District:  Worthington is a suburban community located in the diverse and rapidly growing northwest section of metropolitan Columbus, Ohio. Historically, it is a community of New England heritage where residents enjoy traditional celebrations and support progressive ideas. The socioeconomic level of the population is above average, with many of the 61,250 residents being college-oriented, business, and professional people. 

 

School:  Thomas Worthington High School is regarded as one of the outstanding public high schools in Ohio.  Our school earned an “A” by meeting all achievement indicators set by the State Department of Education with a performance index rating of 106.7.  In 2013, 92.24% of sophomore students passed all five parts of the Ohio Graduation Test compared to the state of Ohio at 82.96%. Thomas Worthington offers academic programs that are strong and quite diverse. Students have over 180 courses to choose from including challenging courses like those in our Pre-Engineering program (Project Lead the Way) and STEM Academy (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math). Students can take advantage of courses in our Entrepreneurial Business Academy, participate in our award winning fine and performing arts programs, study and develop skills in Spanish, French and Latin or learn life-long skills in Health and Wellness and Family Consumer Science courses.  Students can also take advantage of dual enrollment courses or enroll in Ohio’s Post-Secondary Educational Options at local colleges. Thomas Worthington offers a broad range of educational support such as our Freshman Learning communities, Sophomore Guided Studies, online learning,AP study rooms, learning labs, academic assistants, and individualized testing rooms.  

 

Enrollment: The school’s current enrollment is 1578 students in grades nine through twelve. 112 Thomas Worthington students attend the Linworth Alternative Program, an adjacent campus based on experiential learning.    

 

Faculty: Thomas Worthington is composed of 110 certified professionals; 80.9% hold a Master’s degree, and three hold a doctorate.  70% of our staff members have more than five years of experience.

 

Graduation Requirements: The curriculum at Thomas Worthington is comprehensive including advanced placements, honors, occupational, and vocational programs.  For the class of 2014, a minimum of 20 credits is required for graduation. Specific requirements include the following:

 

4 units of English (1/2 credit Speech)                         3 units of Science                              1/2 unit of Health & 1/2 unit of PE

3 units of Social Studies                                                  4 units of Math                                  5 units of Electives

 

Transcript Clarification:  “PESS” is Physical Earth System Science. “BESS” is Biology Earth System Science. “NSS” is Natural Systems Science. “FST” is Functions,Statistics & Trigonometry. “PDM” is Pre-Calculus & Discrete Math. “EBA”is Entrepreneurship Business Academy. “STEM” is Science, Technology,Engineering & Mathematics.

 

Honors and Advanced Placement: Honor opportunities are available in English Language Arts I & II,Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Math II, FST (Functions, Statistics &Trigonometry), PDM (Pre-calculus & Discrete Mathematics), French, and Spanish.  Nineteen certified Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Language and Literature, United States History, European History, Computer Science, Latin, French, Spanish, Calculus AB and BC, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies, Government,Studio Art 2D, Studio Art 3D, Studio Drawing, and Music Theory.  Advanced Placement courses are weighted on a 5.0 scale.  Honors courses are not weighted.

 

Grading System: Grade Point Average is computed using semester grades for all subjects.  Grades of students who transfer to TWHS are calculated using the Worthington Schools’ system for determining GPA and class rank.  A college wishing to re-compute a student’s GPA may call the registrar at 614-450-6304 for a copy of the previous school’s transcript. 

 

Class Rank: All students with a GPA of 4.0 or above are ranked number one in the class.  It is the policy of the Worthington Schools to report a rank only for these students.

 

Counseling Staff: 

Ms. Kathy Scott (Dept. Chair, 10-12)

Phone: 614-450-6300

kscott@worthington.k12.oh.us

Mrs. Stephanie Burns (Grades 10-12)

Phone: 614-450-6299

sburns@worthington.k12.oh.us

Mr. David Quart (Grades 10-12)   

Phone: 614-450-6302

dquart@worthington.k12.oh.us

Ms. Celeste Redman (Grade 9)

Phone: 614-450-6301

credman@worthington.k12.oh.us

Mrs. Felicha Smith (Grades 10-12)

Phone: 614-450-6298

fsmith@worthington.k12.oh.us

Post High School Plans:  In the class of 2013, 90% of Thomas Worthington students planned to continue their education after high school. Of that 90%, 70% planned to attend four year universities and 20% planned to attend two year or vocational programs.  Of the remaining 10%, 5% planned to work or enter a trade and 5% planned to enter the military. 

 

College Matriculation: Thomas Worthington students have matriculated to colleges and universities throughout the nation,including (though not limited to):

American University

Central State University

George Washington Univ.

Oberlin College

Quinnipiac University

Univ. of North Carolina

Art Institute of Chicago

Clemson University

Hampton University

Ohio Northern University

Stanford University

University of Notre Dame

Boston College

College of Wooster

Harvard University

Ohio State University

Swarthmore College

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Baldwin-Wallace College

Cornell University

Indiana University

Ohio University

U.S. Military Academies

University of Virginia

Bowling Green State Univ.

Dartmouth College

Kent State University

Ohio Wesleyan University

University of Chicago

University of Wisconsin

Brown University

Denison University

Kenyon College

Otterbein College

University of California

Vanderbilt University

Bucknell University

DePaul University

Miami University

Penn State University

University of Cincinnati

Wellesley College

Capital University

Duke University

New York University

Princeton University

University of Colorado

Wittenberg Univ.

Case Western Reserve

Georgetown University

Northwestern University

Purdue University

University of Michigan

Yale University


 

Thomas Worthington High School Additional Data

Advanced Placement 2013 Exam Results

227 TWHS students took 394 exams Advanced Placement Tests last year. 84.3% of those tested achieved scores of three or above. Three faculty members are AP program graders.

ACT Results

Composite Scores 2013

Thomas Worthington

24.0

Ohio

21.8

U.S.

20.9

National Merit
 

National Merit Finalist 4

National Achievement Finalist 1

Commended Scholars 8
SAT Results

Mean Scores 2013

CR

M

WR

Thomas Worthington

559

586

536

Ohio

548

556

531

U.S.

496

514

488