the amenities & electives that we need to have wonderful schools. Hopefully this changed your feelings on what kind of a school Licking Heights is.

  • (6 years ago)

    A very nice school teachers are freindly ive grown up here and the teaching sestem could be a little bit better and the leader ship is a little weak but its a good school over all

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a great place to learn if you are willing. If your student is a harder worker and willing to go above and beyond than he or she will most certainly do good at this school and learn more than you could ever imagine.

  • (7 years ago)

    The Parent Involvement Is Wonderful. I Would Say There Should Be More Sports Offered. I Think They Should Have Coaches For Sports Come From Outside Of The School. Having Teachers/Coaches Isn't The Best Idea. As For Safety And Discipline I Think The School Does An Excellent Job In This Department.

  • (7 years ago)

    We've been so satisfied with the school district! The teachers really seem to care about the kids. Parents also really seem willing to help out to promote extracurriculars and student learning.

  • (7 years ago)

    Taxes more than tripled in 3 years. No communication with school or teachers about events schedules or grades until it is too late. More effort and time was required and set aside for extracurricular than educational. 5th grader didn't know multiplication tables and was not taught them. School seems like the 'good old boy' system. If you aren't from there didn't grow up there you will be shunned. Skate by on grades no challenges in classes. Moved to Pickerington schools mainly because of Licking Heights. Best thing we did. What were A's in Licking Heights were now D's and F's in Pickerington. Effort improved grades improved. School's focus is on wrong priority. Should be kids and education.//

  • (7 years ago)

    I could not disagree more with some of the parents on this site. Licking Heights has a clear set of rules and enforces them. Heaven forbid children in this society have to follow the rules set out before them. I am glad the school puts the safety of our kids first and makes sure that they do stay safe. Maybe these parents should teach their kids to follow the rules instead of crying when they get caught breaking them. I am proud to have my kids at this school. Every day they come home and can tell me something new that they learned that day. Most kids only remember lunch and recess. Licking Heights is teaching our kids respect and discipline as well as preparing them to pass the dreaded graduation tests. The school is doing a wonderful job with an ever increasing enrollment and extremely low funds.

  • (7 years ago)

    The overall quality of the school is poor. My jr. high student had failing grades but at all parent/teacher conferences the teachers said he was doing fine. The teachers did not contact me about grades or give homework updates even when I requested regular updates. Academics do not seem to be a priority. I found some teachers to be unprofessional in their attire. Students have dress code standards; teachers should too. Jeans are not appropriate attire unless it's dress-down day Friday. Teachers need to be good role models for our students. I am very disappointed in my overall experience with Licking Heights Schools & have transferred my child to another district.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lack of variety of classes due to small amount of students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that the teachers and staff spend more time worrying about what the kids are wearing than the education they are getting. I never hear if my child is failing but let him wear something they dont 'like' or let him be a minutes late for class and they are all over him. Personally I dont like the school or the staff at all. I can't wait until my children no longer attend...my child got in trouble got his phone taken from him while calling HOME from the bus not allowed on school grounds and every day i see kids using them as they exit the school. discriminaton is what I see alot of here.

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